118 new residential aged care places worth $67,200 each annually will be provided in Bonner, Ross Vasta announced today.

The new places at Garden City Retirement Village and Aveo Carindale will provide a welcome boost to aged care services in Bonner and are part of the Morrison Government’s record funding and expansion of aged care.

“The community of Bonner is one of many centres across Australia that will benefit from this record Aged Care Approvals Round (ACAR),” Mr Vasta said.

“Every one of these new places will mean local seniors and their families can have more confidence, knowing they have future care options in locations as close as possible to the places they know and love.”

Overall, the new ACAR allocation represents $907 million in additional annual investment and is Australia’s largest ever allocation of residential aged care places.

It represents an increase of more than 36 per cent on the 9,911 Aged Care Approvals Round (ACAR) places announced in 2016–17.

“Improving and expanding local residential facilities and aged care services is fundamental to keeping our communities strong,” Mr Vasta said.

“Our Government is also supporting older Australians who have complex or diverse needs with specifically allocated places.

Senior people from culturally and linguistically diverse groups, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, veterans and LGBTI seniors will have priority access to almost a quarter of the new aged care places.

“I congratulate the Garden City Retirement Home and Aveo Carindale on securing these new aged care places and I look forward to seeing the benefits of this funding flow to our community.”

The Morrison Government is boosting annual aged care investment by $5 billion over four years.

Details on the 2018–19 Aged Care Approvals Round outcomes, including successful providers, is available on www.agedcare.health.gov.au/funding/aged-care-approvals-round-acar/2018-19-aged-care-approvals-round.