$40 million in Federal Budget for rural, regional and remote aged care construction in 2019

Lyne MP David Gillespie: Our government is committed to improving aged care access in high-need locations.
Lyne MP David Gillespie: Our government is committed to improving aged care access in high-need locations.

When I was first elected, the government’s investment in aged care in the Lyne electorate was $90 million. That has now climbed to $130 million a year.

The 2018-19 Aged Care Approvals Round opens on July 2, with this year’s allocation a result of the federal Coalition government’s further $5 billion aged care Budget boost.

Existing and prospective aged care providers in our region are encouraged to apply for a share in a record offering of more than 14,000 new aged care places, with a focus on rural, regional and remote areas.

This is about providing more local care and supporting residents and communities. Existing and potential regional providers should apply to develop or expand their aged care operations.

Our government is committed to improving aged care access in high-need locations. We know how important it is to help local people continue to live in the communities they know and love.

We know how important it is to help local people continue to live in the communities they know and love

David Gillespie MP

A total of 13,500 new residential care places and 775 short-term restorative care places are on offer across the nation, along with $60 million in capital grants for aged care construction and expansion. There will be a further $40 million available in 2019 for rural, regional and remote aged care construction. 

The 2018-19 ACAR application period is open for six weeks, from July 2 until August 10. Application forms and guidelines at http://www.health.gov.au/.

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