Abandoned Clayfield Retirement Home to Transform Into Housing Complex

Clayfield Retirement Home
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Did you know that The Residence, a long-abandoned retirement facility formerly known as the heritage-listed Kilcreggan home in Clayfield, will soon be transformed into a 30-unit housing complex for the public sector?

AA team has been tasked to upgrade the old building for community housing following the purchase of the property for $9.4 million. Significant work has apparently commenced on the house so it will be ready for moving in. The schedule for the completion of the upgrades is yet to be revealed.

The Clayfield retirement home is the heritage-listed property called Kilcreggan along Norman Parade. It used to be the residence of prominent people in Brisbane, such as John Leahy M.L.A. of the Queensland Meat Export Agency Co, Dr James McEneroe, Frank McDonnell of the McDonnell and East retail store.

“This complex will provide safe, secure and affordable housing for older adults, possibly including those who may be downsizing from larger social homes,” Housing Minister Leeanne Enoch said following the announcement of the public housing for tenancy-ready older adults or families who are looking to downsize.

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“The character-filled property is close to public transport and shops and offers ample communal space, outdoor BBQ area with onsite parking.

“Further scoping work will be done to determine the final layout, while maintaining the property’s heritage and character.”

“We will support the tenants as they transition to their new homes and will consider on-site supports as part of our service delivery model,” she said.

“Our holistic approach means we are not just providing housing assistance, but also connecting people to supports from a range of government and non-government agencies that are specific to their individual needs.

These new social homes are just part of the record $3.9 billion investment in social and affordable housing by our government, helping us house more vulnerable Queenslanders sooner.”