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CEACA Units opened in Official Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Published: Wednesday, 29 July 2020 at 12:28:44 PM

The 27 independent living unit Central East Aged Care Alliance (CEACA) development in Merredin was officially opened in a ribbon cutting ceremony at 2pm on Friday, 24 July 2020, at Unit 2 located on Margaret Lane. The ceremony was attended by a number of state politicians, and representatives from the Shire of Merredin and other Local Governments from around the Wheatbelt, as well as CEACA residents and Merredin community members.

The ceremony was opened by Shire President Julie Flockart who welcomed those in attendance before calling upon Marika Hayden to perform the Welcome to Country. Councillor Flockart then thanked Marika for her touching Welcome to Country and introduced the Chair of CEACA, Hon Tuck Waldron, to the podium.

Mr Waldron spoke on behalf of CEACA CEO Nicholas Hopkin, who was unable to attend the ceremony and acknowledged the success of the project and the quality of the unit development. He then welcomed the Minister for Regional Development, Hon Alannah MacTiernan MLC who gave a speech and performed the cutting of the ribbon. Honoured guests, residents, and elected members gathered in front of the CEACA unit and posed for a group photo before being invited inside for afternoon tea.

The Merredin CEACA units were completed in 2019 as part of the CEACA Senior Housing Project which has seen the construction of 71 independent living units over 11 Wheatbelt Shires. The units are located at the old North Merredin Primary School precinct adjacent to the Merredin Regional Library.

The completion of this high-quality housing project will assist in enabling many of our towns ageing community members to remain in close proximity to local connections, services and support.

      

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