First announced in early October 2017, this opportunity attracted widespread interest from aged care providers, builders and architectural firms, with 67 organisations accessing the detailed information memorandum. At the end of the expression of interest period five comprehensive submissions were lodged.
Mayor Barry Sammels said, “After a thorough assessment of all the submissions the City is delighted to appoint Baptistcare as the successful redeveloper and aged care provider for the Challenger Precinct site. Their submission was outstanding. They share the City’s vision of a contemporary, age-in-place facility where residents can access onsite service delivery.
“The number of seniors in the City of Rockingham is anticipated to almost double over the next 20 years, so it’s vital that we start implementing a plan now to meet the accommodation and care needs of this growing segment of our population”.
“One of the main considerations of this project is that the rights and interests of the Challenger Court facility residents are protected not only under the law, but also ethically and morally. The City is satisfied that Baptistcare has the necessary skills, experience and resources to fulfil this consideration.”
The Challenger Precinct Redevelopment Project will provide contemporary aged care, retirement living and community housing accommodation. Work is expected to start onsite in about 12 months.