The construction of three new self-care units at Molong has now been completed, with Hines Construction handing the keys over to council staff this afternoon.
The three new units are the result of an amazing community fund-raising effort.
A project of the town’s Acacia Lodge Committee, the new complex aims to provide accommodation for those people with the most need and who may not be able to afford to enter traditional aged residential facilities.
Being built at a cost of $700,000, the Edward Street units follow more than three years of negotiations and planning; fund raising by the committee and Molong Combined Pensioners and Superannuants; and support from Cabonne Council.
Whilst the official opening will be reserved until the landscaping is completed, representatives of Acacia Lodge, the Deputy Mayor, members of the community and council staff were delighted with the finished units, following an inspection today.
The project came to fruition after many meetings and a huge fund-raising effort by Acacia Lodge and the pensioners and superannuants group.
With the fund-raising and the sale of another property Acacia Lodge owned in Molong, the committee and pensioners and superannuants group put more than $300,000 to the project. This was supplemented by a $400,000 loan from Cabonne Council to make the units a reality.
Acacia Lodge Committee has already received applications from prospective tenants, however an opportunity still exists for people to express an interest in living in the new units. Tenants will be selected on the basis of need rather than how long they have been on a waiting list.
The new units, which feature ducted air-conditioning and mobility scooter charging points, will meet all the NSW Government requirements for housing for seniors and people with a disability.
For more information on the units contact council’s Community Services Manager, Gary Brown on 02 6392 3230.