WORK has started on a new $107million multi-generational seniors' precinct in Perth.
The Queenslea in the west Perth suburb of Claremont will include a residential aged care facility, fully serviced seniors' apartments and an intergenerational childcare facility.
The facility will provide aged care for an estimated 115 residents and offer housing and support services including care for about 80 children.
It is the latest project by WA-owned Oryx Communities, which recently opened the Richardson Aged Care - a prestige aged care service in west Perth.
The Queenslea, which is being built on the corner of Shenton and Graylands Roads in LandCorp's Claremont on the Park redevelopment, will also offer seniors respite and dementia care and allied health-related services.
Oryx Communities chief executive Michelle De Ronchi said the planned mix of generations will create a diverse environment for residents.
"Older residents will benefit from socialising beyond their existing friendship circle and increase their self-esteem and emotional well-being by sharing their stories, experiences and care with younger people," she said.
"It has been demonstrated that children learn and benefit from mixing with older people, with a different perspective on life."
The two - and three-bedroom serviced apartments have been awarded Platinum Design Certification by Liveable Housing Australia (LHA) and are the first of their kind in WA.
"Residents would be able to enjoy a homely environment in an enriching and supportive community where couples can stay together, and where families, friends and pets are welcome," said Ms De Ronchi.
"This precinct is for people who want to feel part of a community and maintain connections with friends and family."
The development is being built by Multiplex and is expected to be finished in 2021.
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