Norlane secures all 90 residential aged care places

In a big win for the community of Norlane, the Australian Government has awarded Baptcare all of its 90 residential aged care places.

This is part of the government’s $649 million per year plan to create almost 10,000 new residential aged care places in Australia and forms part of the recent 2016-17 Aged Care Approvals Round (ACAR) – Allocation of residential aged care places and capital grants.

This successful outcome allows us to confidently continue work on our Norlane Community project – and brings us a step closer to realising our vision for the broader Norlane community.

The Baptcare Norlane Integrated Community Project responds to local community needs for affordable housing and aged care infrastructure and will benefit and support many individuals and communities in need in the northern Geelong area. The project will improve economic growth, boost productivity, and create local employment opportunities, including 66 construction jobs and 100 ongoing jobs in the region. It will create over $150 million in wages into the local economy over a 30-year period.

In addition to aged care beds, our Norlane project will deliver:

  • 52 affordable housing units built to the highest standard and providing options for families, older people and people with disabilities.
  • A community hub and well-being centre including a café, playground, gym and open space, all accessible to the local community.

The Baptcare Norlane Integrated Community Project is worth $43.5 million, with the Australian Government contributing $7.25 million through the National Stronger Regions Fund and Baptcare contributing the remaining $36.25 million.

Baptcare applauds the Australian Government’s commitment to providing a sustainable aged care system and especially local member Sarah Henderson MP for her continued support in meeting the needs of our older generations and we look forward to delivering on our promise of enriching the lives of those involved within our Baptcare Norlane Community.

Contact: Annemarie Watt

Phone: 0428 063 664