High Wycombe aged care development finally set to be built

An artist's impression of the Karingal Green aged care development.
An artist's impression of the Karingal Green aged care development.

A $90 million world-class aged care development in High Wycombe plagued by delays spanning more than a decade now looks set to finally be built.

Hall and Prior chief executive Graeme Prior said the company was thrilled the project on Hawkevale Road was finally getting underway.

“Karingal Green is a very exciting project, but it is also a really important project for WA,” he said.

“The state-of-the-art, contemporary design and high-quality inclusions are impressive in their own right – but most importantly it will deliver a much-needed aged care precinct that is able to cater for the needs of local people and their families.

“As people age and have greater care needs, they not only want access to world-class care, health services and facilities – they also want to remain connected to their community.

“Experience tells us that in-care health outcomes are better when spouses stay together and people retain their daily relationships with both family and the community.”

On completion, Karingal Green will provide 160 aged care beds catering for both high dependency and low care needs residents, allowing them to age in place and enable couples to remain together despite requiring different levels of care.

On-site specialised care services include a dedicated dementia care wing, as well as young disabled care facilities which will cater for the high level 24/7 care needs of younger residents.

Karingal Green is scheduled for completion in December 2019.