An aged care precinct in the heart of Nannup could potentially be on the cards, according to Shire president Tony Dean. Cr Dean said there was a possibility of a precinct being established after the Shire received two blocks of land which are to be donated by a local senior under the condition they are used for aged care purposes. The precinct would be located just off the main strip of town behind the Nannup Medical Centre. This comes after Cr Dean asked chief executive David Taylor at the previous council meeting to compile information about aged care services in the town to help the council understand how the sector was operating. Cr Dean, pictured, said his motion was the first step to take before looking at developing a precinct. “This motion is designed to find out basic details; some of the councillors know some of the things but we don’t have a handle on the total picture and that’s what this (motion) is designed to do,” he said. “Because we’re an island in the bush here, people tend to overlook us so we don’t have, that I'm aware of, the regular services: the Silver Chain, the Meals on Wheels, those types of services. “If we do, I want them explained to the council so we can help fill in those gaps. “We want to see where we’re at and what we can do.” Cr Dean admitted he believed the Shire was not doing enough for its ageing community members, who made up a big portion of Nannup’s population. “We’ve got people in hospital who want to go home and can’t because they won’t be released from the hospital until there’s a care plan for them back at their home,” he said. “Loneliness is a huge issue, if you can believe it, in a town like this, if you’re here by yourself and you’re aged. A lot of these people don’t have extended families. “There’s no public transport between here and Busselton, here and Bunbury, here and Manjimup. “We want to get some basic information, then we start lobbying.” According to the 2016 census, people aged 65 years and over made up 25.2 per cent of Nannup’s population, which also had a median age of 52.