Innovative aged care facility coming to Heidelberg
24th January 2017
Benetas will build its next aged care facility after the Banyule Council approved plans to construct a new
residential aged care home on Lower Plenty Road, Heidelberg.
Construction of the new 103 bed aged care home will begin in early February, and it will likely be completed by mid-2018.
The new building, to be constructed by ADCO Construction (Victoria), will deliver Benetas’ innovative ‘apartment model’ of housing. Under this new model of care, each ‘apartment’ includes its own fully functioning kitchen, lounge and living areas; in addition to eight bedrooms with private ensuites.
Also included for residents will be a hairdresser, café, wellness areas, private dining, landscaped outdoor terraces, and basement car parking. The property offers extensive views over the Dandenong ranges.
This building adds to Benetas’ 13 aged care home across Victoria, including Broughton Hall in Camberwell and Gladswood Lodge in Brunswick West.
Chris Karagiannis, General Manager of Strategy, Infrastructure, and Housing said community consultation is a vital part of any new infrastructure project, and that issues raised during the consultation period had been considered.
“We’re very pleased to be moving forward with this project, after an extensive planning process and some very
productive and beneficial discussions with local residents and Council.”
“At Benetas, we’re committed to providing modern and contemporary housing models that meet the changing
needs of older Victorians.
This site will deliver Benetas’ new model of care, and provide vital services to the community of Banyule and the surrounding areas”, he said.