Aged care home planned for historic ACT site
A new 118-bed aged care facility looks to be on the way for the ACT’s historic Gold Creek Homestead, with Lendlease lodging a development application for the site.
45 independent living units will accompany the three-storey aged care facility, which will also include specialised dementia and respite care beds.
Nathan Cockerill, Managing Director of Lendlease Retirement Living, told the Canberra Times that part of the original Homestead will need to be demolished for the development, though the rest of the building along with the stone kitchen and slab hut will be restored and repurposed.
“We want to create an intergenerational site at Gold Creek Homestead that is sustainable, inclusive and builds on our existing connection with the local community.
“Our intention is also to retain, restore and activate elements of the original Gold Creek Homestead and ensure the design of the precinct respects its rich heritage,” he said.
Lendlease won a contract with the ACT Government last year to revitalise the site, and if the application is approved, construction will begin this year for a 2024 opening date.