New expansions, openings

November 21, 2014

In this story:

  • PAC proceeds with Scottish Hospital project

  • Goodwin opens The Central

  • SCC Tas opens first stage of new development

PAC proceeds with Scottish Hospital project

 

The Presbyterian Church and its aged care arm Presbyterian Aged Care (PAC) have announced they are set to proceed with the redevelopment of the Scottish Hospital site in Sydney’s Paddington, subject to final approvals.

PAC CEO Paul Sadler said the Property Trust and PAC had entered into a contract with Brookfield Multiplex to commence work on the development, which will be named The Terraces, in mid-2015.

 

“What we are doing is building a $180 million world-class integrated seniors housing, community care and residential care development on the former Scottish Hospital site,” he said.

The development will include:

  • replacement of the existing 88-bed residential aged care facility with a new 100-bed facility including a 20-bed dementia unit;

  • construction of 70 new seniors independent living units in four new buildings;

  • adaptive conversion of the Scottish Hospital heritage building to contain nine seniors apartments with the retention and restoration of heritage features such as the terraced gardens;

  • creation of space for future community care programs as well as a range of amenities for residents and visitors; and

  • dedication of land to Woollahra Council to expand the public park known as Dillon St Reserve.

It had taken more than two years to reach this point, Mr Sadler said, adding the major factor in the delay were the changes to the aged care funding introduced in April 2012. “Only in recent months have sufficient details been clear for our negotiations with banks and builders to proceed.”

 

Mr Sadler stressed the development would be staged, with the existing aged care building remaining open during stage one and all existing residents and staff guaranteed transfer to the new building.

 

Goodwin opens The Central

Goodwin Aged Care Services’s new lifestyle-focused accommodation for Canberra’s over-60s was opened on Monday by ACT Minister for Ageing, Mick Gentleman.

 

Goodwin said The Central has been developed to meet demand from over-60s wanting to downsize and seeking a low-maintenance lifestyle. Some 13 apartments have been occupied and stage 1 of the development is selling strongly, the provider said.

 

Chair of Goodwin Aged Care Services, Liesel Wett, said The Central had set a new benchmark for similar developments across the ACT and expanded the choice in Canberra’s independent living and transitional accommodation styles.

 

“The Central is another example of how we ensuring people have choices and quality options around their future lifestyle and care needs… We wanted our residents to have easy access to a high level of services, both within The Central and surrounding it, and we have certainly achieved this.”

 

SCC Tas opens first stage of new development

Southern Cross Care Tas has officially opened its new independent living retirement village, consisting of 84 state-of-the-art units which the provider said are all occupied.

 

The units were sold off the plan with no advertising, and there was a waiting list of 456 prospective purchasers, the provider said.

 

The Fairway Rise Lifestyle Village, built on a section of the former Public Golf Club at Rosny Park, was officially opened yesterday by Jacquie Petrusma, Minister for Human Services and Minister for Women, with chairman of Southern Cross Care (Tas.) Ray Groom.

 

From left: Ray Groom, SCC chair; Catholic Archbishop of Tasmania Julian Porteous; Julie Collins, Member for Franklin; Jacquie Petrusma, Minister for Family Services (Tas); and Lara Giddings, former premier of Tasmania.

The project has seen up to 200 contractors work on the site.

 

The completion of the new village marked the first stage of the development. The second stage will see the completion of a 91-bed aged care facility in December.

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