Warrina Innisfail Board of Directors Chris Kahler turned the first sod yesterday on a new Aged Care development in Innisfail.

Supporting Mr Kahler was Federal Senator Ian MacDonald and Cassowary Coast Regional Council Mayor John Kremastos.

“This is maybe the biggest private project to get underway in Innisfail and the Cassowary Coast region in well over a decade and has been in planning for many years.”

“I am just so excited to see all of our plans becoming a reality,” said Mr Kahler.

A new two storey residential facility providing 64 beds for high care residents will help meet the local demand and, most importantly keep the elderly close to family. A new kitchen and expanded laundry will provide the necessary infrastructure to ensure our residents receive the very best level of care and attention.

Mr Kahler elaborates, “This is going to be a wonderful facility for our community which will be modern and technologically up-to-date for our elderly residents, as well as provide a new and exciting workplace for our staff. The project will establish an additional need for 45+ new staff bringing total employment to around 280 and will provide a big boost to the local economy.”