Glen Eira Council, 14kl south-east of Melbourne CBD has pulled out of the sale of its three aged care facilities, Rosstown in Carnegie (pictured), Spurway in Murrumbeena, and Warrawee in Bentleigh East.
It decided to sell them in February, with Mayor Jamie Hyams saying managing the facilities has “become more complex and challenging.”
The new Mayor, Margaret Esakoff, told the Herald Sun, “Not selling at this time in no way reflects the quality of care we provide, rather there were a number of contributing factors, including the Royal Commission creating uncertainty in the market, the age and level of amenities provided in our older facilities and reduced demand for aged care beds in Glen Eira”.
They are the last Victorian council to operate aged care homes.
Locals have been voicing concerns that competing local providers are charging upwards of $800,000 in RADs compared to Warrawee’s $430,000.
The council says they could not find a potential buyer that met its ‘tight criteria’.