Buyer found for Presbyterian Aged Care NSW’s East Gosford site

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The Trustees of the Presbyterian Church in NSW announced in June the closure and sale of its independent living units and aged care facility in East Gosford on the NSW Central Coast and the sale of its aged care facility Westcott in Stockton, Newcastle.

BEA Projects, a private affordable housing investor, has won the tender for Presbyterian Aged Care NSW’s East Gosford site in partnership with Pacific Link Housing and Key2 Realty.

Jeof Falls, Presbyterian Church of Australia in NSW General Manager, said at the time the 39-bed small aged care facility in East Gosford “cannot compete with other providers in the area without increasing the size of the small rooms and expanding into high care – neither of which is possible on such a tight space.”

All aged care residents were moved into other local aged care homes, but about 30 people residing in the independent living units were uncertain of their future.

Mr Falls said he was pleased with the outcome but the church was still looking for an aged care provider to take over its facility at Newcastle.

BEA Projects partner Laurie Elliss said tenants’ leases would remain the same for a year while Pacific Link Housing worked with them to determine a long-term, subsidised arrangement.