Neil Hanington briefly introduced Guest Speaker Denis Hawkins, CEO of Bushland Health Inc.
Our Speaker for the evening - Denis Hawkins gave an interesting overview of 62 years in the provision of care, which has resulted in six Independent living Villages – Bushland Place, CC Drury – Jacaranda Avenue, Warrana Place, Banyula Village (Old Bar), CC Drury – Jarrah Place, and Parklands; and 3 Aged Care Facilities – Banyula Lodge (Old Bar), Alkira Lodge (including Dementia care) and Karingal Gardens.
Denis spoke about the commitment to quality care, the need for continuous upgrade and adjustment of facilities to meet new needs. He then outlined Bushland’s part in “Figtrees on the Manning” development which will include a retirement complex, retail outlets, a commercial marina and repurposing of heritage dairy farming buildings. The Federal Government will provide $8.5 million towards the construction of new infrastructure such as the upgrade and construction of new roads, culverts, boardwalks, pedestrian and cycle bridge, drainage detention, a river stage and viewing platforms, children's play area and artworks.