The Pendle Hill site is the first site at which the organisation provided community services—specifically to orphans, war widows and those ageing and unable to live independently. It has a longstanding connection and commitment with both the site and the community.
Fresh Hope Communities’ vision for this site is to enable residents to live their best lives within a community that is age friendly, greener, healthier and more sustainable through a better provision of accommodation options.
Stage 1 of this proposed site redevelopment marks the beginning of Fresh Hope Communities’ journey into delivering Pendle Hill as a flagship development that, overall, provides seniors housing, community activation, open space, community services and support, as well as employment opportunities for the local community.
Fresh Hope Communities is currently preparing to lodge a Development Application (DA) for Stage 1 of the site redevelopment which will include:
- New high quality Independent Living Units (ILUs) for those over 55.
- A café directly next door to heritage-listed Ashwood House.
- A Restoration Centre that provides a space for wellness and restorative activities through study, learning activities and purpose designed health and community programs.
- Landscaped green open space that is open to the public and will feature children’s play equipment, outdoor dining facilities, shade, public art and pedestrian pathways through the site.
- Refurbishment and re-purposing of heritage-listed Dunmore House for community uses and support to encourage activities and gatherings for all ages.
To deliver some aspects of the new development in Stage 1 a number of existing buildings will need to be removed from the site including:
- Shaw House and the Cole House behind Ashwood House; and the existing single storey buildings and pathways behind Dunmore House.