- Land use purpose amended for Pringle Village precinct
- Change is first step in providing extended health services to support aged care, child, youth and disability needs in Kalgoorlie-Boulder
The McGowan Government has amended the land use purpose for the Pringle Village precinct in Kalgoorlie-Boulder to allow for a wider range of community health services to be delivered from the site.
The 17.6-hectare reserve was initially held under a management order by Goldfields Masonic Homes Inc. for the purpose of 'Aged Care Facility'. The amended land use purpose now includes 'Health and Allied Services', to allow for future health services to be co-located on the reserve, subject to planning approval.
Local not-for-profit child health services provider Full Circle Therapies Inc is proposing to sub-lease a portion of the reserve to expand its own operations and support the delivery of a range of common use facilities and allied health services for both seniors and children in the Kalgoorlie-Boulder area.
The provider will now work with Goldfields Masonic Homes and the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder to progress a formal proposal for the Pringle Village land.
Comments attributed to Lands Minister John Carey:
"The amended land use purpose complements our Government's commitment to utilise our land assets to drive positive outcomes for the Kalgoorlie-Goldfields community.
"The new facilities and services will be part of Pringle Village's staged development to provide extra aged care accommodation and central facilities.
"Full Circle Therapies already successfully operates a Paediatric Allied Health Therapy centre in the area and this long-term proposal will enhance future aged care services at Pringle Village with a range of complementary child and youth health services."
Comments attributed to Health Minister Amber-Jade Sanderson:
"This land use change is a positive first step towards a fit-for-purpose health hub that will provide multi-purpose common use facilities and key ancillary services for patients in the Kalgoorlie-Boulder region.
"The State Government has previously committed $2.8 million towards Full Circle Therapies' plans to build a new multi-purpose health services facility in Kalgoorlie-Boulder."
Comments attributed to Seniors and Ageing Minister Don Punch:
"This change will help future-proof the area to accommodate a holistic range of additional health services relating to aged care, child, youth and disability needs.
"Pringle Village is already a great example of Government, private and community sectors working together to provide important services for the region's seniors residents."
Comments attributed to Kalgoorlie MLA Ali Kent:
"As the local member, I welcome the updated land use purpose over the Pringle Village precinct, as it will create a wide-range of benefits.
"I was approached by both Pringle Village and Full Circle to see if a partnership between these two important sectors could be reached, and I was happy to advocate to Ministers to gain their support.
"Seniors are the fastest growing demographic in Kalgoorlie-Boulder so it makes good economic sense to consolidate plans for their ongoing health and social needs to benefit others in the community who need access to similar services."
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