Aged care boost in Claremont and West Perth

Pindan will build Rosewood's new aged care home in West Perth by 2021
Pindan will build Rosewood's new aged care home in West Perth by 2021

WESTERN suburbs aged care could be boosted with the progress of two projects together costing about $85 million.

At a meeting last night, Claremont Council approved 16 new units for the elderly costing $11.2 million at St Louise Estate.

“St Louis is an important development as there is a real shortage of aged care and homes for older people in the western suburbs,” Cr Kate Main said.

It is proposed to build 16 new aged people’s homes up to three storeys at the front and four at the back of a heritage building, which would be restored, on Dean Street.

The project will determined by the Metro West Joint Development Assessment Panel.

A staff report said the proposed 16 units complied with the town’s local planning scheme.

This morning, Rosewood announced that builder Pindan would construct its new $74 million facility with 152 beds on Cleaver Street, West Perth.

After design changes last year, the panel approved a four-storey design at Rosewood’s current 52-bed centre on the street, which has been in use for 60 years, including a meals on wheels service.

Cleaver Street is scheduled to be completed early in 2021.