Construction starts on Kingston Centre residential aged care facility
Work has begun on the $134.6 million Kingston Centre residential aged care facility in Cheltenham, in Melbourne's south-east.
The four-storey will cater to residents with complex needs, including those with dementia. It is on the site of the former AG Eastwood residential aged care facilities.
Safe, comfortable and home-like
The new facility will provide a welcoming environment for residents. Its modern and efficient design will help staff provide the best possible care to residents.
The new Kingston Centre will include:
- single bedrooms with private ensuites, open area views and natural light
- features to support complex care needs, including dementia
- landscaped sensory gardens and terraces accessible from each household
- common area for socialising and resident activities
- pandemic design response features to reduce the risk of infectious outbreaks
- dedicated forecourt and 'drop off' area for residents and carers/visitors.
This new stage of the project follows the appointment of builder Icon.
Icon joins Monash Health and architect Clarke Hopkins Clarke as project partners.
The project is on track for completion in 2025.
Better care for older Victorians
The project is part of the Victorian Government's $698 million investment in public sector aged care since 2016. This includes:
- more than $270 million through the Modernisation of Metropolitan Melbourne Public Sector Residential Aged Care strategy
- more than $210 million through the Public Sector Residential Aged Care, which focuses on regional and rural facilities.
Funds are being used to refurbish public aged care homes. As well as to replace them with larger, modern and purpose-built facilities.
Find out more about the Kingston Centre residential aged care facility.