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Churches of Christ in Queensland is committed to remote, rural and regional communities, and ensuring that senior Australians’ care needs are met into the future.
Our integrated community model brings together the care, faith community and support services, who all work together to bring uplift, not just to the people living on the campus, but to the broader community.
The organisation is currently in the process of creating campuses in a number of Queensland locations including Stanthorpe, Warwick, Boonah and Meridan. These developments, when finished, will have created great spaces for people living on the campus and for the local community. They will provide a mix of residential aged care accommodation, home care and
support services. Each is architecturally designed and will be landscaped to complement their own unique local environments.
A number of other important developments are also underway, including the continued redevelopment of our Kenmore Campus and a new affordable living townhouse development in Kallangur. We have also recently completed Wattle Apartments, a new community housing complex at Acacia Ridge co-located with the residential aged care service and retirement village.
A state-of-the-art campus is being developed on the site of our Regency Park Retirement Village. Once complete the campus will include a community centre, 128-bed aged care service, home and community care and retirement living all in one convenient location.
A new integrated community at our existing Boonah campus will increase the current capacity of aged care places, retirement living and home care services in the Scenic Rim region. It will also include new administration offices and major landscaping features.
Over the next 18 months to two years a community hub and seniors living campus will be developed for the use of the local community and people living on the campus who will enjoy access to a range of services, facilities and social spaces.
In 2014, we took over operations of the 38-bed Villa Carramar Aged Care Service in Stanthorpe. In September 2016, construction commenced on an extension to the service, and Stanthorpe Aged Care Service can now accommodate over 100 people in home-like cottage model accommodation with beautifully landscaped gardens and community area.
Construction is now complete at the front of the campus of a $5.5 million community centre, which includes a 350-seat auditorium, meeting room and café space.
You can read more about some of the environmentally friendly innovations in the Kenmore Head Office building on page 17 of Networking, Issue 2 2017.
Earlier this year, Wattle Apartments at Acacia Ridge welcomed its first residents. The development, built in partnership with the Queensland Government, comprises 35 one-bedroom and five two-bedroom units across two, three-storey buildings for people aged over-55.
“Wattle Apartments was recognised for its environmentally sustainable design principles.”
Building has been completed on a 50-townhouse development on land donated by local philanthropists Ian and Neva Handy, from Rivers Church of Christ.
The generous donation by the Handy family is helping grow the supply of affordable housing for those on low to moderate incomes in the area.
For more information regarding these developments and to keep track of their progress, visit our new developments webpage.