Hon Rita Saffioti BBus MLA

Hon Rita Saffioti BBus MLA

Minister for Transport; Planning

    Aged care development to boost housing diversity in Claremont

    14/03/2018 8:30 AM
     
    • Oryx Communities to deliver residential aged care at Claremont on the Park
    • Part of McGowan Government's plan to boost aged care options and free up hospital beds
    • Development includes high care apartments, suites and fully serviced independent or assisted living units
    • Aged care component set to create 70 jobs during construction and 150 jobs once operational 

    An innovative development comprising a childcare facility and aged care accommodation is set to be built at LandCorp's Claremont on the Park project.

     

    Oryx Communities has been named as the preferred proponent to develop a $107 million multi-generational facility on the corner of Graylands and Shenton roads.

     

    Known as The Queenslea, the development proposes to provide aged care for about 115 residents and offer a variety of housing options and support services.

     

    It will include in the order of 60 fully serviced independent and assisted living units with the capacity to respond to Western Australia's demand for accommodation for National Disability Insurance Scheme supported residents.

     

    Residents will also have access to residential respite care, memory support day care and a range of health care services at the development's community care hub.

     

    In addition, The Queenslea will incorporate a childcare centre catering for more than 80 children. The centre will operate using an innovative intergenerational model that enables children to engage with senior residents, creating a vibrant, multi-generational community.

     

    The site adjoins Claremont Oval and is within close walking distance to the Claremont train station, Claremont town centre, and surrounding community amenities.

     

    The project is one of more than 30 aged care development opportunities through land transfers, rezonings, development approvals and State Government land projects that the McGowan Government has facilitated since taking office.

     

    Together, these projects are expected to create at least another 1,500 aged care beds over the coming years.

     

    Comments attributed to Lands Minister Rita Saffioti:

     

    "As our population ages, it is critical we provide diverse and modern housing choices for people to remain socially connected and part of vibrant communities.

     

    "We are investing in innovative development solutions to maximise the use of our existing infrastructure, and Claremont on the Park is setting a new benchmark for higher density living in Perth.

     

    "Residents living in modern infill developments in established suburbs are able to enjoy access to great transport options; medical, education and recreation facilities along with shops, cafes and restaurants.

     

    "More and more people are embracing the benefits of living in higher density developments which offer a vibrant, connected and social community experience.

     

    "The provision of diverse and modern housing options to meet our aged care needs is essential if our communities are to cater for our ageing population."

     

    Minister's office - 6552 5500