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Kicking goals for older South Australians
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UnitingSA, formerly known as UnitingCare Wesley Port Adelaide, is excited to unveil plans for a $50m development in Adelaide’s west, which will put aged care at the heart of the community.
UnitingSA West Lakes is a five-storey development incorporating residential aged care, a memory support unit for people with dementia, retirement living apartments, retail spaces, offices and a café.
The development will be located on 6,600sqm of land fronting West Lakes Boulevard and forms part of the transformation of Football Park, being undertaken by Commercial & General.
“UnitingSA is committed to ensuring older people have all the support they need to live a meaningful life within their community,” says Libby Craft, the UnitingSA Chief Executive Officer.
“The innovative design [of UnitingSA West Lakes] invites the wider community to come in to enjoy the ground floor shops and services, while also making it easy for residents to get out amongst the action.
“With everything at their doorstep, residents will be able to easily access parks, shops, cafes and health care. As we age, this is more important than ever.”
Plans are expected to be lodged with Charles Sturt Council in the coming days and building is anticipated to commence early next year.
The development will provide an economic boost for the area, with more than 400 jobs estimated during construction and 100 ongoing.
Charles Sturt Council Mayor Angela Evans also welcomes the plans.
“The City of Charles Sturt value the contribution elders make to our community and are strongly committed to supporting them to live their lives with independence and vitality,” she says.
“I look forward to UnitingSA’s state-of-the-art aged care facility joining our city in the WEST development and trust that their residents will enjoy the very best of our unique waterway and coastal living, the new local shopping and recreation precinct, and all that West Lakes and our community have to offer.”
Photo: UnitingSA’s Mark Hayward (left), CEO Libby Craft and Commercial & General’s Chris Menz near the site of the development at West Lakes.
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