Construction starts on 10 independent living units in Donnybrook, WA

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Work has begun on a $3.25 million independent living development for over 65s in Donnybrook, 210km south of Perth CBD, after the WA Government put in $2 million.

Eight two-bedroom and two one-bedroom units will be built by Alliance Housing, providing affordable rental options for over-65s, WA’s Regional Development Minister Alannah MacTiernan said in a statement. Work is scheduled to be complete in May 2022.

“Alliance Housing are excited to deliver this modern housing project for the local community. The project has been a long time in the making and today marks the first day of the project coming to fruition,” said Alliance Housing Chairperson Jan Pedersen.

The WA Government is using its Regional Aged Accommodation Program to expand Brunswick River Cottages, 140km south of Perth CBD, which offers rental and lease for life independent living units, and Capecare Dunsborough, 254km south of Perth, will provide 21 independent living apartments and an 80-bed residential aged care facility when it opens shortly.

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