Hon John Carey BA MLA

Hon John Carey BA MLA

Minister for Housing; Lands; Homelessness; Local Government

    Preferred proponent announced for redevelopment of heritage-listed Cottesloe Deaf School

    28/07/2022 10:00 AM
     
    • Cottesloe Living, Health & Aged Care, a joint venture between the Fire and Emergency Services Superannuation Fund and aged care provider Hall & Prior named as preferred proponent for the WA Deaf School located in Cottesloe redevelopment
    • State Government signs Memorandum of Understanding for redevelopment project
    • Proposed project will include new aged care and seniors accommodation
    • Redevelopment will include new facilities for the West Australian Foundation for Deaf Children

    Lands Minister John Carey has announced Cottesloe Living, Health & Aged Care as the preferred proponent to redevelop the heritage-listed Cottesloe Deaf School.

     

    A memorandum of understanding has been signed between the State Government, the West Australian Foundation for Deaf Children and the successful proponent, Cottesloe Living, Health & Aged Care.

     

    The MOU proposes delivery of residential aged care and seniors living apartments, as well as the Foundation remaining on the site - enabling the Foundation to add to its incredible 125 years of supporting Deaf and Hard of Hearing and their families in Western Australia.  

     

    Originally built in 1896 by the Foundation, it provided education, technical training and boarding facilities for Deaf children until 1949, when it was taken over by the State Government.

     

    The State Government will now enter a period of negotiation with the preferred proponent.

     

    Comments attributed to Lands Minister John Carey:

     

    "It has been a long process for the community and everyone involved, but I am glad we can announce this milestone and provide some clarity and certainty about the future of this site.

     

    "We have an ageing community, and providing quality aged care which allows people to remain within their community is absolutely critical.

     

    "To see the redevelopment of this site deliver more housing choices for ageing Western Australians, particularly those in the local community is a fantastic outcome.

     

    "The plan also includes keeping the West Australian Foundation for Deaf Children on the site - which will continue the long association between the foundation and this iconic location."

     

    Minister's office - 6552 5300