A next generation $17.6 million residential and community services project in Noble Park is the latest move by Uniting Aged Care Victoria & Tasmania (UACV&T) to provide for the current and future needs of the local community.
UACV&T, one of the largest aged-care providers in Australia, is responding to the demanding challenge of providing more aged care facilities to those in our communities who need it the most. This includes a commitment of services for older people living independently and to those who need care in a residential setting.
The development at UACV&Ts Trewint site at Noble Park is the organisations third announced in the last four months. It follows a $10.2 million development for 50 units throughout Tasmania and a $36.2 million continuing-care retirement community in Melbournes Kingsville.
The Noble Park project will provide 68 residential beds and modern community care facilities over three levels.
The Uniting Church in Australia has a long and proud history of service provision to older people in Noble Park through its community services and residential care at Twewint. It is exciting to be able to ensure continuity of services which will meet future community expectations in contemporary facilities, said Robyn Batten, UACV&T executive director.
The current facilitys 31 residents will remain on the site during the staged development. When the new residential facility is completed, the residents will move to the new complex, allowing construction of the community services facility.
All efforts will be made to minimise noise and disturbance for the residents during this time. Construction has commenced and will be completed in mid-2011.
A sod-turning ceremony will be held at:
1312 Heatherton Road
Alan Griffin, Federal Member for Bruce, Jim Memeti, Mayor for Greater Dandenong, UACV&T representatives, Uniting Church Moderator Isabel Thomas Dobson and construction stakeholders will be in attendance.
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