Residents loving life in the ‘Village’

CORUMBENE Care recently opened the second and third stages of “The Village” in the sunshine and in front of a crowd of happy residents.

The launch event, held on the grounds of their newest development on Lower Road, was attended by staff of Corumbene, past and present, members of the development and construction groups, as well as local politicians.

Labor MP Jen Butler, and Peter White, Deputy Secretary Housing, Disability and Community Services.

Corumbene began the housing project after the greater need for independent living for priority-one public housing in the New Norfolk area was identified.

The plan was put in place to develop more affordable rental houses for residents over 65, to assist people to stay in their home longer as they age.

The project was built through a partnership with the State Government Regional Supply of Social Housing program, where Corumbene engaged Stanton Management Group, Philip Lighton Architects and DeJong & Sons Construction to develop their vision.

Corumbene board of management president Ross Carlyle said the standard of building had been set very high, and feedback from residents had been very positive, while CEO Alison Standen noted the completion time was perfect for new residents.

“The Village is now fully tenanted, with the last tenant moving in this weekend, just in time for Christmas,” Ms Standen said.

The Village development has been greatly appreciated by new tenants too.

Village resident Dianne said, “I love it here, this house supports my needs.”
“I feel safe and secure and it’s nice and quiet, I can move around and do lots of things here, and the neighbours are really good too.”