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Aged Care is an area that will require more trained staff in the future.elderly, senior, nursing home, hands, Bev Lacey

Charges slash to aged-care development sparks debate

THE decision to cut an aged-care provider's infrastructure charges for a new retirement home by nearly $450,000 has sparked fierce debate in the council chambers.

Councillors voted 8-3 in favour of reducing charges for the Baptist Union of Queensland's new 48-hectare retirement facility in Highfields during committee meetings last week.

The proposed Brownesholme Retirement Village was approved by the council in December and hit with a bill of $2.38 million for infrastructure costs.

The approval includes a 96-bed residential care facility, 84-unit independent living precinct and an administration office.

The applicant was approved for a 50 per cent reduction on the car facility, effectively bringing charges down to $1.9 million.

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