Does the Government have any plans for the Tomaree Lodge, Stockton Centre
and Kanangra Centre following the transfer of all residents to group homes?
When will Tomaree Lodge be closed?
I am advised:
(1) The Government's first priority is to relocate residents to their
new accommodation in the community.
Once the Department of Family and Community Services (FACS) declare the
sites at Stockton and Tomaree vacant and surplus to its operational needs, they
will be referred to Property NSW to consider the future ownership of these FACS
As the site of Kanangra is owned buy the Ministry for Health, its future use
in the health portfolio will be determined by Health.
(2) The closure of Tomaree Lodge is subject to the delivery of the
Hunter Residences Program by non-government provider, Home4Life, and the
construction of 78 new homes. The homes are scheduled for completion in
2018-19. Residents will transition to their new homes once completed.
and Hunter Residences including Tomaree will close.