HammondCare to transform Sydney site

The project will turn the existing precinct into a contemporary, integrated village.

Dementia care specialists HammondCare is embarking on a major rebuild of its residential community in Sydney’s southwest.

The 12-hectare site in the Liverpool suburb of Hammondville will be transformed with the construction of two multi-storey aged care homes. Costing $64 million and designed according to international best practice to support people living with dementia, the homes will turn the Hammondville precinct into a contemporary, integrated village.

L-R: Mike Baird, Ned Mannoun and Rosemary Bond

Outgoing HammondCare chief executive officer Mike Baird announced the 90-bed development as he farewelled staff after four years in the role. “I am honoured to announce this outstanding, transformational aged care project for our Hammondville site as one of my final responsibilities as CEO,” Mr Baird said.

“This project is part of HammondCare’s ambition today to set the global standard of relationship-based care for people with complex needs.”

Also joining Mr Baird for the announcement, Liverpool mayor Ned Mannoun. He welcomed HammondCare’s investment in aged care accommodation for the city. “Hammondville has an extraordinary history, special to the people of Sydney’s southwest, as a wonderful place for supporting people in need,” Mr Mannoun said.

Based on HammondCare’s cottage model design, each of the care homes – named Bond and Jones (after former HammondCare executives Rosemary Bond and Olive Jones) – will have three apartments each with 15 ensuite rooms with a domestic kitchen and a laundry.

The development also includes a new community hub featuring a general store designed for people living with dementia, a hairdresser and barber, a men’s shed, community garden, a kid’s playground, and administrative spaces.

Construction of the two new aged care homes is expected to begin in 2025 subject to planning approval.

A fly-view of the project can be viewed here.

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