New South Wales regional aged care provider Peninsula Villages has completed a  $3.2 million seniors affordable housing project in Ettalong on the state’s Central Coast.

The expansion, which commenced in March this year, includes an additional 18 one- and two-bedroom units, bringing the total to 45.

The units, which were manufactured locally and off-site to minimise the impact and disruption to residents, were designed and built to comply with guidelines for seniors including disability access.

The additional homes were  put in place with a crane and come with  with parking.

Long-term Central Coast residents Lauren and Wayne Williams, who were the first two tenants to move into the new units, said it has been an easy process from the beginning.

“They have been very accommodating to all our needs – everyone from the young lads installing the solar panels to the landscapers planting the trees along the front of the house, everyone is so friendly and helpful,” Mr Williams said.

Peninsula Villages CEO Shane Neaves said the organisation is focused on supporting local demand by undertaking projects that have social, environmental and community benefit.

Shane Neaves

“In the process of developing this project we ensured that the dwellings meet the requirements for seniors looking to rent yet maintain their independence in a safe and close-knit community,” Mr Neaves said. 

“We saw that there is a large portion of the population who still wish to live in a self-contained home but are less ambulant than they have been in the past and may not be in a position to buy into traditional independent living units,” he said.

“Peninsula Villages is dedicated to offering a range of care options for seniors that are all managed and operated by a not-for-profit organisation committed to the needs of locals.”

Main image: Lauren and Wayne Williams.

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