Bicton aged care facility to get residential boost under redevelopment plan

Braemar chief executive Wayne Belcher. Picture: Matt Jelonek d475399
Braemar chief executive Wayne Belcher. Picture: Matt Jelonek d475399

INDEPENDENT living accommodation for 60 people and a new aged care facility for about 70 high care residents form part of Braemar Presbyterian Care’s plans for a redevelopment of its Bicton site.

The local base currently has four occupied independent living residences, 21 vacant independent living units and a vacant aged care facility decommissioned in 2016.

An open day will be held on November 4 to outline what Braemar has planned as part of its revamp, including independent living accommodation, a new aged care facility and shared amenities including interior courtyards, living spaces, and exercise areas.

Underground parking and deliveries will help take some of the burden off the two main streets used to access the facility.

Braemar chief executive Wayne Belcher said the proposed revitalisation of the Point Walter Road facility would deliver a high quality aged care and retirement campus to meet community needs for decades to come.

“Our plans at our Bicton facility demonstrate our strong commitment to provide high-quality aged care and retirement living for the local community,” he said.

“The community open day will allow people from Bicton and surrounding suburbs to have a look at our early concept plans and let us know what they think.”

With the early stages of community consultation underway, there is no firm construction schedule in place.

Similarly, no total value for the project was offered.

The site is located at 51 Point Walter Road, Bicton and will be open to the public from 10am to 4pm.

Tours of the existing decommissioned building will take place between 10.30am and 1pm.

Braemar operates three residential care facilities in Perth, providing 220 residential places.

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