The residential aged care provider Rockpool is currently in the midst of planning an all-new, eco-friendly aged care facility in Carseldine — one that is estimated to cost a total of $43 million.
Rockpool Residential Aged Care aims to create the first 5-star Green Star rated aged care community in Australia by working with the Queensland State Government to set up a new facility in Carseldine Urban Village, a zero energy emission community.
The proposed aged care facility, which will be six storeys high and capable of housing up to 150 residents, can be split into five separate communities optimised for small-scale living. Each of these communities will contain 30 beds for its residents, a lounge area, and a dining area.
Due to the smaller size of each room, in tandem with their separation to create unique communities, they make for environments reminiscent of traditional homes. Though the facility itself will be large, the residents will still be close.
The six-storey development, if approved, will be built from the ground up, with costs reaching a total $43 million. Construction alone is estimated to bring in 120 new jobs to the local community, scheduled to begin in May 2021 and finishing sometime in October 2022.
Carseldine Urban Village can be found at 532 Beams Rd, Carseldine. To learn more about Rockpool Residential Aged Care, visit their website. Follow their Facebook page for the latest updates and announcements concerning their proposed facility.