Construction commences on Goodwin Village Downer in the ACT

(l-r) Federal Member for Canberra, Alicia Payne MP, Leisel Wett, Chair of the Board at Goodwin and Mark Bauer, Chief Executive Officer, Manteena Group and Stephen Holmes, Goodwin Chief Executive Officer.

Goodwin Aged Care Services, ACT’s largest not-for-profit provider, has commenced construction on their latest project, Goodwin Village Downer.

The launch event was attended by future residents, and local officials including Federal Member for Canberra Alicia Payne MP and Shane Stephen Rattenbury, as well as community members and project stakeholders.

Goodwin Village Downer aims to offer affordable options for older individuals, including both independent and assisted living apartments, addressing the region’s need for accessible senior housing amidst rising living costs.

In a statement, Leisel Wett, Chair of the Board at Goodwin, highlighted the village’s focus on affordability and support for residents needing extra assistance.

“It is the first retirement village in Canberra that will have affordable housing properties for senior Canberrans. It is also a first for Goodwin with the inclusion of assisted living accommodation for those who require that extra support”

Leisel Wett

Despite challenges like COVID-19 and supply chain issues, the project has seen strong sales, with 50% of housing already sold, indicating significant community interest.

The location’s proximity to amenities and public transport adds to its appeal.

The ceremony included a Smoking Ceremony and Welcome led by Richie Allan of TOAC, promoting visitor well-being and area protection.

This expansion marks a significant milestone for Goodwin as it approaches its 70th anniversary, reinforcing its commitment to serving the Canberra community.


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