- The South-West WA Facility will include a 80-bed residential care facility with 21 2x2 independent living apartments
- Close proximity to the beach and Dunsborough’s Town Centre
- Designed in consultation with dementia design experts
- Will employ 60 full timers once opened, 530 during construction
Capecare, which was established more than half a century ago, is a not-for-profit and independent community organisation that has built the facility close to the beach, town centre, post office and country club.
The integrated care facility is the first of its kind in the town.
The facility includes 21 independent living apartments and a 80-bed residential care units alongside features such as a shared Sky garden rooftop living space, café, landscaped hardens a new premise for Dunsborough Country Women’s Association (CWA).
The project received funding from the Australian Government’s Building Better Regions fund and the Regional Aged Care Accommodation program funded by the State Government.
Gary Batt and Associates Architects have designed the facility with de Fiddes Design – who specialise in designs for residents with dementia – and is being built by Perkin Builders.
Once opened the facility will employ 60 full time workers and is estimated that 530 will be directly employed during the construction phase.
Renowned Western Australia visual artist Kyle Hughes-Odgers has added creative colour on two of the three exterior wall murals.
I’ve referenced the colours of small coastal plants and rocks, but presenting it in a more modern way,” Kyle said.
“The front wall will be the hero work and will be a lot more detailed. It will include images of vegetation, birds and fish,”
“I’ve really enjoyed working on this project as the brief wasn’t too prescriptive and left it open for my interpretation. It’s the way I most like to work”.
Elizabeth Hogarth, Capecare CEO, is delighted with Kyle’s work.
“As an organisation committed to multigenerational engagement and inclusivity at our facilities, we felt that artwork being incorporated into the project offered an opportunity to lighten the spirit of people living at Capecare Dunsborough, as well as those entering and visiting,” she said.
“At Capecare we understand that human interactions are vital to the wellbeing of our clients and we want to encourage positive interactions and conversations. We see the work being created by Kyle as an opportunity to create conversation.”