Goodwin Aged Care Services (Goodwin), first established in 1954, is Canberra’s oldest and largest aged care provider. Farrer was the second village to be constructed in 1977 including a 64 bedroom specialist aged care facility, George Sautelle House, which was the first purpose-designed facility of its kind in Canberra, and 73 independent living units (ILU’s).
Since 2004 Goodwin has been involved in an extensive program of new development and redevelopment of existing villages, the existing 4 storey apartment block at Goodwin Farrer being the first of these projects in 2006. This was followed by the total redevelopment of Ainslie, a new village adjoining the existing Monash village now known as Monash Green and most recently a new village in Crace called The Central.
Goodwin pride themselves on creating the highest quality living environments for seniors which has been reflected in numerous awards over the past decade, including most recently for their Monash Green Village receiving the prestigious 2015 Property Council of Australia’s Lend Lease award for Best Retirement Living Development in Australia.
The redevelopment of their Farrer village as a timely opportunity to provide an up to date living environment for seniors which makes better use of an attractive site to allow local residents to stay within their community as their needs change. Indeed the site is ideally located in the Woden Valley area which has amongst the highest percentage of aged persons per capita in Canberra.
This design concept has been developed through extensive consultation with the Goodwin executive and Goodwin residents, interested parties from the local Farrer community, ACTPLA, TAMS and other authorities.
Goodwin are seeking to create a sophisticated, active, high-quality living environment for seniors which:
In summary the proposed redevelopment of Goodwin Farrer Village is to include the following: