The building contract for Capecare Dunsborough – the first aged care facility for the rapidly-growing Dunsborough community – has been secured by Perkins Builders.
Capecare Dunsborough will comprise an 80-bed residential care facility for people with high physical needs in a dementia-enabling environment, palliative care, 21 independent living apartments with complementary and allied health services, new premises for the Dunsborough Country Women’s Association, a playground, café and beautifully landscaped gardens.
Capecare CEO, Stephen Carmody, said this was a significant milestone for the long-awaited project.
“The need for an aged care facility in Dunsborough has been discussed for more than 30 years, so to reach this point of awarding the building contract for Capecare Dunsborough is extremely exciting,” he said.
“Perkins Builders provided a comprehensive and detailed tender that satisfied our requirements, our board and funding partners.”
“They are a long-standing West Australian builder, with a great capacity to source local construction trades and workers, and we look forward to seeing this project through with them,” Mr Carmody commented.
Perkins Builders’ Managing Director, Dan Perkins, also said the company was honoured to be chosen as the construction partner to deliver the new facility.
“We’re excited to be delivering this project for Capecare and to play our part in realising the benefits this great facility will deliver to the local community in Dunsborough and surrounding areas.”
Capecare Dunsborough was designed by Gary Batt & Associates Architects, leaders in Aged Care design within Western Australia, in consultation with Fiddes Design, who are renowned nationally as dementia design specialists.
The facility is expected to employ approximately 60 people full time over the course of project development and approximately 530 people during the construction phase of the project. It is set to be completed in mid-2021.
The project is made possible thanks to funding from both the Federal Government’s Building Better Regions Fund and the State Government’s Regional Aged Accommodation Program.