Future Plans

Future Plans

Stage 1

Construction of 16 residential aged-care rooms & 10 living apartments.

In August 2017, work will start on the construction of new homes for up to 36 people as part of our $14 million four-stage development plan.

Stage 1 comprises a double-storey building offering 16 residential aged-care rooms upstairs and 10 assisted living apartments for individuals or couples downstairs. The apartments feature kitchens, lounge rooms and courtyard gardens, and the complex also offers shared communal and service areas, such as a residents’ laundry. 

The construction is due to be completed by May 2018.

If you are interested in these options, be sure to let us know to put your name on the list.

Stage 2

Community Hub for visiting and permanent health services.

The second stage involves the creation of a community hub that can host a variety of visiting and permanent health and community services and activities.

In February and early March 2017, we sought input from the community about their health and well-being service needs to help shape plans for this stage.

This is the exciting part of the redevelopment as it will link the residential aged care section’s rooms and assisted living units to the community centre by way of a “village street”. The development will have the feel of a small village, with a village square and services coming from the street. This space and services will be open to the Yackandandah community which we believe offers many benefits to the community and our residents.

Our aim is to change the concept of developments where our elders live apart from the broader community. We will follow the European model where generations mix and the elders of the community are empowered, respected and enjoyed.

What will the community hub look like?

The vision is for a space that can be used by residents and the public to facilitate wellbeing and community interaction. As well as providing space for current services, it may provide areas for new services, a cafe, a home for community groups, courses or meeting rooms.

We are currently developing a concept plan based on community input and will have more information to share in October.