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Refurbishment and bushfire protection of aged care

The proportion of aged people on Minjerribah (North Stradbroke Island) is notably higher than the Queensland average, and research indicates there is a significant undersupply of aged care places on the island.

Project overview

The Nareeba Moopi Moopi Pa Aged Care Hostel (Moopi) located at Gumpi (Dunwich) is the only registered aged care facility on Minjerribah. The hostel is owned and operated by the North Stradbroke Island Aboriginal and Islander Housing Co-operative Society Ltd (NSI Housing Co-op).

As part of the Minjerribah Futures initiative, the Queensland Government has provided funding to support the refurbishment and bushfire protection of the existing 14-bed facility. The Queensland Government’s Department of State Development, Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning is leading this project in partnership with NSI Housing Co-op. Construction is expected to commence in 2021. The Australian Government is also contributing to the refurbishment through Aged Care Approvals Round funding.

The department has also supported NSI Housing Co-op to:

  • develop a concept design for a new standalone 24-bed aged-care facility that will expand the existing aged care capacity to ensure more Indigenous and non-Indigenous people can stay on the island.
  • obtain a Ministerial Infrastructure Designation (1 October 2020) for the expansion.
  • Provision of culturally appropriate aged care facilities.

In the early 1990s, dedicated people in the Minjerribah community came together to establish culturally appropriate aged care on the island. We acknowledge their hard work and this project continues their commitment.

Benefits

  • Established culturally appropriate aged care facilities

Last updated: 04 Dec 2020