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    Premier and Minister for the Arts
    The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk

    Construction starts on $1B Aveo Springfield creating over 5000 jobs

    Premier and Minister for the Arts
    The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk

    Friday, April 29, 2016

    Construction starts on $1B Aveo Springfield creating over 5000 jobs

     

    Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk today turned the first sod to mark the start of construction on Aveo Group’s $1 billion retirement village in Springfield

    Located in the 52-hectare $2.65 billion Health City, Aveo Springfield will comprise 2500 retirement villas and offer a comprehensive range of onsite health services and create over 5000 jobs.

    Ms Palaszczuk said the 20-year development would play a critical role in meeting the housing, lifestyle, health and aged-care needs of Springfield’s growing seniors’ community.

    “In 20 years’ time, around 105,000 Queenslanders will call Springfield home, and based on statewide predictions, 20% of them will be over 65 years of age,” she said.

    “Recently my Government ran an extensive survey asking older Queenslanders what they wanted in their retirement years. More than 9000 seniors responded and their views will inform our new Seniors Strategy.

    “Aveo Springfield proposes to be a continuous-care retirement community. It will incorporate independent living, supported living and aged care. Residents can stay in the one place throughout their senior years, no matter how they fare health wise.”

    “This continuity of care is something my Government keenly supports. It is about making life easier and more certain for older Queenslanders and their families – taking the stress out of aging and ensuring the senior years are happy, healthy, active and social years.”

    Aveo Springfield will include a world class wellness centre, complete with a hydrotherapy pool, physiotherapy and allied health centre, a GP clinic and alternative and beauty therapies.

    Around 5400 construction jobs will be created over the life of the project and 580 permanent jobs once complete.

    “This development is the latest in a long and still-growing list of major projects that are laying down essential infrastructure and creating jobs in Springfield,” Ms Palaszczuk said.