July 30, 2021
Yarraman Business Group has sought support from Toowoomba Regional Council to promote the idea of an aged care facility being developed in the town.
Cr Megan O’Hara Sullivan said she believed the idea was worth considering, and the group would be invited to attend a future Council meeting to discuss their vision.
The TRC plans to undertake an audit soon of vacant and under-utilised Council-owned land to identify opportunities across the region for generating social and economic benefit.
Cr O’Hara Sullivan, who moved the motion for the audit at Council’s July meeting, said it would be an important first step to help regional communities.
“Council has significant land assets in a variety of locations across the region,” she said.
“In some instances that land is currently under-utilised and may be surplus to Council’s future operational or strategic requirements.
“We need to assess whether any of that surplus land could potentially be used to assist with improving the viability of community projects that Council might wish to support.
“This would be incredibly important, especially for our regional areas such as Yarraman.
“The Yarraman Business Group has prepared a strategy aimed at attracting an aged care/assisted living provider to Yarraman and has sought Council’s support in promoting the aged care/assisted living opportunity to potential operators.
“I believe this is an idea worth consideration and as such we will invite the Yarraman Business Group to a future meeting of Council to discuss their vision for an aged care centre being established in Yarraman.”