A major redevelopment in Bundaberg will deliver a much-needed boost to the local aged care sector, adding 36 new rooms and more employment opportunities for nursing and care staff.
Anglicare Southern Queensland has announced it will expand its Meilene Residential Aged Care home at Kalkie from 52 to 88 rooms, with construction starting this month.
Anglicare’s Group Manager for Residential Aged Care and Retirement Villages, Nick Hansen, said the redevelopment would mean more people would be able to access high-quality aged care within their local community.
Hutchinson Builders’ Team Leader, Cy Milburn, said the project will secure around 130 jobs throughout construction over the next several months, with opportunities for local subcontractors and suppliers to be involved.
“As Queensland’s largest builder, Hutchies is committed to generating economic and social outcomes in the communities we work in – and we will bring this to the expansion of Meilene for Bundaberg,” Mr Milburn said.