Illoura Village redevelopment and expansion update

9 April 2024

We’re out of the ground! After months of preparatory work, the Illoura Village Redevelopment and Expansion Project has reached
a significant milestone as construction moves above ground. Despite facing adverse weather conditions, including a particularly wet summer, the project is steadily progressing.

The project, which will deliver a new 81-bed aged care home, a dedicated education and training hub, affordable staff housing and a community centre for ageing well, is now visibly taking shape with the completion of all concrete slabs, the commencement of
framing work and roof trusses being installed.

The project has only been made possible through co-funding by SCCQ and the Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care, and is now being brought to life by our construction partners, Castalia Group, D26, and Integral Construction. Integral has a
workforce on-site each day of around 30 employees and a bevy of local contractors working tirelessly to bring this vision to life. This project is not only transforming the landscape in Chinchilla, and delivering a much-needed innovative and sustainable model of care for regional Australians, but is also creating vital employment opportunities within the local region.

Stuart Lummis, Chief of Development and Capital Planning, recently toured one of Integral’s similar projects, a new aged cared home in Strathpine. “The standard and airy feel of the Strathpine home is impressive,” remarked Stuart. “We believe that on completion, the new Illoura Village home will set a benchmark for other Aged Care providers in regional Queensland to aspire to.”

Looking ahead, the focus of the next three months will be on completing the roofing phase. This milestone is expected to mitigate the impact of any further adverse weather conditions, facilitating uninterrupted progress for the remainder of the construction period.

Project Control Group, met onsite on the 12 March 2024. From left to right: Stuart Lummis, Deiter Blaich, Francis Price, Robert Baldi, Tony Plunkett, Lance Payne, Jason Eldering, Geoff Ford