New SA Liberal Government dumps ACH’s $200M aged care plan for Repatriation Hospital redevelopment

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‘Save the Repat’ protestors have left their camp outside the SA Parliament after 161 days after the SA Health Minister Stephen Wade fulfilled an election promise to terminate the ACH project.

As we reported here, the Adelaide-based Not For Profit had purchased the 13.7 hectare site at Daw Park, 7km from the Adelaide CBD, from SA Health for a confidential price last year.

ACH planned to redevelop the site for aged care facilities, community and health services, housing and education. They also wanted the right to sell parts of the site to other parties.

Mr Wade now says he wants to see the site become “a genuine health precinct” with public health services including a new older people’s mental health facility.

An ACH spokesperson told Adelaide Now they hope to be involved in the development, but plan to pursue “other opportunities to create an age-friendly health and wellbeing precinct.”