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The Sisters ongoing commitment to provide a peaceful and friendly environment is about to become even more attractive with the launch of a new stage of retirement units.

A "ground breaking" ceremony for the start of work on the site of a new multi-stage development was held on 19 September 2010.

Development is now well underway to expand the retirement community, with the first stage of construction already in progress. This will initially comprise of an upgrade to the community centre and 12 additional retirement units with further stages planned.

These will be architecturally designed, generous in size and have two or three bedrooms and garage

The Sisters are looking forward to the opportunity to offer additional modern and comfortable living to retirees with the added peace of mind of an aged care facility on site.

Photo: (from left) John Mickel, Sr Teresa Lau and Bishop John Gerry (19/09/2010)



The brand new retirement units compliment the already beautifully established independent living units nestled amidst landscaped gardens and a backdrop of natural bush land.

Stage one of the multi stage development within the existing retirement community is complete with brand new architecturally designed 2 & 3 bedroom independent living units available with spacious living area, modern kitchen, ensuite and separate bathroom, laundry and built in garage.

The introduction of 3 bedroom units into the master plan for the new developments was decided after market research acknowledged the need for retirees to have extra room to be able to maintain their interests such as computers, sewing or just more room for family & friends to visit.

The new units offer affordable and convenient living for retirees with on site facilities including a Chapel with daily Mass, newly appointed community centre, hairdressing salon, visiting doctors, podiatrist, remedial masseuse, weekly shopping trip, outings, overnight security and more..

Residents living at St Paul de Chartres feel very fortunate that they have found a place of peace and beauty, without the worry of maintaining a large home and garden. A 24 hour emergency call system installed in each unit and the on-site aged care facility add to residents’ peace of mind knowing assistance is not far away.

Director Sr. Teresa Lau said “The Sisters are pleased to be able to offer additional 2 and 3 bedroom units to residents in the community looking for a special place to be able to maintain their independence whilst feeling safe and secure”.

Enquiries or appointments to view the new independent living units can be made by contacting Retirement Unit manager Libby Calaby on 07 3800-7188. lcalaby@spcagedcare.org.au