Mount Barker’s future is on the rise

Mount Barker’s future is on the rise

A gym and community centre are just some of the benefits on offer to residents of Southern Cross Care’s new $70 million retirement living development in Mount Barker.

This 10-year program which started with Oakfield Lodge Residential Care Centre completed in 2016 and now the commencement of 180 villas constructed in multiple stages, with stage one consisting of 22 villas, now selling.

The development will support approximately 140 construction jobs per stage in a big boost to the local economy. The construction of a public walking and bike path from Hawthorn Road to Dumas Street will also draw more people to the heart of Mount Barker.

Southern Cross Care Chief Executive Officer, David Moran, said, “…it’s a privilege to be part of another milestone for the Mount Barker community.” “This retirement estate will offer retirees an opportunity to rise every day surrounded by style and harmony, with a tranquil countryside outlook and with every local amenity at their doorstep,” Mr Moran continued.

“Our integrated Health & Wellness Services approach and on site amenities will allow residents to enjoy a better quality of life across four key areas of wellbeing – Physical Health, Social Relationships, Psychological Health and the Environment.”

“Southern Cross Care is also glad to inject a significant investment which supports jobs in Mount Barker.” Oakfield Rise will be co-located with Southern Cross Care’s Oakfield Lodge Residential Care Centre which won the 2016 National Master Builders Association Construction Industry Award; National Lifestyle Housing for Seniors Living Award – Aged Care Facilities and 2016 Master Builders Association SA Chapter; Building Excellence Award for Best Commercial Building.