One of NSW’s biggest Christian aged care providers has released plans for a $170 million development at Kellyville in Sydney’s northwest.
Baptist Community Services – NSW & ACT (BCS) plans to start work on the major development next year.
The new campus will include over 200 independent living units, a 160-place residential aged care facility and a range of other community services including a respite centre for younger people with disabilities.
The group’s CEO, June Heinrich said the project would bring much needed jobs and services to Sydney’s fast-growing northwest region.
It is estimated that the project will also generate an extra 180 construction jobs over the six-month development timeframe.
“Not only will this development be a great boost to aged and community care services in the area but the project will also serve as a sustainability showcase, demonstrating BCS’ strong commitment to environmental sustainability,” Dr Heinrich said.
The new development will include a village club house which will accommodate a wellness centre, a seniors’ gym, a lap pool and a chapel, and other facilities such as a café and offices.
It will also feature a care centre that will act as a contact point for all BCS services in the local community.
The project will aspire to be a zero emissions development (ZED) and inbuilt sustainability initiatives are expected to save $500,000 a year in operating costs.
Dr Heinrich said the Kellyville project would combine excellent Christian care with the latest physical, technological and environmental advancements to allow residents to age in place.
“Our architects have come up with a wonderful concept that captures a strong sense of community across the entire site, including maintaining the Cumberland Woodland Forest,” said Dr Heinrich.
“This will be a great place to call home and will provide facilities for the frail aged, along with independent and active seniors.”