Cape Care work proceeds

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Cape Care chair Nadine Carter, Member for Forrest Nola Marino, Cape Care chief executive Elizabeth Hogarth and Perkins managing director Dan Perkins demonstrate the view from atop Cape Care Dunsborough
Camera IconCape Care chair Nadine Carter, Member for Forrest Nola Marino, Cape Care chief executive Elizabeth Hogarth and Perkins managing director Dan Perkins demonstrate the view from atop Cape Care Dunsborough Credit: Jackson Lavell-Lee

Forrest MHR Nola Marino was in Dunsborough on Monday to inspect the town’s first aged-care residential complex.

The six-storey development on Naturaliste Terrace is halfway through construction and will be the headquarters of the local branch of the Country Women’s Association and a central hub for the town’s ageing demographic.

The Federal Government provided a $7.1 million grant to support the development, and Assistant Minister for Regional Development Mrs Marino applauded the project for allowing residents to continue to enjoy their community as they aged.

“Other benefits of this project include employment, with the project supporting 75 jobs during the construction and creating another 60 ongoing positions which will support our region well into the future,” she said.

The State Government also contributed $2.5m to the $38m project.

Regional Development Minister Alannah MacTiernan said the project was an example of the Federal and State Governments working together.

Cape Care Dunsborough is expected to be completed in July 2021.

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