State Funding for Joint Independent Living Units

Published: Wednesday, 2 October 2019 at 3:40:45 PM

Hon Alannah MacTiernan Visits Wickepin to Announce Joint Independent Living Units Funding

The Hon Alannah MacTiernan announced that 2.8 million would be contributed towards the ILU project on her visit to Wickepin on 12 September 2019.

The Aged Housing project will deliver 14 (2 bed, 1 bath) in-situ independent living units across four local governments in the Wheatbelt South region in 2019/20.  With Wickepin, Cuballing and Kondinin building four units and Corrigin building two.

The $5,098,300 project will facilitate ageing in place for the growing number of older people in the region and provide an alternative to prematurely entering residential aged care facilities both regionally and in the metropolitan area.

The project will incorporate the principles of universal and dementia enabling design to promote functional and social independence, allowing people aged over 65 years and Aboriginal people aged over 55 years, requiring additional support to remain in their community as long as possible.  All independent living units built as part of the Project will also conform to all relevant building codes and regulations.

The Shire of Cuballing, Corrigin, Kondinin and Wickepin have confirmed their commitment to the project signing letters of committment outlining their cash and in-kind contributions.

The Shire of Wickepin has been identified as the Lead Agency and will act as the project coordinator.

Below is a concept plan of the Wickepin ILU.

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