Flinders MP Greg Hunt met with representatives from Mayflower Homes as well as Lang Lang Aged Care Support Group members and State Member for Bass Brian Paynter at the site of the proposed Aged Care Centre for Lang Lang.
Minister Hunt said the proposed location was well-placed in the heart of the township.
“It is terrific to meet such a dedicated group of community members who are committed to improving aged care services for Lang Lang residents,” Minister Hunt said.
“With an ageing population these services are going to be in growing demand and we need to make sure we are building enough of these facilities to support our senior residents.”
“The Ageing in Place model is the perfect way for residents to feel supported as they age while still maintaining their independence for as long as possible.”
The group has recently signed a long-term agreement with the Victorian Government to secure a site in Lang Lang at the corner of Westernport Road and Salisbury Street.
Lang Lang Group Chairman Rudy de Jong said the group had also signed a Memorandum of Understanding with aged care provider Mayflower Homes after a competitive tender process.
“Mayflower was selected as the successful tenderer due to its superior record of delivering residential aged care and retirement living options,” Mr de Jong said.
“We are delighted to partner with Mayflower. The two agreements are the result of many years of hard work by committee members and others in the community.
“There is plenty of work still to be done but we are confident our new partnership with Mayflower along with overwhelming support from the community will see the project through to completion.”
Member for Bass Brian Paynter said the facility would provide enormous benefit for the local community.
“Lang Lang is in one of the fastest growing municipalities in Australia, with the aged population expected double within the next 20 years,” Mr Paynter said.
“Once completed, the project is expected to deliver 100 ongoing jobs in Lang Lang as well as providing a flow-on benefit to the local economy, which is great news for local businesses.”