Calvary development brings growth and jobs to the Muswellbrook Community

Media Release

Calvary – one of Australia’s leading health, community and aged care providers, announced today the release of a construction tender for the new Calvary Muswellbrook Retirement Community located in Brennan Park.

Tenders are expected be awarded in November 2015 with construction scheduled to commence as soon as possible, bringing economic growth to the Muswellbrook community through employment, local businesses and services.

The tender includes the construction of 65 bed Residential Care Facility and 42 independent living units, built over several stages offering 1, 2 or 3 bedroom accommodation and associated community spaces. Construction of high dependency accommodation will be included in the first stage of works under an agreement between Calvary and Muswellbrook Shire Council.

Bryan McLoughlin, National Director Calvary Retirement Communities, said “Calvary Muswellbrook Retirement Community is designed to meet the needs of the community now and into the future, upon completion in early 2017. The development will enable the relocation of our current Calvary Mt Providence Retirement Community and enhancement of services within the new integrated community.”

Calvary National CEO, Mr Mark Doran, said today that “these reinvestments benefit the communities that we serve – which the people of Muswellbrook will continue to receive when our new integrated retirement facility is completed in early 2017.”

“Calvary is a not for profit organisation where everything we earn is reinvested in essential infrastructure, facilities and staff – and the Muswellbrook Retirement Community is further testament to that commitment. This is a significant investment in the community of Muswellbrook and demonstrates our ongoing commitment and dedication to providing high standards of care and services,” said Mr Doran.

In welcoming the announcement, Mayor of Muswellbrook Martin Rush said: “Muswellbrook Shire Council is pleased to help by providing subsidised land to enable this essential development and I am sure I join with the rest of the community in welcoming the news that on­ground works will get underway in the not too distant future.”

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