Ben Wyatt (left), Graham Francis, SwanCare residents’ association head John Jacobs and ADCO WA general manager Nick Cater.

Work starts on $55m SwanCare project

Friday, 17 August, 2018 - 15:07

Adco Constructions has broken ground on SwanCare’s $55 million retirement living and aged care project at Bentley Park, which will include a new residential care facility as well as a leisure precinct.

Treasurer and Member for Victoria Park, Ben Wyatt, was at the site this morning to turn the first sod marking the start of construction.

The development comprises a 124-room residential care facility, called SwanCare Ningana, which will become the fourth facility within Bentley Park, adding to the existing 280 beds currently on site.

The leisure precinct will include a two-storey centre with features including a library, gym, indoor heated pool, fitness centre, club room and resident lounge, complemented by a separate community pavilion, sound and light gardens and improved pathways.

Adco Constructions will build the aged care facility and leisure precinct concurrently, with construction staged over a 70-week build.

“I am delighted that SwanCare is investing into such a valuable service for our Victoria Park community,” Mr Wyatt said.

SwanCare is an important community organisation and this development will ensure that they can continue to provide fantastic resources for the residents of Bentley Park.

“I congratulate and thank the board of SwanCare for a significant decision and investing in the long-term future of our community."

SwanCare chief executive Mr Graham Francis said the investment marked an exciting time for the community based not-for-profit organisation.

“The scope of this project is significant, with considerable flow-on effects throughout the community. At peak, the construction project will create 250 jobs and yet another 80 direct jobs upon completion,” he said.  

“That SwanCare is in a position to undertake this scale of development and invest in the future of the retirement and aged care sector speaks volumes for the five decades of experience and dedication that SwanCare has invested in our residents.

“We are very excited about the prospect of working with Adco in the forthcoming 18 months as we deliver two massive projects that will change the landscape of the SwanCare Bentley Park site.

“These projects form the first stage in the progression of our vibrant community masterplan, offering contemporary accommodation and services to current and future residents.”