St Ives Botanica

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Email Us David.Tang@opalhealthcare.com.au

St Ives Botanica Care Community

Opal HealthCare is one of the most reputable providers of residential aged care in Australia. Our focus is on providing a friendly and inviting atmosphere for all our residents, their families and our neighbours.

Our vision is to create a Care Community in St Ives that allows our residents to live with dignity and purpose, while receiving high quality care delivered by capable and compassionate team members.

St Ives has a rich history and is well known for its strong sense of community, beautiful homes and gardens, and local bushland areas.

Our goal is to provide exceptional care in high quality buildings that respond to, and respect, the local natural and built environment. We have selected St Ives due to the need for high quality care for local people who want to continue living locally. As we all age, it is also vital to remain connected with local places and services, as well as our family and friends.

That’s why we have prepared early concept designs to show how we have carefully considered the St Ives community and landscape. We want to provide care for local people in a subtle, welcoming environment that blends with the gardens and natural bushland that are unique to this local area.

Email to learn more about this proposal mailto: feedback@apa.net.au

Frequently asked questions

  • We have over 40 years of experience in providing the best care for our residents. Today, we have 7,000 residents in our care and more than 10,000 team members. We are committed to making life as enjoyable and comfortable as possible.

  • Our Care Communities offer long-term residential aged care as well as respite care and rehabilitation in our wellness centres. Every Care Community offers dementia care and palliative care and with 89 locations across Australia we want to help you find the ideal one for you.

    Taking an active role in the community is at the heart of our approach to care. To us, community means nurturing important relationships both inside and outside the home, encouraging peoples' hobbies and interests, offering or receiving a helping hand when it’s needed, providing companionship and stimulation, and enabling our residents to continue to contribute to society in ways that are meaningful to them. In the community our residents, families, and team have a sense of place and belonging.

  • The Care Community will house approximately 145 residents across four levels of care.

  • Up to 60 team members will be employed to work at the St Ives Care Community.

  • The four levels of care will include High Acuity Care, Dementia Care, Reablement and Palliative Care.

  • Yes. The site will include 51 parking spaces.

  • Construction management plans will be developed to deal with traffic, materials handling and waste, and construction noise and vibration. These will then be reviewed and approved by the planning authorities, in response to the unique local context and neighbourhood.

  • If approved, between 18-24 months.

    1. Early community consultation and prepare technical studies- October 2022
    2. Prepare State Significant Development (SSD) application, including Environmental Impact Statement (EIS)- Late 2022 to early 2023
    3. Lodge SSD application with Department of Planning and Environment – Early to mid 2023
    4. Department of Planning and Environment (DPE) exhibits SSD application – Mid 2023
    5. Respond to Submissions – Mid 2023
    6. DPE assesses SSD application – Mid to late 2023
    7. DPE determines SSD application – Late 2023
    8. Construction starts – 2024
  • Please feel free to email any questions or feedback to our Community Engagement Team at feedback@apa.net.au.

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