Renewal of the Repat
World-class mix used health and wellbeing precinct.
The Repat site holds an important place in the hearts of South Australians and ACH Group wants to ensure the renewal of this important site is undertaken in a way that best meets the current and future needs of many – residents, workers, students, Veterans, visitors and also the local community. As a well-established not-for-profit provider of aged care and health services, we have always acted in good faith in anticipation of a positive outcome.
To this end, we have undertaken extensive community engagement with a range of stakeholders including Veterans and the general public. We are also undertaking ongoing discussions with specialist service providers to explore options to partner in the on-site delivery of services.
The valued feedback and discussions were all taken into account in the masterplan for the site which was submitted to SA Health in late 2017. The then Labor government extended the conditions satisfaction date until April 30 2018.
With the Marshall Liberal team gaining Government, ACH Group looks forward to early engagement with the appointed Health Minister, to fully understand the Government’s plan and how ACH Group can assist to realise this plan.
Images: Artists’ impression of possible future use of the Repatriation General Hospital site.
What people are saying about renewal of The Repat
“The Repatriation General Hospital at Daw Park has formed an integral part of the history of South Australia since it opened in 1942. South Australia’s Veterans’ Advisory Council, on behalf of the veteran community, is delighted that ACH Group have undertaken to preserve and respect the history of the site through retaining important facilities such as the Chapel, SPF Hall and the Peace Garden and that commemorative services will continue to be held at the site in coordination with Veterans SA and the ex-service community.” Brigadier Laurie Lewis (Retd), Veterans Advisory Council Acting Chairman
“As a leading national university in the field of health education and research, we welcome the central themes at the heart of ACH Group’s vision for the precinct at Daw Park and the opportunities for South Australians of all ages.” Professor Colin Stirling, Flinders University Vice-Chancellor
“Adelaide has a pressing need for innovative, affordable housing solutions for older residents. The developments proposed by ACH Group offer the opportunity to establish residences that contribute to the health, wellbeing and social connectedness of older Australians, while contributing to a renewed community. The opportunity to build housing that is integrated with services and leading-edge approaches to supporting older Australians is welcome and should provide a model for other parts of the State.” Andrew Beer, Dean of Research and Innovation, University of South Australia