Green Light for Baptistcare to Examine Exciting Accommodation Options for Seniors in Rockingham

on the Thursday, February 15, 2018

Baptistcare will explore a range of options to create new accommodation alternatives for seniors in Rockingham as part of the dynamic Challenger Precinct Redevelopment. 

The City of Rockingham gave the leading Western Australian residential and home care provider the green light to commence project scoping and feasibility following a formal Expression of Interest process.

The Challenger Precinct land earmarked for seniors accommodation offers a unique opportunity to consider innovative and contemporary solutions to meet the needs of Rockingham’s rapidly ageing population.

Baptistcare Chief Executive Officer, Russell Bricknell, said the organisation was looking forward to working with the City of Rockingham over the coming months to assess the project’s potential and gain a comprehensive understanding of local needs.

“We’ve been providing care, support and retirement living options for seniors in Rockingham for almost 25 years, so we are thrilled to continue our relationship with the local community and plan a new era of accommodation and services,” he said.

“Our philosophy of putting people first and delivering not-for-profit care and support designed specifically for individuals is very much in line with the City of Rockingham’s vision for the Challenger Precinct Redevelopment.”

Mr Bricknell said project planning is in the early stages, will involve extensive community consultation and, subject to Council and Baptistcare Board approvals, will involve a staged rollout over the next decade.

“This project is about meeting future needs and coming up with design and construction solutions that put Rockingham at the forefront of contemporary accommodation for seniors, so we intend to take the time necessary to properly plan and engage with local representatives and residents.

“Delivering accommodation choices that are fully integrated into the overall Challenger Precinct and can be built with minimum disruption to existing residents and the surrounding community are key drivers for Baptistcare for this project.”

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