Background: Resthaven Westbourne Park at 30 Sussex Terrace was purpose built and opened in 1967 and currently offers residential aged care and respite accommodation for around 126 people who need significant care and support. There have been several upgrades over the years to improve the amenities on site. However, expectations in this new century mean that the oldest areas, a two story cream brick building, will be demolished.
Executive Manager, Financial Services, David Norton, says, ‘The Resthaven Westbourne Park project plans to demolish and replace 68 rooms through the construction of 5 new wings.’
‘The design embraces the ‘small house’ aged care model, providing a more homely and personalised living environment.’
‘The whole site will be upgraded including a new entrance, café, hall and casual meeting/recreation areas surrounding a large central garden area.’
‘The plans have received favourable feedback during presentations to the neighbouring community, particularly in relation to the proposal to increase on site car parking and reduce traffic along Norseman Avenue.’
‘The project is anticipated to generate over 100 jobs and the total cost is in the order of $30m.’
‘This is a large investment in upgrading the amenity that Resthaven can offer to current and future residents, and ensuring we continue to meet increasing community expectations.’
‘The project will take about two years to complete and could start as early as April 2022.’
Established in 1935, Resthaven is a South Australian not-for-profit aged care community service associated with the Uniting Church in Australia.
Every day, Resthaven shares the lives and wisdom of older people and their carers, opening doors to the full range of aged care service options available.
Services are provided throughout metropolitan Adelaide, the Adelaide Hills, Murraylands, Riverland, Fleurieu Peninsula, lower Barossa region and the Limestone Coast of South Australia.