Fresh Hope Care prepares for future services in Thirroul

Not-for-profit aged care organisation, Fresh Hope Care have announced today that they will be discontinuing their services at McCauley Lodge, Thirroul, as of 21st August 2022.  

Director Seniors Communities, Lynn Bailey says, “Fresh Hope Care has actively provided residential aged care and retirement living communities to the Thirroul community since 1965. Last year we shared with residents, staff and our neighbours that we were taking steps to review our site to design and build a new residential aged care and retirement living community to replace our current one, which is in need of a major upgrade.”  

“The requirements of aged care buildings means we will not be able to continue to accommodate residents as we pursue our Development Application. As we will not compromise on the safety and health of our residents, we are left with no option but to propose the closure of McCauley Lodge Residential Care Service.” 

“We have informed our McCauley Lodge residents and their families and are working with them to identify alternative accommodation arrangements. We are also working closely with our staff teams to help with the transition. Those living in our Tasman Court Retirement Community will not be impacted by the closure.”  

“We are, of course, disappointed that we aren’t able to offer our services whilst we develop plans for the site, but we are optimistic about the opportunities that lay ahead of us to provide services that meet the needs of the seniors’ community in Thirroul.” 

Planning proposal for Fresh Hope’s Pendle Hill site in its final stages

Monday 20th December 2021 

The planning proposal for Fresh Hope’s Pendle Hill site is in its final stages and the draft voluntary planning agreement for the Pendle Hill site is presently on public exhibition for feedback on Cumberland City Council’s website via the following link: 

At its meeting on 4 August 2021, Cumberland City Council resolved to prepare and exhibit a voluntary planning agreement to deliver a range of public benefits both on and off-site including: 

  • a monetary contribution of $450,000 to fund public domain upgrades in the Pendle Hill Town Centre  
  • the refurbishment, ongoing maintenance, and public access and use of heritage-listed Dunmore House 
  • the dedication of four new units to Council to be used as affordable housing 
  • the provision of publicly accessible open space on the site 
  • ongoing maintenance of landscaping, public footpath linkages and public furniture in the publicly accessible open space. 

The draft voluntary planning agreement has been prepared in consultation with Fresh Hope and Cumberland City Council who will work together to deliver the public benefits in future stages of the redevelopment.  

Media enquiries:
Lynn Bailey, Director Seniors Communities of Fresh Hope Care 02 8573 6003 

Fresh Hope Care’s DA to build a ‘state of the art’ aged care service has been approved

Not-for-profit aged care organisation, Fresh Hope Care has announced today that their Development Application has been approved by Maitland City Council. This marks an exciting and significant milestone in their redevelopment journey.

Over recent years, Fresh Hope Care has been meeting with Maitland City Council to review and re-assess plans, working with relevant external stakeholders, and facilitating various focus groups onsite to gain valued input from residents, staff and community members.

Fresh Hope Care’s Executive General Manager, Lynn Bailey says, ‘it is through our extensive research and planning that we are now ready to commence construction and take the next step towards providing Maitland with a quality, state of the art aged care service, which will meet the future needs of the local community.”

The new residential care service will be four levels and will include 160 permanent beds and 8 respite beds. It will replace the organisation’s existing ‘Green Hills Residential Care Service’ at 7 Martin Place, East Maitland. The current service operates over two buildings, however one building will close by 1 December 2021 to allow for construction to commence. The other will remain in operation until the new development has been completed.

Bailey continues, “The pioneering design of the new service will bring in the surrounding natural landscape, and new models of care will create a non-institutional ‘care household’ environment.”

“It will feature wellness and health services, a café and community functions, and a diverse range of outdoor activities to bring together local communities within the service and enhance the resident’s experience.”

Kiama’s new wave in retirement.

Kiama has remained a much-loved destination for Sydney, Illawarra and south coast families, and also why, trusted Retirement and Aged Care operator, Fresh Hope, pin-pointed Kiama as home for a magnificent, new retirement community.

In a major step forward for Fresh Hope and Kiama, the soon-to-be-announced coastal retirement project has just received Development Approval from Kiama Council.

Centrally located on 33 Collins Street, the development will offer 56 architect-designed retirement apartments, spread over 3 and 4 storey buildings.

Along with ample basement parking, the village community’s residents will enjoy communal courtyard green spaces and enticing roof-terraces as well as a lounge, gym and workshops.

The visionary approach to retirement on the coast is the very latest retirement development by not-for-profit organisation Fresh Hope, who currently operate eight Independent Living Retirement Villages and eight Residential Care Services in regional and metropolitan locations throughout New South Wales.

Partnering with renowned builders, Ganellen, this development will set a new benchmark in retirement apartment living, designed to create and nurture a close-knit and like-minded neighbourhood village community spirit.

Lynn Bailey, Executive General Manager of Fresh Hope Care, said her team could see the positive connections of holidays and weekend trips to Kiama that both local and city retirees and their families would respond fondly to.

“Our vision is for retirees to feel free to just be themselves. And what better place than this oh-so well-known and loved coastal township of Kiama, to achieve that.”


Media enquiries:
Lynn Bailey, Executive General Manager of Fresh Hope Care NSW – (02) 8573 6003

Confidence boost in these uncertain times

Fresh Hope Care have today announced the acquisition of Watermark Castle Cove, with settlement of the purchase occurring on Friday, 3rd July 2020.

Watermark Castle Cove is an award winning, premium resort-style village set in beautifully landscaped gardens and situated in a unique lower North Shore location.

The purchase of the Village from the Folkestone Seniors Living Fund operated by Charter Hall was communicated to all Residents on 27 May 2020.

Lynn Bailey, Executive General Manager of Fresh Hope Care says “We are proud to welcome the Watermark Castle Cove community into our broader network.  The village is of high distinction with a vibrant community and an established reputation as one of the best in Sydney.  The Watermark Retirement Services team will continue to manage the village on our behalf, and residents can look forward to the security provided by having an owner  with an 80-year history of providing services to the New South Wales community.”

At a time of increased economic uncertainty, the acquisition of Watermark Castle Cove demonstrates the confidence held by Fresh Hope Care in the future of the retirement living sector and the importance of continued investment in well designed and connected communities.

Enquiries can be directed to Lynn Bailey on (02) 8573 6003