Property and Infrastructure Specialists

Kiama’s new Aged Care Centre starts to take shape

Kiama’s new Aged Care Centre starts to take shape

Kiama Council’s new Aged Care Centre of Excellence project reached a design milestone recently, with the first stage Concept Design being presented to Council for approval. APP is managing the delivery for the $72M project located on the site of Kiama’s original Hospital established in 1887.

The Aged Care Centre of Excellence combines 134 aged care accommodation beds with a mix of assisted-living apartments, 2-bed and 1-bed independent living apartments, a community hall, meeting room facilities and the refurbishment of the 100 year old Barroul House to a café/restaurant and community facilities.

The project marks a significant investment for Kiama, with in excess of 200 jobs expected to be created during the course of construction and approximately 60 permanent positions located within the completed facilities. Kiama Council is intent on providing a high-quality facility for the community that represents value for money. Michael Forsyth, General Manager of Kiama Council says “APP was appointed to the project by Kiama Council following a competitive tender process based on their extensive experience in within the Aged Care sector and the fact that they have a national capability with a local base in the Illawarra. We are confident that APP will add value throughout the delivery process”.

Kirk Bolte, APP’s Project Director on the project says: “APP is delighted to be partnering with Kiama Council to assist in delivering this landmark facility and it reinforces our commitment to expanding APP’s presence in the Illawarra. We will encourage the use of local project participants provided that Council’s governance requirements can be maintained and a value-add to the project can be demonstrated”.

With all consultants now appointed on the project, demolition and remediation of the hospital site will commence in February 2017 and the Head Contractor for the construction will be tendered in January 2017.

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