Ministers for the Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities The Hon Michael McCormack MP Deputy Prime MinisterMinister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Senator the Hon Bridget McKenzie Minister for Regional ServicesMinister for SportMinister for Local Government and Decentralisation The Hon Alan Tudge MP Minister for Cities, Urban Infrastructure and Population The Hon Sussan Ley MP Assistant Minister for Regional Development and Territories The Hon Andrew Gee MP Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister The Hon Andrew Broad MP Former Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister The Hon Scott Buchholz MP Assistant Minister for Roads and Transport The Hon Barnaby Joyce MPFormer Deputy Prime MinisterFormer Minister for Infrastructure and Transport The Hon Dr John McVeigh MPFormer Minister for Regional Development, Territories and Local Government The Hon Keith Pitt MPFormer Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister The Hon Damian Drum MPFormer Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister Senator the Hon Fiona Nash Former Minister for Regional DevelopmentFormer Minister for Local Government and Territories The Hon Darren Chester MP Former Minister for Infrastructure and TransportFormer A/g Minister for Regional DevelopmentFormer A/g Minister for Local Government and Territories The Hon Warren Truss MP Former Deputy Prime Minister Former Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development The Hon Paul Fletcher MP Former Minister for Urban Infrastructure and Cities The Hon Jamie Briggs MP Former Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development

New gym and physio services for Norlane seniors

Media Release


01 November 2017

Joint release with:

Sarah Henderson

Federal Member for Corangamite

Ray Bongiorno

General Manager of Property

  • Works have begun on the Norlane aged care facilities and community hub
  • Facilities include specialised physiotherapy services and gymnasium
  • The Coalition Government is investing $7.25 million into the project

Geelong's senior citizens will soon have better access to dedicated aged care and exercise facilities with construction beginning today on a new residential community hub.

Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester said the hub would provide specialised physiotherapy services with a new gymnasium, consulting suites for allied health and a new café.

“Meeting the needs of an ageing population is a national challenge, and investments like this encourage people to stay in or move to communities like Norlane,” Mr Chester said.

Federal Member for Corangamite Sarah Henderson said that the Baptcare Norlane Integrated Community Project has already provided the community with the affordable housing component earlier this year.

“The hub builds on the accommodation support delivered through the Coalition Government's National Stronger Regions Fund in 2015, and it's great to see the first sod turned today as we head towards a facility opening in late 2018,” Ms Henderson said.

Baptcare General Manager of Property Ray Bongiorno said this development means delivering much needed quality aged care and community services to the Norlane area focusing on those people most in need.

“We are delighted to deliver a community that will change people's lives, and give residents—regardless of their background, means or social circumstances—greater fullness of life. When complete, Norlane will be a truly integrated community where people in private affordable homes live alongside ageing residents all whilst connecting to the local community,” Mr Bongiorno said.

“Baptcare is excited to become part of the Norlane community, to evoke community spirit, encourage community engagement and help create positive memories for all who reside here.”

This project was jointly funded by The Australian Government ($7,250,000) and Baptcare Ltd ($36,259,000).

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