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Large Residential Centres

The NSW Government is replacing outmoded supported disability accommodation models in NSW by closing all large residential centres (LRCs) and building new homes tailored to suit the needs of current residents.

The highest priority is continuity of service for the people with disability who are currently LRC residents.

LRCs are being replaced with new homes that will provide a better quality of life to residents and support them to participate in their community.

The redevelopment process has been underway since 2006 when the NSW Government replaced the Grosvenor, Lachlan and Peat Island Centres with new accommodation at Summer Hill, Norton Road Ryde and Casuarina Grove.

Since late 2013, more than 570 people have moved from large residential centres into 115 contemporary homes in the community.

The government operated centres at Westmead (part of Metro Residences) and Riverside (in Orange) have closed. Projects to redevelop six LRCs operated by non-government organisations at Taree, Kincumber, Windsor, Penrith, Griffith and Dural have also been completed.

Feedback from people with disability who have moved into new accommodation, and their families, has been very positive, despite initial misgivings.

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Hunter Residences

The Hunter Residences redevelopment program supports residents from Stockton, Kanangra and Tomaree centres to move into homes that are tailor made to their specialist needs and located within communities.

Metro Residences

A significant milestone was reached on Monday 20 November 2017 when the last of the residents moved to their new homes, completing the Metro Residences redevelopment project after the Marsden Centre at Westmead closed in May 2016. Read the latest information.


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