Welcome to Brightwater's new Huntington's disease development in 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 on Erade Drive in Piara Waters.

Please check back regularly as we will update this page regularly with the latest schedule and news. If you have any questions about the project please don't hesitate to email [email protected] 

About the project

This new world class campus, is being purpose-built to the highest standards, to support people with Huntington’s disease and provide accommodation for 21 clients over 7 homes. Each home will be certified as a Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) designed for people with extreme functional impairment or very high needs. The residential campus will include 21 bedrooms and ensuites over seven houses with specialist assistive equipment and leading edge technology. Importantly, it will also include a sensory garden with zones for living, relaxing, engaging and socialising.

Please note images are artist's impressions only.

Latest updates

1 February 2023: Construction commencing soon

We are excited that construction is soon to commence on this exciting new build. The build is anticipated to be complete by the end of 2023 with residents moving in in early 2024.

We are hosting a drop-in session for the local community on Wednesday 22 February from 330pm - 5pm. Come along and chat with the project team and find out more about the project. RSVP your attendance to [email protected] 

 

About Huntington's disease

Huntington’s Disease is an inherited disease affecting areas in the brain which control, movement, thinking and emotion. It has a slow progression, and symptoms gradually worsen over time. While there is no cure for Huntington's disease at this time there are medications and therapies that may alleviate some of the more common symptoms of the disease.

The impact on a family of even one person with Huntington’s is significant, and more commonly, there are a few people across generations who inherit the gene. For this reason, the Huntington’s campus is not only about the people who we provide direct care for, but also their immediate and extended families.

For more information about Huntington's disease visit the Huntington's Western Australia website. 

Project Milestones

  • October 2021 - December 2022

    From October 2021, we set about engaging closely with our clients, families, key stakeholders, staff and members of the wider Huntington's disease community to be really clear on what these new homes should look like, feel like and include. This process was a great opportunity for our community to inform this exciting new project. 

  • February 2023

    Contract signed and project mobilisation.

  • March 2023

    Slabs down.

  • June 2023

    Frames up.

  • August 2023

    Lock up.

  • September 2023

    Landscaping commences.

  • October 2023

    Throughout October and November we will fix any defects to get the homes ready. 

  • December 2023

    Practical completion (houses and landscaping). 

  • January 2024

    Our existing residents from Ellison and Kailis House will move in!

  • February 2024

    New residents move in. 

Community News

We are so excited to be part of the local community and there are lots of great things happening in the area which our residents, their families and our staff will be able to enjoy when we move in.

New $10.2 million shopping centre being built next door: Plans have been approved for a supermarket, retail shops, a gym, liquor stores, four fast food outlets, a BP service station and a large child care centre. Construction is currently underway. 

CY O'Connor Village Pub re-opening soon: We are looking forward to the CYO O'Connor Village pub re-opening in the coming weeks.