Retirement villages prove their worth in Kalgoorlie

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The City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder Council is breaking its self-imposed ban on borrowing to provide $1 million to complete a new 49 unit retirement village.

The council Chief Executive John Walker states in the Kalgoorlie Miner that people had to leave because there wasn’t the availability “of this sort of accommodation locally”.

“We’ve got one lady as far away as New York who went there with her husband unwillingly but as a devoted wife and he’s dead and she wants to come home”.

The operator of the village is Goldfields Masonic Homes.

Pictured is the town of Kalgoorlie-Boulder, population 37,000, on the edge of the 600 m deep Super Pit mine, which produces 850,000 ounces (28 tonnes) of gold per year. Gold was first discovered in 1893.

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