Palm Lake Care’s Redland Bay aged care home to close – residential development planned

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The family-owned provider is shutting down its Redland Bay aged care home, 35km from Brisbane’s CBD, and has put plans to Council to build a residential development in its place.

Redland Bay (main picture) opened in 1990 and when the board decided to close it in March, there were 26 residents living at the facility – five residents under a retirement village contract and 21 tenants under a general tenancy agreement lease.

“All tenants were provided with a notice of intention to not renew leases in April 2022, for a departure of 30 September 2022 in line with their lease agreements,” said CEO Daniel Aitchison (pictured).

Palm Lake ensured that:

  • Tenants could leave at any time up to this point without penalty;
  • They were provided with items from their unit to take free of charge such as toaster, jug, microwave; and
  • Normal end of lease processes not required by Palm Lake.

“All retirement living residents were met with and provided the following offer by Palm Lake:

  • No DMF and all entry monies returned;
  • No exit fees; and
  • Support to find alternative, suitable accommodation.”

Daniel said the provider was in regular communication with the tenants.

“Palm Lake Care has offered support to find alternative accommodation for those residents requiring assistance, including into other Palm Lake facilities. Currently there are only two residents and three tenants remaining on the site, with an expected departure by the end of September for these remaining residents,” he added.

Palm Lake Care has applied to build 77 apartments and six townhouses with a total of 239 beds in a residential development on the site. The ground floor will have a pool, with the roof including BBQ facilities and dining areas.