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.”