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New Guyra Aged Care Facility on-track for September completion

New Guyra Aged Care Facility on-track for September completion

The new $6.5 million Guyra Aged Care Facility remains on schedule for completion in September, with more than 70 per cent of construction finished.

The brand new 32-bed facility will replace the existing Kolora Hostel, which faced ongoing building compliancy issues, and will facilitate the delivery of high-quality aged care to the Guyra Community.

The framing and roofing has been completed for the entire facility, and the northern end of the facility is at ‘lock-up’ stage with the installation of services completed and plastering underway.

Armidale Regional Council Group Leader for Services, Mark Piorkowski, said he is pleased with the quality of the construction and the progress of the project.

“The construction of the new Guyra Aged Care Facility is on schedule and, with almost three quarters of the construction complete, our focus is now on the final stages of making this facility one which supports best-practice aged care delivery.

“Armidale Regional Council is proud to be able to deliver this facility to the Guyra Community on schedule and on budget due to extensive pre-commencement planning, and a number of efficiencies that have been identified throughout the construction process.

“The use of a pre-fab, concrete-filled fire wall, and changing the electrical system to run underground instead of overhead are some examples of how efficiencies have been achieved and scheduling has remained on-track”, he said.

Service Leader of Community and Customer Services, Krista Schmidt, said the new facility will feature light-filled rooms, landscaped courtyards, a direct undercover access point to the Guyra MPS, a café and state-of-the-art equipment.

“Armidale Regional Council has engaged extensively with the Guyra Aged Care Advisory Committee and the Kolora Project Control Group to ensure that the needs of residents are met within the facility, and to ensure that the transition process for residents is managed effectively and sensitively”, said Mrs Schmidt.

Construction of the facility is due to be completed in early September 2017. 

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