With recent cuts in the aged care sector equating to as much as $1.6 billion, according to the Aged and Community Services Association, developers and providers are coming under increasing pressure to drive additional value out of their sites and create long-term strategic development plans.

The need for additional aged care is critical, but these needs are not universal across the sector. Aged care is a unique sector of the housing market with specific design and planning needs that must be considered from the outset in master planning or planning approval. Different sub-sectors are emerging…