The State Government today announced $3.5 million of funding towards the construction of an independent living village in Leonora.
The Leonora Ageing in Place project will be built adjacent to the main street and comprise eight modern units with individual private courtyards. The facility will also include a community hall, communal gardens and barbecue facilities.
The Shire of Leonora is contributing $1 million to the $4.5 million project.
The units will incorporate best practice ageing in place principles, enabling residents to live independently in the community while accessing local and visiting support services as they are required.
The funding is part of the Regional Aged Accommodation Program, which is also delivering independent living units across the Mid-West, Wheatbelt, Peel, South-West and Great Southern regions.
As stated by Regional Development Minister Alannah MacTiernan:
“The delivery of independent living accommodation in Leonora is important for the Northern Goldfields as it will provide modern and secure accommodation, helping older residents to remain in their community where they are familiar and comfortable.
“This project is a good example of local government working together with the Goldfields-Esperance Development Commission and the WA Government to deliver a positive outcome for the region.
“I give special thanks to Kyle McGinn MLC who has worked tirelessly to advocate for this project.”