Barossa Village gains 19 beds and $3 million capital grant

Barossa Village general manager Matt Kowald and CEO Simon Newbold chat with Tony Pasin at the Nuriootpa site. Photo: Michelle O'Rielly
Barossa Village general manager Matt Kowald and CEO Simon Newbold chat with Tony Pasin at the Nuriootpa site. Photo: Michelle O'Rielly

A united care front for seniors has been made possible with the increase of beds at Barossa Village, Nuriootpa.

This week Barker MP Tony Pasin announced the Atze Road site to receive an additional 19 new aged care places, plus a $3 million capital grant.

The not-for-profit facility in Williamstown will use the money to upgrade infrastructure, with bed numbers increasing from 23 to 31.

Both Barossa sites now make up the 168 new residential aged care places to be provided in aged care facilities located across the Barker electorate.

“Every one of these new places will mean local seniors and their families can have more confidence, knowing they have future care options in locations as close as possible to the communities they know and love,” Mr Pasin explained.

He said with increased aged care places, some facilities will also receive capital funding to establish, extend and refurbish new and existing homes.

“These capital works will not only lead to bigger and better aged care services, they will support local construction jobs and businesses in Barker,” Mr Pasin said.

“Improving and expanding local residential facilities and aged care services is fundamental to keeping our communities strong.”

The Morrison Government is boosting annual aged care investment by $5.5 billion, with annual funding to grow from $18.1 billion to $23.6 billion a year by 2022-23.

“I congratulate these organisations on securing these new aged care places and I look forward to seeing the benefits of this funding flow to our community,” Mr Pasin added.

Details on the 2018–19 Aged Care Approvals Round outcomes, including successful providers, is available on www.agedcare.health.gov.au.