A new residential care facility has been earmarked for Mareeba.
The development application for a nursing home focussing on providing high care accommodation was approved for the Haren Street site yesterday.
Mareeba Shire Mayor supported the development saying there was a demand for an additional aged care facility in the Shire. “I welcome this development with open arms given Mareeba has an ageing population with limited residential health care residential options close to home,” she said.
“The development will boost the local economy and create job opportunities for nursing staff, cleaners, cooks and other care staff to gain employment when the facility is operating.”
The proposed development will include 120 rooms across five-wings, several communal lounges, activity rooms and dining areas in addition to doctor and nursing facilities, a library, hairdresser, café and chapel, two kitchens, office spaces and meeting rooms.