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Proposed Redevelopment of Hopetoun

Submitted by webmaster on Thu, 01/12/2011 - 12:16pm

Prescare have provided advance notice that they plan to undertake a major redevelopment of their Hopetoun site as outlined below and will be contacting the local community shortly.


Dear Councillor Johnston,


As the Councillor for the Tennyson Ward, I felt it was important to provide you with an update on the status of the proposed redevelopment of Hopetoun in Cliveden Ave, Corinda.  This proposal has been on our agenda for a long time as part of our ongoing commitment to offering a high standard of care to our clients.


Hopetoun's current facility dates back to the 1950s and we have now reached the poit where we have renovated as much as we can.  We have closely examined a range of options and have formed the view that the proposed redevelopment is the best long-term option.

On the 2nd November the State Assembly of the Presbyterian Church of Queensland approved our request to submit a development application (DA) to Brisbane City Council.  Following this, we commenced a series of internal information sessions to advise of our plans and to provide an indication of timing and next steps.


Our next step is to begin communication with our immediate site neighbours and community members, and we will be distributing written information on the proposal.  I have attached a copy of the factsheet that will be distributed for your information.  If you would like a personal briefing from our team please let me know.


We have also established an information line (07) 3223 4498 and email address which are staffed Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 5pm to answer any questions or take any comments from the community regarding the proposal.


Please feel welcome to contact Lee Martin, Executive Manager Care Services (Webmaster has deleted direct phone contact details) regarding a personal briefing of with any questions you may have.


Yours sincerely,

Greg Skelton

Chief Executive Officer


HopeToun Update (November 2011)

Prescare Compassionate Care


About the Redevelopment Proposal


PresCare is in the early stages of a proposed redevelopment of Hopetoun in Corinda.


The redevelopment of Hopetoun has been under discussion for some years as part of our ongoing commitment to offering a high level of care and service.


It is still very early days but we wanted you to be aware of our prposal and to provide you with contact details should you have any questions.


Why has PresCare made this decision?


Hopetoun's current facility dates back to the early 1950s and we have now reached the point where we have renovated as much as we can - doing nothing is not an option.


The proposed redevelopment is based on an innovative model enabling residents to receive essential care in their own independent living accommodation rather than relocating to a residential aged care facility.


This flexible approach is in line with the Government's national initiative of enabling people to remain independent in their own homes, for as long as possible.


Details of the Proposed Redevelopment


The proposal outlines a four stage project to be completed over nine years, which in the long term will enable PresCare to offer better care and quality of accommodation.


The redeveloped Hopetoun will offer access to retirement living, community care and residential aged care suppored by the latest building design and technology, in one location.


Although planning is still underway, the redeveloped Hopetoun is expected to comprise:

  • independent living accommodation
  • a recreational activity centre
  • a wellness centre
  • a care facility


What is the timing around the proposed redevelopment?


It is early days in the process and there are still a number of milestones for the project to proceed in terms of gaining development approval and funding approval.


Like any development of this scale, the undertainty of the Development Application (DA) process and its timing makes it difficult to forecast timelines, however we are committed to communicating with our surrounding community throughout this process.




We recognise you may have questions regarding this proposal, and as soon as further details are available, we will be back in contact.


We have set up an information line and email address to take your comments and answer any immediate questions you have.


Both are staffed from 8:30am - 5pm Monday to Friday


Phone: 07 3223 4498