Construction of a new 100-bed residential aged care facility in Perth’s southern suburb of Martin has commenced. This latest project for Juniper, a Uniting Church WA agency providing aged care, is one of many around the state including in Kununurra, Albany, Rowethorpe, Menora and Karrinyup.
Announcing the start of onsite work in May, Vaughan Harding, Chief Executive at Juniper, said the project was a significant investment by the organisation as it works to double its capacity to respond to growing community need for aged care services.
“This exciting development will bring high quality residential accommodation, designed to provide a full continuum of care to frail, older Western Australians,” he said. “In addition to creating more opportunities for employment in the aged care sector the new facility will provide cutting edge amenities with focus on quality design and construction.”
Approximately 120 new jobs will be created by this service – ranging from multi-skilled carers, allied health workers and nursing staff and management roles.
“The building is designed to complement the area’s semirural character with a special emphasis on the site’s historic use for horse agistment, a theme reflected in the architecture of the building and its materials, and other proposed treatments such as exterior fencing and a planned central entrance artwork,” he said.
Top image: Vaughan Harding, Chief Executive at Juniper (left) with Fred Boshart, Chair of the Juniper Board at the new Juniper facility site in Martin.