Yallambee Traralgon Village for the Aged Inc, will soon have improved buildings and facilities with works underway on the $2.9 million upgrade.
Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester secured $1.88 million for Yallambee to rebuild the final 16 residential aged care rooms within Margery Cole Residential Aged Care Service.
Mr Chester said he was pleased local building firm, BFN Developments had been engaged to undertake the project that would create six direct jobs and a further 50 to 60 indirect jobs.
“Older Gippslanders deserve the best care in a high quality living environment,” Mr Chester said.
“The new buildings will provide additional flexible accommodation to meet the needs of people requiring specialised care and services and allow Yallambee to meet current and future demand.
“Yallambee is a not for profit organisation governed by a volunteer Board of Directors and I want to commend the volunteers for their efforts to provide improved facilities for the local community.”
Yallambee’s Chief Executive Officer and Director of Care Janet Moore said we are very excited to begin works on Acacia House, the additional 16 rooms will provide our local community with beautiful, architectural designed accommodation in close proximity to the CBD of Traralgon.
“This expansion of Margery Cole Residential Aged Care Service enables us to provide our high quality care and services to 120 residents within the local area and shows our commitment to the future health and wellbeing of our ageing population,” Ms Moore said.
The redevelopment will include 16 new single bedrooms with ensuites and a spacious indoor and outdoor communal space that will adjoin the current 18 bed secure dementia unit.
The project is expected to be complete by March 2020.