Sod turned for new disability care accommodation in Caboolture
Through a partnership between MS Queensland and KTQ Developments, a new master-planned community that includes Specialist Disability Apartments and onsite carer accommodation was launched in the heart of Caboolture with a sod turning today.
The project complements 83 apartments with 12 NDIS Specialist Disability Apartments, two onsite overnight carer accommodation suites and a 100-bed residential aged care facility.
This inclusive model is becoming the new standard for community planning and is shown to improve quality of life for all residents.
More than 24% of the MS Queensland community identifies housing, access and social and lifestyle options as key to improving social inclusion.
“This project contributes to an emerging trend in planning and is setting a new standard in inclusive, community-focused accommodation – much needed and welcome for the Caboolture area,” Karen Quaile, MS Queensland Executive General Manager of Services.
KTQ Developments CEO Drew Steptoe celebrated the start of construction for the new Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) apartments with Federal member Terry Young (Longman), State Government MP Mark Ryan MP (Morayfield), Moreton Bay Regional Councillor Adam Hain (Division 3) and MS Queensland.
The new ‘Orion on Rowe’ is located in the heart of Caboolture, with buildings ranging from one to seven storeys.
Ms Quaile says MS Queensland shared KTQ’s vision of providing high quality independent living apartments for people living with MS and other neurological conditions.
“MS Queensland has more than 60 years experience in supporting people living with high complex needs and provides Supported Independent Living (SIL) services with specialised, high-quality, bespoke 24-hour care, not just for people with MS,” she said.
Cr Adam Hain said he was pleased to support the project that would deliver significant benefits to the local community.
“MS Queensland and KTQ Developments understand the importance of providing disability accommodation that is functional and enhances people’s independence. Their approach aims to enrich the social fabric which brings our community together – which would be a great outcome for all,” he said.
Apartments will feature large balconies, wide hallways and doorways, wheelchair accessible kitchens, bathrooms and laundries with air-conditioning throughout. These design considerations mean that residents will have every opportunity to live as independently as possible.
The development will also provide townhouses with at-home assistance for families with dependents who need a little extra care.
The complex will also feature community gardens, private and secure entries and state-of-the-art systems, future-proofing for technology advancements.
Find out more about the Caboolture apartments or submit an expression of interest here.