Lendlease, Signature Care, Bundaleer biggest winners of latest funding round

A total of 84 new service locations are amongst the recipients of the latest ACAR round announced this morning by the Minister for Aged Care Ken Wyatt.

The Government has allocated an additional $649 million in this latest round to create 9911 new residential aged care places, along with a further $64 million for capital grants projects.

Lendlease Aged Care Ltd received the highest total number of allocations with 756 places in the ACT, QLD, NSW and three facilities in VIC.

Signature Care which operates in QLD, VIC and NSW took the second highest number of total allocations with 640 places across seven facilities.

The single biggest allocation to one facility was 208 places at Aegis’s new facility Shoreline in North Coogee just south of Perth, which includes 15 places for CALD (Italian), 45 dementia places, 10 respite places and 138 general access places.

A number of providers have been granted funding for more than new 100 places with Queensland (2680), Victoria (2645), NSW (2470) and Western Australia (1623) taking most of the allocations.

The following providers were allocated 100 or more places:

Aegis (WA) 353
Regis (QLD / WA) 352
Salvation Army (QLD / NSW) 320
Infinite Aged Care (QLD / WA) 305
DPG Services (NSW / VIC / WA) 283
Villa Maria Catholic Homes (VIC) 256
Tricare (QLD 242
Palm Lake Care Operations (QLD) 240
RSL LifeCare (NSW 228
Oryx Communities (WA) 194
Japara (QLD / VIC) 184
Frank Whiddon Masonic Homes (NSW) 183
Southern Cross Care (ACT / QLD / WA) 171
Australian Unity (NSW / VIC) 156
Arcare (NSW / QLD) 152
Moran (NSW/ VIC) 150
Baptcare (VIC) 150
Advantaged Care 4 (NSW) 139
Queensland Rehabilitiation Services (QLD) 130
Estia (QLD / SA /VIC) 127
Heritage Care (VIC) 126
Aurrum Pty Ltd (VIC) 120
Burswood Care Pty Ltd (WA) 120
Grand Lodge of Western Australian Freemasons Homes for the Aged Inc 120
Swan Care (WA) 120
Anglican Community Services (NSW) 100


The majority of the funding for capital grants – $57.6 million – has been for approved services in regional, rural and remote areas.

The highest single grant is $8.5 million going to Bundaleer Care Services in Port Macquarie while $7.4 million will go to Geegeelup Village Inc in Manjimup, south west WA.

Other services that have received funding for capital works are:

Amber Aged Care Inc SA $0.3m
Balaklava Mill Court Homes Inc SA $0.9m


Cooinda Coonabarabran Ltd NSW $3.83m
Gympie and District Home for the Aged Inc QLD $5m
Keith & District Hospital Inc SA $2.66m
Killarney Memorial Aged Care Ltd QLD $5.52m
Lithgow Aged Care Limited NSW $3.5m
Mandurah Retirement Village WA $2.1m
Melaleuca Home for the Aged Inc TAS $1.85m
Micare Ltd VIC $1m
Murray Haven Homes Inc NSW $2.72m
Ottrey Homes – Cobram And District Retirement Village Inc VIC $2.4m


Tandara Lodge Community Care Inc TAS $0.59m
The Deniliquin Nursing Home Foundation Ltd NSW $2.498m
Tully Nursing Home Inc QLD $3.925m
Ukrainian Elderly People’s Home VIC $3m
Waikerie Community Senior Citizens Home Inc SA $1.671m
Warramunda Village Inc VIC $1.5m
Whyalla Aged Care Inc SA $3m
Yaandina Family Centre Inc WA $0.125m

In announcing the funding Minister Wyatt said the Australian Government is committed to providing a sustainable aged care system that meets the needs of our older Australians.

“Three quarters of these residential places are being provided to the development of new aged care services, the remainder will enable existing aged care providers to expand their current facilities,” he said.

“People living in rural, regional and remote Australia will also benefit with 2719 residential places being offered for services outside metropolitan areas,” he said.


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