Construction of a new 100-bed residential aged care home in Perth’s southern suburb of Martin has commenced, heralding the provision of much needed services and greater employment opportunities in the south-east metropolitan corridor.
Announcing the start of onsite work this week, Juniper Chief Executive Vaughan Harding said the project was a significant investment by the organisation as it works to double its capacity to respond to growing community need for aged care services.
“This exciting development will bring high quality residential accommodation, designed to provide a full continuum of care to frail, older Western Australians,” he said.
“In addition to creating more opportunities for employment in the aged care sector the new facility will provide cutting edge amenities with focus on quality design and construction.”
Approximately 120 new jobs will be created by this service – ranging from multi-skilled carers, allied health workers and nursing staff and management roles.
Revealing the vision for the facility, Mr Harding said it will become an intrinsic part of the local community.
“The building is designed to complement the area’s semi-rural character with a special emphasis on the site’s historic use for horse agistment, a theme reflected in the architecture of the building and its materials, and other proposed treatments such as exterior fencing and a planned central entrance artwork,” he said.
Experienced builder Crothers Construction has been selected to build the facility. Construction of the development, located at the corner of Gosnells Road West and Lewis Road is expected to take 12 months, with completion by spring 2018.
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