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AVEO commences work on $1 billion integrated community; Provectus begins building Gold Coast facility; and ARV and Anglicare Sydney to merge.

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  • AVEO commences work on $1 billion integrated community
  • Provectus begins building Gold Coast facility
  • ARV and Anglicare Sydney to merge

AVEO commences work on $1 billion integrated community


Retirement community operator Aveo Group has begun construction on a 20-year project to deliver Australia’s largest fully-integrated, age-friendly retirement village in the emerging city of greater Springfield near Brisbane.

The $1 billion development includes more than 2,500 dwellings and a range of inclusive community, campus-style facilities with the first 66 apartments planned for completion in mid-2017.

The full-service retirement village community is located in Springfield Central’s Health City adjacent to the Mater Private Hospital with independent living units, medium care healthy living units, dementia-friendly aged care, and respite facilities.

In a first for Aveo, a child care centre will also be incorporated enabling retirees the opportunity to interact with younger generations.

Aveo said it would work closely with Springfield Land Corporation and Mater Springfield to deliver a continuous care retirement community based around the concepts of wellness and interaction by allowing residents to stay connected to their wider community.

Aveo Group CEO Geoff Grady said Aveo Springfield was designed with the long-term and diverse needs of retirees in mind.

“Designed to bring residents and the wider community together through a variety of retail, café and recreational spaces, along with a full range of professional health and wellness facilities, Aveo Springfield will be an integrated, purpose-built environment unlike anything currently available in the retirement living sector,” Mr Grady said.

Provectus begins building Gold Coast facility

Provectus Care Harbour Quays Residential Aged Care

High-end residential aged care provider Provectus Care has poured the basement slab of a new facility being built in the rapidly developing Harbour Quays precinct on the Gold Coast.

The New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland provider is on track to open Harbour Quays Residential Aged Care in late-2016.

The 131-bed facility features a high-quality and contemporary design and fit out reflecting the latest in modern residential aged care, according to Provectus Care.

The facility is located within a short walk to Harbourtown Shopping Centre, Harbourside Markets, five minutes to the new Gold Coast University Hospital and Griffith University, and 15 minutes to Southport CBD.

ARV and Anglicare Sydney merge

Anglicare Sydney and ARV (Anglican Retirement Villages) have agreed to merge to further expand services in the community.

Together the aged care providers reach approximately 50,000 people every year across Sydney and the Illawarra region.

Approximately 70 per cent of the merged organisation will focus on retirement living and aged care, with the reminder focusing on community and family support services.

The new entity will include approximately 3,800 staff, 2,900 volunteers and provide aged care services to 6,600 people living in the community. It will operate 20 day centres, one overnight respite centre, 22 retirement villages, 22 residential aged care homes, and nine community service centres.

Anglicare CEO Grant Millard said combining the organisations extended the ability to offer high quality social, welfare and aged care services and strengthened the advocacy agenda for the people they served.

“Joining forces means greater opportunities to provide for older Australians and people living on the margins,” Mr Millard said.

ARV CEO Rob Freeman said the merger expanded their reach in the community, residential and retirement sectors and provided better economies of scale.

“This allows us to invest more in technology and innovative programs designed to improve quality of life for our residents and clients. Our greater capacity will also allow us to develop new services and programs for vulnerable people in our community,”

The name for the new entity has not yet been determined, but it is set to formally begin operations on 1 July 2016.

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