24 January 2024
From street level it may be difficult to see the progress that has been occurring on site in the development of our new 81-bed Aged Care Home, however the stage one construction has been taking place with vital earthworks and the associated infrastructure well under way, including storm water drainage and water reticulation services now in place. As we move into 2024, our stage two development will commence and we’ll be able to see the start of our new buildings coming ‘out of the ground’.
Another of the key milestones achieved this year was the completion of our new Staff Housing. This accommodation is being used as a temporary wing for some of our aged care residents during the construction phase, but will be returned to its intended purpose once the new home is completed and residents are able to move in. Our lucky residents in this new ‘temporary’ wing are settled and said to be enjoying the front row seats to the construction site.
We also look forward to celebrating with our partners Southern Queensland Rural Health in Autumn as they officially launch their new dedicated training and education hub. The construction on this building is now complete with the team starting to get some benefit from these new facilities already.
Finally, we are excited that we have also completed the build of two new distribution sheds which will support not only our Chinchilla site, but all of our services in the Western Downs Region. We look forward to much more construction activity throughout the year as we move towards the planned completion of our new residential aged care home in mid 2025.