A vacant aged care home in Rothwell will be transformed into temporary accommodation for individuals and families experiencing housing stress.
THE Queensland Government has purchased a vacant aged care home in Rothwell for $4.1 million, planning to transform the site into temporary accommodation for individuals and families experiencing housing stress, with up to 18 units expected to welcome residents by the end of this year.
The Rothwell property will undergo a refurbishment worth $1.6 million, ensuring it meets the required standards to provide a safe and comfortable living space for its future occupants. The refurbished property will primarily serve older Queenslanders, similar to other aged care facilities previously acquired by the Government in Toowoomba, Clayfield, and Redland Bay.
The Department of Housing, in collaboration with a specialised homelessness service, will work onsite with residents to offer the necessary support in securing longer-term accommodation. This holistic approach ensures that individuals and families can access comprehensive assistance, enabling them to transition successfully into permanent housing.
The Rothwell site includes an adjacent vacant parcel of land, presenting opportunities for longer-term development prospects.