Greengate moves into western Sydney

Greengate moves into western Sydney for its first independent development

Penrith City Council has names the private provider as the builder behind a retirement village and aged care home (nursing home) planned for council land in the centre of the suburb.

Created as part of Penrith’s Living Well Precinct for older residents looking to downsize, the proposal features independent living apartments, an aged care home (nursing home) plus additional community and medical services.

The site is Greengate’s fifth across Sydney and Brisbane, but its first project not to be on Catholic Church land (pictured here is the St. Brigid’s Green village at Maroubra which won them a National Property Council award).

“One of the first tasks we have set ourselves when finalising the design over the coming months is to meet with local seniors, find out what is important to them and what their priorities are,” Greengate Director Andrew Sweeney stated.

It’s also close to the retirement village and aged care home (nursing home) being constructed by the Penrith Panthers Leagues Club in partnership with Maurice Tulich.

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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.