RVA Board works the Canberra corridors for three days promoting villages – industry must double in next 15 years to maintain status quo

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Andrew Giles, RVA CEO, led his Board (including Justin Laboo of Aveo and Paul Walsh of Lend Lease) to Canberra last week to engage the parliament on critical accommodation issues for the ageing. Over three days 15 meetings were held. The core message was that retirement villages are vital social infrastructure, especially with the cataclysmic changes coming in aged care delivery (see next story). The Board was pleased with the open and positive hearing of the message that if we do not start implementing villages now in planned cities it will be an opportunity lost.