- Land transfer will facilitate future redevelopment of ValleyView aged care facility
- $2 million also allocated in 2017-18 State Budget for upgrades to RiverView Residence
The McGowan Government has begun a formal land transfer process that will allow Collie's ValleyView Residence aged care facility to be overhauled and improved.
Lands Minister Rita Saffioti recently began proceedings to transfer the land on which ValleyView Residence sits into the hands of the centre's managing body as conditional freehold title.
With upgrades not possible under existing tenure conditions, this higher form of tenure will allow future upgrades to take place by giving management the ability to seek finance.
The McGowan Government has also allocated $2 million in the 2017-18 State Budget towards upgrades at RiverView Residence.
Comments attributed to Lands Minister Rita Saffioti:
"The State Government is committed to ensuring aged care providers have the opportunity to secure land in a timely manner to enhance the quality of aged care residential facilities to meet the ongoing needs of the Western Australian community.
"Providing a higher form of tenure for this land will produce benefits for the local community as well as a financial return for the State.
"As the population ages, it is vital that there are appropriate facilities available at a local level."
Comments attributed to Seniors and Ageing Minister Mick Murray:
"The McGowan Government has worked hard to deliver a positive outcome for the long-term sustainability of the ValleyView Residence aged care facility.
"We are committed to assisting with ageing-in-place facilities in Collie, with the 2017-18 State Budget also allocating $2 million to help upgrade Riverview Residence.
"I thank Minister Saffioti for her work on the land tenure adjustment, as well as the Riverview and ValleyView board for the great job they do overseeing the facilities."
Lands Minister's office - 6552 5500
Seniors and Ageing Minister's office - 6552 6400