WA: Perth community site fails to attract aged care provider

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Perth’s Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority is still searching for an aged care operator for its redevelopment of the Midland Railway Workshops, 16km from the CBD, the West Australian reports.

The workshops closed in the mid-90s and are now being redeveloped as a medical, health and wellbeing precinct, with the future Curtin Medical School, the state’s second cancer care centre and a GP super clinic all set to be built on the site.

But while two blocks are still being advertised, MRA chief executive Kieran Kinsella says it might not be possible to attract a provider at this stage.

“We would still love to be able to attract an aged-care facility into Block 2 or 3 – they are both big buildings that lend themselves to adaptive re-use,” he said.

WA had 3,829 bed applications in the latest Aged Care Approvals Rounds, but only 1,623 places were awarded.

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