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- Rosewood announces builder of $70m West Perth redevelopment
- Curtin University establishes dementia research centre
- Air Force Association announces next stage of development
- Catholic Healthcare commences construction of retirement living facility
Rosewood announces builder of $70m West Perth redevelopment
WA residential aged care provider Rosewood has announced construction group Pindan will build the new $70 million aged care facility as part of the redevelopment of its property in West Perth.
The 152-bed facility, which got the green light 18 months ago, will feature an on-site café, basement car park, wellness centre, day centre, training rooms for medical, nursing and allied health trainees and terraced gardens.
The heritage-listed cottage Florence Hummerston Lodge, which will form the centrepiece of the development, will undergo $500,000 in restoration work and Rosewood will invest $500,000 in public art for the site.
Rosewood chief executive officer Mario Zulberti said the new facility will help address shortages in the number of aged care beds in West Australia.
“This development represents an exciting period in the future of aged care at Rosewood and will put us at the forefront of the sector to offer more aged care beds and superior services, including dementia-specific accommodation for our ageing community,” Mr Zulberti said.
Construction of the facility is expected to be completed by February 2021.
Curtin University establishes dementia research centre
Curtin University has announced a new dementia research centre for its Bentley campus in Perth after receiving $10 million in Commonwealth government in the 2019 Federal Budget.
Curtin University vice-chancellor Professor Deborah Terry said the Dementia Centre of Excellence would help improve the lives of older people living with dementia.
“This federal government funding will support the establishment of a new dementia centre of excellence at Curtin, with a particular focus on the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and management of Australia’s number one cause of disability in people aged 65 and over,” Professor Terry said.
It will also provide targeted workforce training programs for community, hospital and residential care staff and implement important prevention initiatives through collaborative research, she said.
Air Force Association announces next stage of development
The Royal Australian Air Force Association Western Australian Division has announced the development of the sixth stage of its $31 million retirement living facility located at Bull Creek in Perth is underway.
The development will include the construction of 57 one, two- and three-bedroom apartments and a club house incorporating a function centre, café, restaurant and bar.
RAAFA chief executive officer John Murray said the development was part of RAAFA’s master plan to reinvent the site.
“The development represents a new and exciting phase for RAAFA, and demonstrates our commitment to meeting the community’s demand for high quality accommodation and ongoing amenities into the future,” Mr Murray said.
The 18-month development is expected to open in September 2020.
Catholic Healthcare commences construction of retirement living facility
New South Wales and Queensland-based residential aged care provider Catholic Healthcare has commenced construction of a retirement living facility in Wahroonga, Sydney.
Stage one of Catholic Healthcare McQuoin Park will include 88 apartments, a community centre and a range of shared lifestyle spaces, which aim to bring the community together.
“We are excited to mark this new development and we look forward to unveiling the finished product next year and welcoming our first residents to their new home,” said Catholic Healthcare general manager of residential care Andrew Kinkade.
A display suite will be open on-site from June 2019 and the new development is expected to open in June 2020.
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