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December 15 2023 Update – Feros Village Byron Bay Statement

Feros Care advised the eight remaining residents and their families at Feros Village Byron Bay today it will hand over its allocation of government funded aged care places to the Department of Health and Aged Care on 29 January 2024.

Concurrently, the Department of Planning and Environment (Crown Lands) is well advanced in selecting a new operator for the site with all applicants confirming they can continue operations from 29 January 2024.

Crown Lands will provide an update next week regarding the new provider. It will include details regarding the future care and services for the eight residents who have refused to leave the facility since the closure announcement was made in February 2023.

Feros Care will continue providing care to the remaining residents until 29 January 2024 when it when will no longer receive government funding for any allocated residential aged care places at the facility.

Feros Care repeatedly asserted to government the reason for the closure is the Byron Bay facility, built as a low care hostel, is unsuitable and unsafe to remain as a government funded residential aged care facility in its current form and needed to close for appropriate redevelopment.

As a charity Feros Case had committed to helping solve the affordable housing crisis for seniors in the region with a multimillion-dollar investment on the site. The lack of affordable housing for seniors remains a wanted community asset that Byron Bay deserves.

Feros Care continues to invest in aged care in the region, through its Bangalow Residential Aged Care Facility and the organisation’s significant community care program. As a charity Feros Care provides care and services to more than 35,000 people each day and remains to committed to supporting seniors in the region.

Media Contact: Luke Roberts, Cape Public Relations Pty Ltd – 0422855930[email protected]

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