$40 million revamp on the way for CraigCare's Maylands home, WA

An aged care facility in Maylands, Perth, will have a $40 million upgrade after receiving the thumbs-up from state planners.

The CraigCare home on Guildford Rd and Third Avenue East will be transformed from a 92-room facility to a six-storey building with 138 rooms following unanimous approval from the WA Government’s Metro Inner North Joint Development Assessment Panel.

The ground floor will house a memory support unit for residents with dementia, as well as an integrated café with outdoor decking, and 19 visitor parking bays including two ACROD bays for those with blindness or severe walking restrictions and two short-term drop-off bays.

Other features will include a rooftop garden with lounge and bar; indoor and outdoor courtyards; terrace gardens; a salon; and a multi-functional training room. A heritage façade will be maintained and used as an activity room.

Landowner Wolten Pty Ltd will now need to provide plans for $400,000 worth of public art before submitting a building permit application.

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A special thanks to our contributors

Jill Donaldson


Jill has been practicing as a clinical physiotherapist for 30 years. For the last 13 years she has worked solely in the Aged Care sector in more than 50 metropolitan and regional facilities. Jill has also toured care facilities in the US and Africa and is a passionate advocate for both the residents in aged care and the staff who care for them. She researches and writes for DCM Media.

Chris Baynes

DCM Media, agedcare101

Chris has been a journalist and publisher in the retirement village and aged care sectors for 11 years. He has visited over 250 retirement villages and 50 aged care facilities both within Australia and internationally. Chris is a regular speaker at industry conferences plus is a frequent radio commentator.

Annie Donaldson

Nurse and Carer

Annie has a long career in both nursing and the media. She has planned and co-ordinated the medical support from both international TV productions and major stadium events. In recent years she has been a primary family carer plus involved in structured carer support.