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The first sod has been turned on a major Warwick seniors living development.
Churches of Christ in Queensland was granted Southern Downs Regional Council approval in November 2016 to build a $33 million state of the art residential aged care service on its property at 223 Dragon Street.
The development by the leading not-for-profit seniors living provider, adjoins the recently acquired 98-unit Regency Park Retirement Village.
It adds 128 residential aged care places for the Southern Downs community.
There will be further development of the retirement village, including the release of seniors living apartments delivered in future stages.
Residents of the Warwick Campus can enjoy more open community spaces, a cafe and community centre, in addition to a recently approved residents’ clubhouse which is soon to be constructed.
A sod turning ceremony for the development was held on Wednesday 15 February, attended by Southern Downs Mayor Cr Tracy Dobie, Regency Park Retirement Village residents and members of the local community.
At the time of receiving development approval, Chief Executive Officer Dean Phelan said the development was the next step in establishing Warwick as a major centre for seniors care on the Southern Downs.
“Building on our recent acquisition and extension of Regency Park, we look forward to the possibilities this integrated community development brings,” Mr Phelan said.
“The aged care service offers additional care services to enable Warwick seniors to age in place with no need to move from their community if their care needs change.”
Also on the Southern Downs, work is well underway in Stanthorpe on the $14.5 million extension of the Villa Carramar Aged Care Service.
This development, on track for a late-2017 completion, adds another 68 beds in a series of themed cottage-style buildings. Villa Carramar will provide care for 101 seniors once complete.
Construction of the new stage of Warwick’s Regency Park is expected to be completed in early 2018.
Photos by NATASHA SHEAHAN of the Free Times.

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