Blue Haven Bonaira is a hive of activity as 250 workers focus on completing the project by October.
The progress since The Bugle visited the site in in July last year, when some
of the slabs had been poured, is extraordinary, with the scale and quality of the overall complex now clearly evident.
The tour included the first glimpse of one of the independent living units, with luxury inclusions in the kitchens and bathrooms, along with accessible design.
The Member for Kiama and newly appointed Minister for Families, Communities and Disability Services, Gareth Ward, was impressed by his tour of the nearly completed independent living and assisted living facilities.
The Council project has received $18 million in funding from the NSW Government.
The old Kiama Hospital is being replaced by a complex with a total floor space of 29,000 square metres.
Once complete, it will provide an aged care home for 134 residents and 59 independent living units,
a community hall, meeting rooms, a wellness centre, chapel, hairdresser, beauty spa, café and gardens.