THE City of Gosnells has given the go-ahead to a new $20 million aged care home to be developed and operated by MercyCare on its existing site in Maddington.
The new 123-bed residential aged care home, featuring four two-storey wings with open courtyards in between, will have specialist accommodation and services for people with dementia and will also focus on providing aged care support for war veterans.
City of Gosnells Mayor Glenn Dewhurst said it was important that as our community aged, people had an opportunity to grow old in their neighbourhood.
“Maddington, being one of our older suburbs, is undergoing significant change and this development fits well with the area’s changing landscape and the community’s changing needs,” he said.
MercyCare interim chief executive David Holden said the support from the City was a terrific vote of confidence in MercyCare and its future in the area.
“The new buildings will be purpose-built with sleek, modern architectural features but, importantly, will maintain a very homely feel for residents,” he said.
“The rooms will be warm and friendly with windows that open for fresh air and garden areas with barbecues, citrus trees and vegetable and herb gardens.
“We hope this new development is a real community focal point and that, as well as friends and family of residents, we can attract community groups and a wide variety of activities and visitors to use and enjoy a new ‘town square’ located near the entrance.”
The approved MercyCare development on Maddington Road will include 15 rooms for specialised dementia care, dining and lounge areas, service areas, nurse stations, a consulting room, hairdressing salon for residents and roof terrace and gardens.
Construction of the new development could begin as early as mid-2019, with the first residents potentially moving in mid-2021.
The development is being project managed by OP Properties, working with GroupGSA Architects and MKDC Interior Designers, and with landscape design from Plan E.