Rebuilding a 40-year-old facility will boost Canberra’s aged care services and the quality of life of our residents. The redevelopment of Goodwin Farrer will improve local access to quality modern facilities. It will also meet growing demand for seniors’ accommodation in the ACT.
“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 impact of a growing seniors’ population is an issue for today.” 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.
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