Catholic Healthcare Officially Commences Work on New Retirement Living Development at McQuoin Park
15 Apr 2019
To mark the occasion, a sod-turning ceremony was held on the grounds. In attendance was Member for Berowra, Mr Julian Leeser; Member for Hornsby, Mr Matt Kean; Fr. Peter Ranson, from the Diocese of Broken Bay; Sisters of Mercy; executives from Catholic Healthcare as well as local dignitaries from Hornsby Shire Council.
A smoking ceremony, an ancient Aboriginal custom to ward off bad spirits, cleanse the site and make way for a brighter future was also performed by Koomurri Incursions.
Catholic Healthcare’s General Manager of Residential Care, Andrew Kinkade said, “As an organisation we continue to grow and expand our services for seniors and the community as the demand for aged care and retirement living increases.”
“We are excited to mark this new development and we look forward to unveiling the finished product next year and welcoming our first residents to their new home.
“We are also extremely grateful to the Sisters of Mercy, who gifted the land to us, so that we can continue to develop sites like this to assist people to live life in all its fullness,” he added.
Stage One once completed will feature 88 apartments, a community centre and a range of other shared lifestyle spaces to help foster a sense of community - a community that Catholic Healthcare is committed to enriching for those who choose to call it home.
The development is due for completion in June 2020. A display suite will be open on-site from mid-June 2019 – so that prospective residents can experience what the finished apartments will look like and view the proposed development to make their selection off the plan.