Parliamentary Secretary for the Illawarra Gareth Ward MP has today attended a topping out ceremony to mark the final stage of construction of the Bulli Aged Care Centre of Excellence, which is expected to be complete by late 2019.
Mr Ward was joined by the Liberal Candidate for Keira Chris Atlee and the Liberal Candidate for Wollongong Zach Fitzpatrick.
“Today marks the important project milestone known as topping out, so to mark this milestone a tree will transported via crane to level three of where the plant room will be located once the project is complete,” Mr Ward said.
“Construction of the $50.4M Bulli Aged Care Centre of Excellence has reached its highest point, bringing the project a step closer to completion. The NSW Government is contributing $33.8 million to the project, with an additional $16.6 million being contributed by IRT Group.
“The Bulli Aged Care Centre of Excellence is an innovative collaboration between Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District and IRT.
“The new $50.4 million Centre of Excellence has been specifically tailored to meet the requirements of the local population.
“The project will see the construction of a new facility opposite the existing Bulli Hospital, to transform the site into a centre of excellence focussed on geriatric medicine.
“A 60-suite residential care centre operated by IRT will be co-located on site.
The new Aged Centre of Excellence will deliver:
“The Centre of Excellence will become a leader in the provision of aged care across the Illawarra region.
“Construction is expected to be completed by late 2019,” Mr Ward concluded.