Kiama Council has announced that the Parliamentary Counsel has finalised the reclassification legislation for the land on which Blue Haven Bonaira sits.
The classification is now enshrined in law through the Kiama Local Environmental Plan 2011 (Amendment No 23, under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979) which has been formally gazetted and is now complete.
The Blue Haven Bonaira site is Lot 2 DP 1215276, 14A Bonaira Street, Kiama.
The site comprises:
- Blue Haven Bonaira 134-bed Residential Aged Care Facility
- 59 Independent Living Units (ILUs)
- Matterson Hall
- Barroul House café
- Chapel, gym and hair salon
- Administration offices for Blue Haven Home Care Services and Blue Haven Transport
The land is zoned low density residential. At Council’s Ordinary meeting on 20 June 2023, elected Councillors voted to reclassify the land from community to operational.
The reclassification of the land means Council can proceed with the divestment of Blue Haven Bonaira, as it resolved to do in October 2022 and confirmed at its extraordinary meeting on February 28, 2023.
The first part of the tender process for Blue Haven, asking interested parties to put in an expression of interest (EOI), closed this week. A selection panel will now shortlist the potential tenderers and invite the preferred parties to put in their tender.
Council has stipulated that any sale must be to an approved Aged Care Provider.
StewartBrown Advisory have been appointed by Council as the marketing agent for the sale process.
More information: Blue Haven Bonaira sale project page
14th Sep 2023