Block 13 Section 49 Deakin

Block 13 Section 49 Deakin

The Proposal

Provectus Care is proposing to build and operate new establishment comprising 12 assisted living units, suites, a 90 bed residential care accommodation and 40 space seniors respite day care on the subject site. The facility will provide a high quality care, and is intended to set a new benchmark in residential aged care for Canberra. The facility will offer residents a comfortable and stimulating environment in a beautiful setting with a wonderful outlook. The project will involve demolition of the Solander Gallery, an existing structure that was constructed in the 1970’s. Provectus Care Deakin aspires to become an important part of the south Canberra community allowing an ageing local population to remain in their local area, and supporting other social and business infrastructure in Deakin.

The Site

Block 13 Section 49 Deakin (subject site) is located on the corner of Hopetoun Circuit, Grey Street and Adelaide Avenue (southbound off-ramp) and has an approximate area of 2,973 square metres.

The Proponent + Project Team

Provectus Care was established by Dr Shane Moran in 2001. Dr Moran and his family have been active in the aged care sector for over 60 years. Provectus Care is currently in a growth phase with centres already established in Melbourne, Sydney and Beijing and ongoing projects in Sydney, the Gold Coast and now proposed for Canberra (Deakin). If you would like to see more about Provectus Care then please visit thier website at:

Provectus secured a 90 bed Commonwealth aged care bed license in 2016 for Belconnen which has now been approved for reallocation to the Deakin site. Provectus has engaged a team of local planning, design and construction professionals with experience in aged care accommodation to complete the project. The team includes (but not limited to) AMC (design), Sellick consultants (traffic and civil engineering) and Purdon Planning (stakeholder consultation & approvals).

Stakeholder Engagement

Provectus is currently consulting widely with relevant stakeholders to get feedback on the design concept. Purdon Planning would like to receive your feedback and encourages you to provide same via the ‘have your say’ button located at the top and bottom of this page.

There will be two public drop-in sessions organised by Purdon Planning that we encourage you attend. A further public meeting is being held by the Deakin Resident’s Association. Dates are as follows:

Purdon Planning drop in sessionsThursday, 10 August 2017 11.00 – 12.00 pm and 5.00 – 7.00 pm

Deakin Resident’s Association meetingWednesday, 16 August 2017 6.30 – 8.30 pm

Project Timing

At this stage the Proponent is intending to lodge a DA with ACTPLA during the 3rd quarter of 2017, with construction to start (subject to approval) in early 2018. It is likely that the project will take 12 to 15 months to complete, with occupation during late 2019.

Project Benefits

The project will bring a number of benefits to Deakin and Canberra including:

  • Increased social infrastructure for the ageing to address growing demands for quality aged care
  • New job opportunities in construction, aged care services and property maintenance and other services
  • New investment in Canberra
  • Support for existing and planned public transport (Woden light rail)
  • Ageing in community
  • Improved public realm
  • New gateway to Deakin

Further Information

The Provectus Team will provide regular project updates as work continues on the proposed development which you will be able to view via this website.

The below Q&A table presents responses to questions raised by the community throughout the consultation process.

If you would like discuss the project further or have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Purdon Planning via the contact form below or email us on