ACH moves ahead with world class health care plan for former Repat site
9 June 2017
The ACH group’s world-class health, ageing and Veteran’s precinct will start to take shape later this year as the State Government and ACH Group finalised the contract for the sale of the Repat site.
The Adelaide based not-for-profit organisation will now push forward with its vision to reinvigorate the site into a unique health, education, ageing and Veterans’ precinct.
More than $200 million will be invested into the development, injecting millions into the economy each year and creating around 250 ongoing health and ancillary jobs.
In November 2015, SA Health sought expressions of interest from private sector and not-for-profit organizations’ interested in using the site for rehabilitation, health, education, aged care or community related services.
The ACH Group submission was selected on the recommendation of an expert Evaluation Panel. ACH Group will take ownership of the site later this year.
The proposal enshrines the sites’ important heritage by investing in the Chapel, SPF Hall and Remembrance Gardens.
Minister for Health, Jack Snelling, M.P., said ACH Group will deliver an outstanding and unique precinct that will benefit the community for generations to come.
“I am pleased that the world-class precinct will ensure the vision and spirit of the Repat site will continue and that the local community will have access to services on the site over the coming months.”
ACH Group Chief Executive Officer, Ray Creen said the community will be heavily involved in the future of the site.
“Community consultation will help shape the precinct, which will include residential accommodation, aged care, health, educational, retail and research facilities. ACH Group is proud of its long history of serving Veterans and is continuing to talk with Veterans’ groups and their supporters about our commitment to preserve the spirit of the site and its unique place in the heart of South Australians.”