Status

Delivery

Kingston Centre residential aged care facility

Location 400 Warrigal Road, Cheltenham, Victoria, 3192, Australia

The Victorian Government is investing $139.6 million to build a new aged care facility at the Kingston Centre in Cheltenham.

The 150-bed development is designed to deliver best-practice care in an environment that promotes independence, privacy and includes dementia-friendly features. Residents will be accommodated in single bedrooms with ensuites which are grouped into households to maintain a home-like environment.

The facility’s design will make the most of the surrounding natural environment. Residents will have open area views, an abundance of natural light, and access to terraces and gardens.

The facility is expected to be completed in 2025 and will be operated by Monash Health. It will form part of the Kingston Centre, a community-focused neighbourhood that provides integrated health and wellbeing services for older Victorians.

The development represents stage three of the Modernisation of Metropolitan Melbourne Public Sector Residential Aged Care Strategy. This strategy aims to develop larger scale services that better meet community expectations. It will enable contemporary models of aged care that are dementia friendly, support mental health, and suited to the needs of people with complex care needs.

$139.6 MILLION
$139.6 MILLION

INVESTMENT

150
150

RESIDENTIAL AGED CARE BEDS

SINGLE
SINGLE

ROOMS WITH PRIVATE ENSUITES

BEST PRACTICE
BEST PRACTICE

DEMENTIA–FRIENDLY DESIGN

The Kingston Centre aged care development will provide:

  • 150 single bedrooms with private ensuites, open area views and natural light. These will be grouped into small households with kitchen and dining areas
  • features to support a range of complex care needs and mobility, including those living with dementia
  • landscaped sensory gardens and terraces, easily accessible from each household
  • common areas for socialising and resident activities
  • pandemic design response features to reduce the risk of infectious outbreaks
  • dedicated forecourt and ‘drop off’ area with close carparking for residents and carer/visitors.

The Kingston Centre aged care development aims to provide the following benefits:

Access to services

The new aged care facility will provide easy access to support services currently provided by Monash Health. These include:

  • aged care assessments
  • cognitive dementia and memory services
  • clinics for falls and balance
  • specialist consulting, rehabilitation and allied clinics
  • aged mental health services
  • diagnostic imaging.

Person-centred care

Public aged care services play a vital role in supporting our most vulnerable older Victorians who need specialist care for complex physical or mental health needs. With a focus on mobility and dementia-friendly design, this new facility is designed to deliver high-quality person-centered care and better support independence and mental health.

A home-like environment

Residents will have improved privacy and dignity with single rooms and ensuites.

Connection to the natural environment

The facility’s design will allow residents to enjoy open area views and natural light from their bedrooms, while terraces and gardens designed to blend in seamlessly to the surrounding natural environment.

Enhanced community connection

Multipurpose common areas will support residents to provide meaningful engagement in activities and maintain family and community connections.

This project is being delivered by the Victorian Health Building Authority in partnership with:

  • Monash Health
  • Icon (builder).

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Artist impression of the main entrance to the Kingston Centre aged care facility including a walkway and gardens

18 March 2024

Kingston Centre aged care reaches maximum height

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Artist impression of the main entrance to the Kingston Centre aged care facility including a walkway and gardens

04 September 2023

Construction starts on Kingston Centre aged care

Work begins on the $134.6 million residential aged care facility in Cheltenham, in Melbourne's south-east.
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Artist impression of the main entrance to the Kingston Centre aged care facility including a walkway and gardens

02 September 2022

Kingston Centre aged care facility design release

View artist impressions of the new $134.6 million Kingston Centre residential aged care facility in Cheltenham.
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04 August 2022

Kingston Centre aged care: Main works EOI

We're seeking expressions of interest for a main works contractor to deliver a new residential aged care facility at the Kingston Centre in Cheltenham.
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25 October 2021

Architect appointed to Kingston Centre aged care

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Location

Kingston Centre residential aged care facility
  • Location
  • 400 Warrigal Road, Cheltenham, Victoria, 3192, Australia

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Last updated: 18 March 2024