Village at Leonora a step closer

Leonora’s $4.5 million independent living village is a step closer to construction, with Majstrovich Building Company awarded the tender for construction works.   The project, jointly funded by the State Government and Shire of Leonora, will deliver eight modern independent living units, as well as a community hall, communal gardens and barbecues.

The selected company, Majstrovich Building Company, has strong ties with Leonora, having completed the Northern Goldfields Regional Offices and Administration Centre in 2017.   With a track record of engaging with local contractors on previous projects, Majstrovich Building Company will again maximise local content in the Ageing in Place project to ensure that economic benefits are retained within the Goldfields region.

Member for Kalgoorlie Ali Kent said the units would help residents to live independently while accessing local and visiting support services.

Regional Development Minister Alannah MacTiernan said she looked forward to work getting under way in coming months.

“This project will go a long way in assisting with the demand for independent living units in the Northern Goldfields,” she said.

“It will create a seniors’ hub where both residents and community members can actively participate in village life.”

CREDIT: Kalgoorlie Miner