Senior Australians across Barker will benefit from the single largest investment in residential aged care infrastructure in Australia’s history.


A total of $150 million in capital grants has been allocated across the country following the conclusion of the competitive 2020 Aged Care Approvals Round (ACAR).


This substantial investment by the Australian Government has funded 72 infrastructure projects nation-wide.


It includes a total of $14,907,600 in capital funding for aged care facilities in Mannum, Tanunda and Freeling to upgrade facilities and an additional 22 aged care places across facilities in Naracoorte, Murray Bridge, Mannum and Freeling.


Member for Barker Tony Pasin said the investment reflects the Morrison Government’s commitment to greater respect, care and dignity for senior Australians no matter where they live.


“Investing in aged care infrastructure means we can improve the quality and safety of residential aged care from the ground up,” Mr Pasin said.


“Safe, secure and comfortable residential care homes, designed around the needs of residents, provide the foundation for our five-pillar, five-year aged care reform plan.”


Mr Pasin said the funding represented more than just bricks and mortar.


“This is about reinforcing the future of care for residents in Barker,” Mr Pasin said.


“It offers peace-of-mind and security not only for local residents already in care but also those who are carefully considering the next phase of their life.”



2020 Aged Care Approvals Round, Barker 


Aminya, Mannum $3,000,000 7
Tanunda Lutheran Homes $642,600  
Wheatfields, Freeling $11,265,000 7
Longridge, Naracoorte   2
Romani, Murray Bridge   6


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