Ageing in Place Village

Published on Thursday, 13 October 2022 at 4:00:00 AM

Work begins on Leonora’s Ageing in Place Project 

Elderly Leonora residents are a step closer to accessing an independent living village designed to allow them to remain in the town rather than move away because there is no appropriate accommodation.

Eight units with private courtyards are now under construction on Stuart Street as part of the $5.3 million Leonora Ageing in Place Project which will also include a community hall, communal gardens and barbecue facilities.

Majstrovich Building Company was awarded the tender for construction works this year, with the WA Government announcing $3.5 million of funding in August 2020 as part of the Regional Aged Accommodation Program. 

The Shire of Leonora is contributing $1.8 million towards the project.

The aim is to incorporate best practice ageing-in-place principles, enabling residents to live independently in the community while accessing local and visiting support services. These eight Independent-living units are designed to provide a safe, welcoming lifestyle with older residents in mind.

The Shire Council is keen to ensure the main user group gets to have a say about how the facility will operate.

Please click below to complete the short (confidential) survey for you or any family member who is over 55.