Minister for Senior Australians and Aged Care, Ken Wyatt AM, has today joined the Western Australian Premier, Mark McGowan MLA, at a sod-turning ceremony to mark the official start of construction at the Karingal Green Aged Care Precinct.
Minister Wyatt said the new $90 million facility in High Wycombe was expected to include 160 beds, providing all levels of care needs, as well as specialist services, including young disabled and dementia care and in-home and community care packages.
“The Coalition Government has invested $12 million in capital funding to make sure this unique aged care precinct becomes a reality,” Minister Wyatt said.
“I’m delighted that residents who have lived in this area for many years will now have the opportunity to be supported right here in the community they know and love, as they age.
“They will be close to familiar places, neighbours, shops and services, which is so important as we grow older.
“Our Government’s aged care agenda is about improving access, quality, safety and affordability of aged care, no matter where people live in Australia.”
The Karingal Green Aged Care Precinct is being developed by the Hall & Prior Health and Aged Care Group. It is expected to open in December 2019.
“I congratulate Hall & Prior for the careful thought and planning that has gone into creating Karingal Green,” Minister Wyatt said.
The Coalition Government is investing record funding in aged care. Over the next five years, funding will grow by $5 billion to $23.6 billion.