Construction is underway for the $43 million Rockpool Residential Aged Care facility at Carseldine Village, which aims to be the first five-star green-star aged care facility in Australia.
The six-level aged care community, located at 56 Plaza Parade, will feature a 150-bed accommodation and care facilities that will offer aged care, respite care and specialist memory support care.
Once open, it will deliver 100 per cent net-zero energy emission homes with energy-saving features.
To ensure they meet the predetermined targets for a 5-star green star design rating, developers have assessed and measured everything, right from the energy down to water consumption.
It will have a domestic kitchen for supervised cooking or baking, kitchen garden, walking track, bocce court, green and shaded seating areas in landscaped gardens, and cinema.
It will also have its own coffee shop and outdoor BBQs, community dining and lounge rooms, and a private dining room for special functions.
As part of its commitment towards sustainability, Rockpool Carseldine will utilise Solar PV to reduce energy dependence on grid, heat exchange and reticulation in laundry and kitchen, and three electric vehicle charging stations.
The aged care community is part of the Carseline Village development, a project of Economic Development Queensland (EDQ) which will be delivered in five stages in a span of 3-5 years.
The current approved masterplan for Carseldine Village provides for a maximum of 606 dwellings. In one of the future stages, a village retail heart will potentially comprise a convenience supermarket, speciality retail and dining.
Rockpool Residential Aged Care is part of Stage 1 of the development and will be located opposite The Green, a new $6.5 million sport and recreation precinct.
Construction of the Rockpool Residential Aged Care is due for completion in July 2022.