Interest sought for aged facility

Proposals are being sought from aged care service providers interested in taking over the management and operating rights to the Mid Richmond Residents Village in Coraki.

The aged care facility is situated on Crown land and is managed by Richmond Valley Council as the Coraki Homes for the Aged Reserve Trust.

For the past three and a half years a group of locals known as the Mid Richmond Residents Village Limited has been battling Council and red tape in an attempt to gain aged care provider status so they can run the facility.

NSW Minister for Lands Tony Kelly said the closing date for proposals was December 18.

“Council has sought to investigate options for an alternative service provider for the village after a review of its core programs and services,” Mr Kelly said. “The Land and Property Management Authority [formerly the NSW Department of Lands] is seeking innovative approaches from the non government sector that will deliver quality aged care services that seek to maximise utilisation of the site.

“The successful proponent would operate the facility by way of a lease and all existing bed allocations will remain on site.”

Proposals need to be completed in accordance with documentation available on the LPMA website at www.lpma.nsw.gov.au or by contacting Brad Crispin on 6640 3432.

The closing date for proposals is December 18, 2009.


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