The Kiama Aged Care Centre of Excellence has been designed to provide a wide range of high quality care to the local senior community. The Centre caters for a broad range of needs, from low-dependency, independent-living apartments and assisted-living apartments to a 134 bed residential aged care facility (RACF). The RACF will also provide dementia care, with two wings of the facility designed specifically to accommodate the needs of dementia patients. The Centre will also provide recreational facilities, including a community hall and, through the refurbishment of the heritage-listed Barroul House, a cafe and further communal areas.
Richard Crookes Constructions (RCC) has recently been engaged as the design finalisation and construction contractor. Consistent with Kiama Council’s policies, APP and RCC are committed to strengthening the local economy through the engagement of locally-based resources and subcontractors. In the early stages of this project, a local subcontractor, Affective, were engaged to provide demolition services in addition to extensive remediation services to remove the wide spread contamination that has accumulated over the 150 years that the site has been in use. Impressively, this stage of the project has been completed with an enviable record of zero Work Healthy & Safety incidents occurring.
With RCC on board, it’s anticipated that construction will be completed before the end of 2019.
"APP have been involved in this project since 2016, which has not only enabled us to forge a strong and invaluable working relationship with Kiama Council, but has also strengthened our presence in the Illawarra region” Kirk Bolte – Project Director