Uniting Kingscliff

Uniting recognises that there has been an increased demand for quality homes and services for seniors on the Far North Coast,[1] so we've been working on plans to meet this need.

With input from the Kingscliff community during our 2022 public consultation, we have further developed the masterplan that will transform the Uniting Kingscliff residential aged care home into a contemporary, welcoming seniors’ community.

We’re committed to providing a continuum of care that enables people to age gracefully and with dignity, in the Kingscliff community they love, supported by a range of other services. Learn more about our vision here.

Our plans for Uniting Kingscliff currently include:

  • Approximately 211 quality Independent Living Units (down from 235 in the 2022 scheme), including affordable housing
  • 120 Residential Aged Care places
  • Spacious communal areas, including landscaped community gardens and outdoor activity areas
  • Seniors Wellness Centre, including an outdoor pool, seniors' gym, cinema and hairdresser with day spa
  • Medical and allied health consulting rooms to assist residents with their healthcare needs.

2022 Community Engagement

From August to November 2022, we invited the Kingscliff community to provide us with feedback. We reached you and you engaged with us through:

  • 4,700 letters sent to households in the immediate and surrounding areas
  • 150 in-person and virtual attendees across
  • 5 community information sessions
  • 79 phone and email enquiries
  • 12 stakeholder group briefings, including:
    • Uniting Kingscliff residents, families, staff and volunteers
    • Kingscliff Uniting Church
    • Kingscliff Business Chamber
    • Kingscliff Beach Bowls Club
    • Kingscliff Ratepayers and Progress Association
    • Tweed Shire Council
  • 4 media releases

From this, the community shared the following thoughts with us on the early masterplan and designs:

  • The need for more improved local aged care and seniors living
  • Questions about the proposed building heights, bulk, and scale, and possible impacts to Kingscliff’s local character
  • Interest in flood design response and stormwater management
  • Questions about traffic flow, site access, and parking provisions
  • Interest in ongoing community consultation and involvement throughout the process
  • Questions about potential impacts to neighbours, biodiversity, and local infrastructure throughout construction and operations
  • Interest in future offerings being affordable to local residents.

We took the time to analyse and review the extensive feedback and have implemented a number of changes that consider the local character and Kingscliff community.

Key changes in revised masterplan

2023 Community Engagement

From June to July 2023, we went back out to the community to present the revised masterplan via a series of in-person and online consultation sessions. Thank you to those who took the time to connect with us and provided feedback. We have incorporated this in our final Consultation Outcomes Report, which will be included in the State Significant Development Application (SSDA). The SSDA is expected to be lodged early next year.

Please note that as part of this process, there will be an opportunity to provide formal feedback to the NSW Department of Planning and Environment during the public exhibition process. While this process is managed by the Department, we will continue to keep you informed of key dates and project milestones.

​View showing 2-storey Building A, an independent living building and precinct entry​

View showing 2-storey Building A, an independent living building and precinct entry

[1] Kingscliff Locality Plan: Version 2.1, Tweed Shire Council, July 2020 and the Draft North Coast Regional Development Plan 2041, NSW Department of Planning and Environment, July 2022