In this story:

  • Baptcare unveils new facility
  • Project triples Uniting’s Shellharbour site
  • TriCare opens new luxury wing
  • SwanCare plans leisure precinct

Baptcare unveils new facility 

An artist’s impression of Baptcare’s Brookview Community

Baptcare recently opened its Brookview Community, a new 90-bed residential aged care home in Westmeadows.

The facility includes several shared areas such as an outdoor terrace with views over Broadmeadows Valley Park, courtyard garden and indoor walkways.

The $160 million broader development of the Westmeadows site also includes 110 new social housing homes, 34 independent living units for older residents co-located with the aged care facility, and more than 200 new private homes for sale.

Project triples Uniting’s Shellharbour site

From Left: Uniting Lakeview resident Luc Lucas; Uniting Church Rev Mark Greenlees; Mayor Marianne Saliba; Uniting’s head of property Adrian Ciano; and Parkview Construction’s Homer Dapas

Work has commenced on the redevelopment of Uniting’s Lakeview Shellharbour which will triple the site’s occupancy to 78 new independent living units.

The development of one, two or three bedroom units will include a clubroom and activity room, health consulting rooms, outdoor community and BBQ area, and landscaped gardens.

The provider said all units will comply with universal design standards and will allow for the easy provision of in-home community care.

The main construction work is expected to be completed in early 2019.

TriCare opens new luxury wing

TriCare’s expanded Stafford Lakes facility

TriCare has opened a new $22 million wing of its Stafford Lakes Aged Care Residence on Brisbane’s north side.

The purpose built 73-bed extension incorporates a focus on high quality care and the latest in clinical technology, the provider said.

The new wing offers spacious luxury ensuite accommodation, German designed and built automated bed recliners, wall-mounted flat screen TVs with Foxtel and Wi-Fi.

TriCare said it has committed $100 million to new developments in the Queensland and Victorian aged care markets.

SwanCare plans leisure precinct

An artist’s impression of SwanCare’s new leisure precinct

SwanCare recently secured planning approval for a new $18 million leisure precinct at SwanCare Bentley Park.

The two-story leisure centre will house a library, gym, pool, fitness centre, club room, and multi-functional rooms.

The landscaped areas, which will include a community pavilion, and sound and light gardens, will provide universal access to residents, the provider said.

Construction is likely to begin in June 2019 and will be staged over two years.

The leisure centre is part of the provider’s 2035 master plan which includes a new 124-suite residential facility.

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  1. To think that the Kauri Pine at 52 Seven Oaks Street has stood for up to 100 years, untouched, a magnificent sentinel tree for the suburb! The land has been used multiple times for different purposes and every owner and developer has respected the preciousness of that tree, and in more recent times, its protected status. Until TriCare. TriCare has shown such disregard for the community of Taringa, that one wonders why they claim to care about its elderly. Taringa”s current and future elderly are living there right now and they don”t want towers in their suburb or protected trees destroyed. It”s possible to accommodate a 250-bed aged-care facility on that site and preserve the character of the suburb along with the precious vegetation at the site. Corporate social responsiblity” may sound like buzz words, but it”s about organisations taking responsibility for the impacts of their decisions and activities on society and the environment. It is essential that TriCare be accountable for demonstrating its corporate social responsibility in its treatment of the people of Taringa and the environment including the magnificent Kauri Pine at the Seven Oaks Street site.

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