The heritage-listed Sisters of Nazareth’s Nazareth House Wynnum in Wynnum North, the closest Bayside suburb to Brisbane CBD, is to undergo a $10 million six-stage renovation to turn it into one of Queensland’s biggest aged care facilities.
An additional 160 beds will be situated in a new three-storey building in the western area of Nazareth House, which is heritage listed by Brisbane City Council and Queensland Government. The living quarters for staff will be relocated into the new building.
There are already 126 beds at Nazareth House, which opened in 1921.
There will be a secure dementia courtyard east of the building, plus car parking for 90 vehicles.
The development of the site was first submitted to Brisbane City Council in 2012. Nazareth House Wynnum facility manager Joanne Hartley said after first receiving approval from council nine years ago, they have improved the outcome for the Wynnum and broader community.
“It will enable residents to move from the existing, almost 100-year-old building, to a new purpose built home offering improved amenity and quality of life for all.”
“The facility has been designed to support the existing heritage building on site. It will be an exciting time to plan and eventually move our deserving elderly community across to a fully ‘fit for purpose’ home in which to live.”