$40-million Forster-Tuncurry seniors development gets green light
Many construction jobs and a further 160 post-construction jobs in the aged care sector will be created in the Great Lakes with the development of a new multi-million dollar residential aged care and seniors lifestyle village in Forster.
Announcing 144 new Federally-funded residential aged care places for the new $40-million development, Federal Member for Lyne Dr David Gillespie said the project would provide dementia care, residential aged care services and a further 50 two and three-bedroom apartments for seniors.
“This will be one of the biggest infrastructure projects the Great Lakes has seen for some time, delivering significant social and economic benefits for the region,” Dr Gillespie said.
“The Coalition Government is significantly increasing funding for aged care services and there is no doubt our region deserves a share of our growing investment in aged care.”
“This development will not only help meet the current and growing needs for aged care services in Forster-Tuncurry, but also provide a significant ‘shot-in-the-arm’ for the local economy.”
The development to be known as “Pacific Cape” is located on a three hectare site at the corner of Kularoo Drive and Karloo Street in Forster and will be operated by local aged care provider GLACIA Ltd.
Construction is expected to get underway on the self-care villas next month.
“GLACIA is a non-profit organisation with a good reputation in the aged care sector. They have progressively developed a number of excellent facilities with a range of services and retirement options in Forster and Tuncurry over the past 40 years and I am delighted that this latest development will not only compliment their existing services, but also deliver significant economic and social benefits for our region.”