Farrer redevelopment construction update

Goodwin village Farrer incorporating George Sautelle House is undergoing redevelopment. The first new apartment blocks will be completed in stages from late 2018. 

The revitalised village offers a hub of modern conveniences nestled among the charms of a well-established inner south suburb. It comprises 150 new independent living apartments plus a live-in aged care facility. The new care facility will support the latest standards, technology and clinical care methods including dementia and palliative care.

For further information on Farrer Village, please click here.

The vision

The vision is a village that feels great to live in and promotes wellness, with ample tailored outdoor areas and a Lifestyle Clubhouse as the social heart with a cafe, games and function spaces, and health and wellness services.

This village has served the Woden Valley community since 1977. Redeveloping our 40-year-old village is essential to improve the quality of life of our residents and upgrade its capacity for top quality aged care.

It will provide rare new housing options for downsizers in an older suburb in the ACT, and help us meet growing demand for seniors’ accommodation and aged care facilities as the local population ages.

‘The ACT needs to develop in older suburbs as well as greenfield sites, so seniors are not forced to leave their beloved community as their needs change with age,’ said Goodwin Chief Executive, Sue Levy.

The Woden Valley now has amongst the highest percentage of aged persons per capita in Canberra. The ACT’s total population of persons 85 years and over is projected to increase by 509 per cent by 2056 (Population Ageing in the ACT, ACT Government 2010). The number of ACT residents aged 65-84 years is projected to increase by 170 per cent.

‘We are so proud and excited to be able to bring our new Farrer village to the community!’ Said Sue.

‘We are also excited to be working again with PBS Builders and AMC Architecture, the architects responsible for our Monash Green development which won Australia’s Best Retirement Living Development at the Property Council of Australia’s 2015 Innovation and Excellence Awards.’

Watch this website for updates on the construction project.


This is a very exciting and innovative project and both of us are looking forward to having a new apartment. Keeping and enhancing the perimeter landscape is really important in maintaining the character of the village and the suburb

Goodwin Farrer resident