History of Costa House1973

Like many of our homes, Costa House’s story is steeped in a proud history of goodwill and altruism to build a local care service to support older people living in the community. This was originally driven by the vision of local leader Father Tucker, who commenced St Laurence Park Community Service, which set the foundation for Costa House’s wonderful work in the decades which followed.

  • 2001: Costa Aged Care Facility is inaugurated by The Right Reverend Peter Hollingworth, AC, OBE, Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia. Three new wings were launched – Lara Lake, Avalon, and Otway – as well as a hub which connected them together with Hume Court. All residents in Flinders Lodge nursing home were moved to the new wings and the former’s building was utilised for several years as offices for community services. 
  • 2003: The hostel and nursing home services were officially combined as a one resident aged care service – named ‘Costa House’. 
  • 2010: The old Flinders Lodge nursing home was refurbished into a specialised dementia unit able to cater for 19 residents, which was opened in January of the following year. This increased Costa House’s occupancy from 101 to 120 beds.
  • 2024: Costa House joins the Respect family.