Seniors living in NSW farming community, Barellan, won't need to leave town, with the opening of the first two of five units in the town's new aged care village.
Minister for Regional Development, Territories and Local Government John McVeigh said the village would allow elderly residents to stay close to their family and friends, when looking for aged care facilities.
“Regional communities are tight-knit, and this facility will benefit older farming family members who require accommodation close to town and near enough for loved ones to visit.”
- John McVeigh Minister for Regional Development
The three other units will be constructed in the village by the end of this year.
“I know the long term plan is to build even more units to ensure those who wish to stay in town near friends or family can do so. It’s been a real community effort inspired by the local fundraising committee and I am delighted the Federal Government has been able to assist.”
- Sussan Ley, Federal Member for Farrer
The project was jointly-funded with the Turnbull Coalition Government investing $154,035 and the Barellan Aged Care Support Group contributing $194,624.
An initiative to make sure our nearest and dearest are never too far away.