Heidelberg Potential Aged Care Site

08 November 2019 8:00 AM

The City of Kalamunda has welcomed the State Government’s announcement confirming a preferred location for a new aged care facility in the City. The site, located on the borders of Lesmurdie, Walliston and Carmel, was formerly an orchard and is currently owned by the State Government.

Earlier this year, the City asked the local community for its vision for the vacant site on the corner of Pomeroy and Canning Road, with an overwhelming majority proposing the site is used to deliver aged care services.

Specifically, feedback shows strong support for the site to be developed to better meet the needs of the community, including development of an aged care facility, an integrated area for all ages and community members; and the retention of nature, trees and vegetation.

The City’s Kalamunda Aged Care Advisory Committee has been  briefed on the community’s vision, which aligns with relevant technical studies.

City of Kalamunda Mayor Margaret Thomas said the City has been working closely with State Government for more than a decade to advocate for the provision of aged care services and facilities to address the critical shortage in the region.

“We’ve led these discussions for a number of years and I thank the many committee members and City staff who have been involved in advocating and keeping aged care at the forefront of the agenda for so long,” Mayor Thomas said.

The City will continue to ensure the views of the community are represented in any future development discussions regarding the site including the potential for an intergenerational community space to be created for the benefit of all.

For more information please email enquiries@kalamunda.wa.gov.au or call 9257 9999.

© City of Kalamunda 2019