Woodhaven Community Unites to Mark Milestone Redevelopment
Our Woodhaven home in Lockhart recently welcomed members of the local community – including the Lockhart Shire Mayor, Councillor Greg Verdon – to commemorate the launch of its much-anticipated redevelopment.
The milestone project will see an investment of around $5 million into the home and its surrounds, including the construction of a new, state-of-the-art building which is set to significantly increase Woodhaven’s capacity to 32 beds.
The new building will also include a host of new facilities, equipment and furniture, including the development of an Allied Health room to further support the treatment and care provided to residents.
In addition to revamped garden and outdoor courtyard spaces, Woodhaven’s existing facilities will also undergo renovations, ensuring our residents now and in the future will continue to be provided with a modern and contemporary environment of high-level aged care service and support.
To celebrate the project’s launch, the local Lockhart community gathered to learn more about the redevelopment over a morning tea, which also included a special sod-turning ceremony. This involved the participation of two very special residents: Elva Smallwood (aged 104) and Cyril Wooden (aged 97) – who were over the moon to join chief builder for the project, Mark Fleming, Director of ICG construction group; Lockart Shire Mayor Councillor Greg Verdon; and our CEO Jason Binder to officially mark the redevelopment by shovelling the first sod of soil.
Jason says the launch of the redevelopment was a wonderful opportunity to engage the local community around the significant project.
“The redevelopment has been a few years in the making and unfortunately also experienced some delays due to Covid, so it’s really exciting to be able to now launch what will be such a milestone project for Woodhaven and the Lockhart community,” he says.
“Woodhaven has been supporting local families for more than 30 years, so we know how important an asset our home is the for the community as well as the surrounding region. These works are part of our ongoing commitment to Lockhart and beyond, and will ensure our home will be there for locals for generations to come.”
The Woodhaven redevelopment has been supported with funding from the Commonwealth (Department of Health and Aged Care) under a Rural, Regional and Other Special Needs Buildings Fund Grant.
At this stage, the redevelopment is aiming to be finished by Christmas next year. We look forward to providing updates about the build moving forward, and Woodhaven is excited to soon being able to welcome even more local families to its home and care services.