Welcome to our new Huntington's disease village at Piara Waters.
Brightwater Care Group has a long history of supporting people, and their families, with Huntington's disease and we are building a purpose-built home for the people we care for in the southern suburb of Piara Waters.
This page is designed to provide regular updates and links to resources for our clients, future clients, families, friends and other key stakeholders throughout the development and build of this exciting new project. If you have any questions about the project, please don't hesitate to email [email protected]
About the project
Brightwater Care Group provides support for people living with Huntington’s disease at Kailis House in Belmont for people in early stages of the disease and Ellison House in Carlisle for people in later stages of the disease.
Whilst these supported independent living sites have been wonderful in many ways for the clients and their families who have called them their home, we know there is great interest in advancing the opportunity to create a new home that is purpose-built to support people with Huntington’s disease.
We are currently out to tender on this exciting new project.
*Note, images are impressions only.
18 July 2022: Last week Brightwater went to tender for the construction of the Huntington’s Disease Campus. The tender period will run for about 5 weeks and will close mid-August, subject to any extensions we may offer the builders. The tender documentation process took much longer that we had planned due to some challenges with Covid-19 and specifying materials that would be available in this challenging construction and procurement market.
In late August we hope to be able to provide an update on next steps.
14 April 2022: Development Approval granted for our new Huntington’s Disease Village
We are excited to announce that the City of Armadale provided development approval for the project last month.
Settlement on the land took place on the 8th April, so we also now officially own the land!
Over the last month the project team has refined the external and internal living environment plans.
The homes will feel like they are located within a parkland setting. Seven “environments” unique to each house will be created: Succulent, shade, modern native, bushland, hills, cottage and coastal.
Each environment will be replicated inside each house, where we will use colour to reflect the external environment – ranging from neutral blues, greens, and an array of warm sandy coloured wall finishes. Timber like finishes will compliment the internal colour scheme.
Large openings to the outdoors will be a key feature in each house – with open living areas moving seamlessly to the outside garden and seating areas – with sheltered shading structures using patterns that reflect each environment.
We are now working on plans for an official ‘sod turn’ event for our Huntington’s Disease community, likely to be mid-year. We will keep you updated and hope you can join us as we celebrate the next steps in this exciting project.
11 February 2022 - In-Person Consultation Session now cancelled. Please see an invitation for input via one-to one phone calls. Click here to read more.
1 February 2022 - Reminder, interested families and stakeholders are invited to our second information and consultation session.
Click here to read more.
12th January 2022 - Brightwater Care Group’s proposed home for people with Huntington’s Disease moves to Development Application Approval
We have now moved to the next stage and Brightwater Care Group has lodged an application for Development Approval with the City of Armadale. You can read more in our latest email update here.
We will also be running more community information and consultation sessions this year. On Thursday 17th February we are hosting one for families, residents and members of the Huntington’s disease community. You can register your interest here.
29th November 2021 - General Project Update
Last week the project team met to provide an introductory and informal presentation to the City of Armadale ahead of the formal development approval process. The City of Armadale was very supportive of this project and are excited to explore opportunities with us about connecting our new home to the community.
We are still on track to lodge for formal Development Approval in mid-December, which is expected to take approximately 60-90 days. We are still hoping to settle on the land in March 2022 and the tender for the works and all being well commence construction in mid-2022. We will continue to keep you updated.
27th October 2021 - Information and Consultation Session #1
It was wonderful to host families and friends of Ellison and Kailis House, representatives from Huntington's WA, representatives from the Department of Health and also Brightwater staff to our very first information session on our new Huntington's disease village in Piara Waters.
Click here for a hard copy of the presentation from our Information session.
We would love your feedback on the proposed development. Please login to our Trello board to add yours here.
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If you have any questions please email [email protected]