First glimpse of Blue Haven Bonaira

The construction of Blue Haven Bonaira, on the old Hospital site, is progressing on time and on budget, says Council’s General Manager, Kerry McMurray.

The scaffolding is currently being removed from the Care Home behind the community health centre as the fitting out progresses.

“We anticipate building will be finished by 30 September, with residents moving into the new Care Home in stages in October and November.”

Scaffolding is coming down: view of the Care Home from behind the Community Health Centre

The ballot for the independent living units will be conducted in October, once people have had an opport-unity to inspect the finished apartments.

“The pricing of the units will be finalised in the next couple of months, when
the scaffolding has been removed from those buildings and it is possible
to rank them against each other in terms of view, size, aspect and other factors affecting value,” says Mr McMurray.

160 potential buyers, mostly locals, have already registered interest in the units, many of which have views over Kendalls Beach.

“These people will be taken on inspection tours to make a decision on which units they want to be in the ballot for.

“This is the same process used to allocate space to buyers in previous Blue
Haven stages.”

While stressing that the valuations are yet to be confirmed, Mr McMurray said ballpark pricing for the units is expected to be $750,000 and above.

Restoration work is also progressing on Barroul House, although this will
be completed after the new components of the site.

The $106 million complex contains 59 independent living units, and a care home providing accommodation for 134 residents, including a dementia unit.

To give an idea of the scale of the overall development, it has a hard surface footprint (buildings and carparks) of 3 ha.

Last year Blue Haven’s existing Care Home was granted accreditation for three years, after meeting all of the exacting 44 standards required. The building itself, however, needed to undergo substantial modification to meet new specifications.







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