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SECTION: SOCIAL INFRASTRUCTURE

Watpac wins $73m Jewish Care project

WATPAC has won the $73 million contract to build Jewish Care Victoria’s senior living and community precinct in Melbourne.

The 619 St Kilda Road project will cost $85 million and deliver a nine-level building with 156 residential units, health care and medical services, associated retail and commercial areas and basement parking.

Construction will commence on site in the coming weeks, and completion is expected in late 2019.

“We look forward to working with Jewish Care Victoria to deliver a contemporary senior living facility with a strong emphasis on Jewish heritage and culture,” Watpac Construction Victoria state manager, Nick Pavlovic said.

“The development will feature facilities that will accommodate religious services for the residents incorporating a synagogue and communal kosher kitchens with adjacent dining areas,” he added.

Jewish Care President, Mike Debinski said this project would fundamentally change the organisation’s service offering to the Victorian Jewish community.

“This is an exciting time in our 169 year history. In an environment of major change in the aged and community care sectors, we believe this important and innovative undertaking will have a long lasting positive impact on the lives ofour clients and their families,” Debinski said.

Nearby in South Melbourne, Watpac is delivering a new $64 million retirement community in South Melbourne for Australian Unity.

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