Senior Australians in Ararat will benefit from a significant upgrade to the Ararat Retirement Village Inc., thanks to a share of funding under the $40M Aged Care Regional, Rural and Remote Infrastructure Grants scheme.

The funding from the Morrison Government will enable extensions, refurbishments and improvements at the aged care home.

“This is a great festive season bonus, with these aged care homes set to receive the funding early in the New Year,” Mr Tehan said.

“This funding is part of our Government’s $5 billion aged care funding boost, announced in the 2018-19 Budget, this aged care infrastructure funding is dedicated to improving the quality and accessibility of aged care services in regional, rural and remote Australia.”

“Our Government shares this strong commitment to regional, rural and remote Australia and we understand that local aged care services face challenges their capital city counterparts do not.

“These upgrades will boost the productivity and sustainability of local aged care services, which play a critical role in our communities.”

Mr Tehan said the aged care sector would receive a further boost through the residential aged care capital grants through the Aged Care Approvals Round (ACAR) expected to be announced by April 2019.

“Thanks to our strong economic record, our Government has also just announced $101.9 million to lift the annual Viability Supplement paid to eligible regional aged care providers by 30 per cent,” Mr Tehan said.

“I thank all the organisations that submitted applications and look forward to seeing the benefits of this funding for our aged care services, senior Australians and communities in country Australia.”


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