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Sunday, November 29, 2020

A unique take on seniors living

LDK Healthcare has unveiled their $250 million seniors living project in Greenway, with a unique take on the “typical” models of retirement living and aged care.

In a joint venture with Cromwell Property Group, Brisbane-based LDK Healthcare is repurposing the Tuggeranong Office Park on Athllon Drive, the former home of the Department of Social Services, into a seniors living village.

LDK’s CEO Byron Cannon said one of the cornerstones of LDK’s offering is their “one move promise”.

“If you move in with us, you won’t have to move into a nursing home,” he said.

“We provide all of the care that you need, all the way through to end of life, but in the comfort of your own home. You move in and live with us, and we have 24/7 nurses and carers, so when you need care, the care will come to your home from our own staff.”

The doors are expected to open to the project’s first stage early next year, with further stages to follow.

The village will comprise 380 one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments, starting at $650,000.

Eatery caught dumping waste

A Canberra restaurant has been fined $875 by the Environment Protection Authority (EPA) for dumping oil and grease into a storm water drain.

The Garema Place restaurant was fined after the EPA undertook audits in May 2018 and November 2018, which focused on kitchen maintenance, clearing facilities and points of entry into stormwater.

“The only thing that should be going down storm water drains is storm water,” said the EPA’s Narelle Sargent. Dumping oil and grease down stormwater drains pollutes the waterways, and can result in dying fish, algae overgrowth and unsafe swimming conditions in creeks, lakes and rivers.

Members of the public can report pollution to the EPA by contacting Access Canberra on 13 22 81.

Government seeks feedback for light rail stage two

The ACT Government is seeking feedback from businesses in City West prior to the start of construction for light rail stage two.

The Government says it wants to develop a better understanding of trading hours and peak operating times, customer access and service offerings, signage and marketing considerations, delivery, waste management and parking logistics, general awareness of light rail and how best to communicate with businesses.

The call for feedback comes after a number of businesses in Mitchell said they were struggling during the construction of stage one of the light rail project, with some suggesting it hit them harder than the 2008 global financial crisis.

To participate, visit yoursay.act.gov.au

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