Today, Goodwin Aged Care Services Limited and CIC Australia settled on the sale of land at Crace for a new village.
Goodwin Chief Executive Officer Mr Chris Lamont said, the new development will bring together innovative design and new levels of amenity that will support both an active lifestyle and ageing in place requirements.
The new Goodwin village at Crace heralds a new era for Goodwin. Developments in the north and south of Canberra have been hugely popular and the new development at Crace will build on the lessons learnt at other Goodwin villages.
“We expect building to start in early 2013 and the development will see 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments, several townhouses, a stunning lifestyle centre and some commercial space in a precinct that will offer all the conveniences expected in a modern urban village”, said Mr Lamont.
Goodwin has engaged AMC Design + Management as the lead architect for the new $70 million development.
“What motivates us about Goodwin Crace is the opportunity to create a non-institutional urban living environment that sets a new standard for retirees,” said Mr Alastair MacCallum, Director of AMC Design + Management.
There has been real interest from the Crace community in the proposed development throughout the consultation process.
This modern development will be supported by Goodwin Community Care, providing access to in-home help and support to allow independence and quality of life.
“The combination of accessible, 60+ specific accommodation at Crace and Goodwin’s additional health services will bridge gaps and bring families closer together as young families occupy Crace and the surrounding suburbs,” said Mr Lamont.
Goodwin expects that the first new residents in the village will be moving in by mid 2014. Updates on development and pricing will be available on the Goodwin web page (www.goodwin.org.au) in the coming months.
For Further Information please contact:
Chris Lamont, Chief Executive Officer 0414 765 040
Jim Purcell, Executive Manager Village Operations 0412 664 168