Mr ALISTER HENSKENS (Ku-ring-gai) — I recently attended the official Groundbreaking Ceremony for the new retirement development, Kokoda Residences located in Waitara.
The $90m project was funded by Vasey Communities, a not-for-profit organisation originally established to build affordable accommodation for war widows. I was joined by The Honourable Margaret Beazley AO, QC, Governor of NSW, Vasey Communities CEO, Graham Hooper and their Chairman, Kate Graham, Hornsby Shire Council Mayor, The Honourable Philip Ruddock and distinguished guests. The site is located near several convenient amenities, including the Hornsby Ku-ring-gai PCYC, shops, and health clubs and is only a short walk to Waitara Station.
This project is essential for our local area, meeting the needs of our growing senior community. Kokoda residents will have their own exclusive facilities to socialise and enjoy, including an array of lifestyle features such as central gardens, a bar, lounge, library and gym. With construction due to commence this month, I look forward to seeing how the site develops and how Kokoda will offer a welcome housing option for seniors in our area.