Tenders assessed for Kolora construction

LONG TIME COMING: Planning restarts for development of Kolora.

LONG TIME COMING: Planning restarts for development of Kolora.

OVER three years after the first tenders were obtained, planning for the development of Guyra’s new Kolora aged care facility are back in motion.

The Joint Regional Planning Panel approved construction to the former Guyra Shire Council in 2013 with the multi-million dollar development set to comprise a 32 bed aged care facility.

Armidale Regional Council Administrator, Dr Ian Tiley said the construction plans are currently being reviewed again.

“There are six tenders and those tenders are currently being assessed.

“I believe the tenders will come before the Council in October this year.”

Plans were put to a stand still when Council received strong legal advice to devise a new tender process for the construction works after changes were made to the project’s design. 

Kolora manager, Jan Brazel said the facility does not have the capacity to provide for an aging population.

“We’ve outgrown this facility to cope with demand.”

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