Community Update – April 20186th April, 2018
HammondCare is building a residential aged care home for homeless people or those at risk of homelessness in inner city Darlinghurst – the first of its kind in Sydney. The home will provide 42 beds in private rooms for both men and women who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. It will incorporate specialist services for people with high care needs, and be operational in 2019.
Work is continuing on the 42 bed residential aged care home for older people experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness at 118A Darlinghurst Road, Darlinghurst.
Works recently completed
Archaeological works were completed prior to Christmas with no relics found. Existing fuel tanks have also been removed.
Current site works
Site remediation work is underway. Material has been removed on site, with further work required. The piling platforms have been constructed and a piling rig will commence works in the next few weeks.
Site hoardings have also been erected along Darlinghurst Road and Victoria Street. More details and contact information as well as photographs of the project will be added to these soon.
As always, if there are any problems with the site works, please contact the construction manager – details are below.
The Homelessness Estimates released recently by the ABS highlight the growing number of older homeless people in Australia. The figures from the latest Census show that 16 per cent of homeless people in Australia in 2016 were aged over 55 years or older. The number of homeless people aged over 55 years increased by 28 per cent between 2006 and 2016, rising from 14,581 to 18,625.
The Census figures also show one of the highest concentrations of homeless people was in the City of Sydney with around 5000 people in 2016 – an increase of two thirds since the 2011 Census.
These figures show homelessness for older people in inner Sydney remains a significant issue and this project will provide a much needed service for older people who are in dire need.
If you have an enquiry about construction work at 118A Darlinghurst Road, please contact: Construction Manager Peter Wilson, Taylor on 0414 914 514