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Inside the Apartments

Independent living Apartments tailored to suit your needs.

Welcome to Fairway Rise Lifestyle Village, designed for people who want the maximum out of life with the minimum of worries. With minimal house maintenance or garden chores demanding your time, and with a range of tailored made care packages available when and if you need them, you will soon discover you are free to do the things you really enjoy at Fairway Rise, where the living’s easy.
The apartments offer secure undercover parking, level entry, spacious bedroom with built in robes, modern easy care bathroom. The kitchen offers modern stainless steel appliances and breakfast bar. The Dining and living room is open plan and very spacious with a sliding door to a private balcony offering water views of the Derwent river across to the city of Hobart.

Tailored services just for you.

We offer a range of specialised and tailored care services that can be accessed 24 hours a day, 7days a week – services like housekeeping, meals and personal assistance just to name a few, whenever you choose. All services are optional, flexible and tailored to suit your own particular needs, very easy to access and
available as required. This flexible and practical approach to independence and care allows you the freedom to enjoy the independence of living in your own apartment while knowing there is a team of trained and caring staff on hand if and when you need them.

Clarence Business Excellence Awards 2014

SCC/Fairway Rise won the prestigious Chairmans award for the 2014 Annual City of Clarence Business Excellence Awards. Presented by the chairman of Business East John Beattie.

The Clubhouse News – Winter 2014

Residents are well into the swing of utilising the Clubhouse on a regular basis for a variety of activities and entertainment. Crafts and games have become increasingly popular among our residents with regular sessions held each week. These sessions provide a great opportunity not only for indulging in enjoyable and creative pursuits but also for our residents to get to know one another.

The craft group, as seen here, are currently knitting a selection of beautiful blankets for use in the Residential Aged Care Facility. Other crafts enjoyed by the residents include beading, card making and scrapbooking. Our residents are also enjoying participating in games, some of which include mahjong and canasta.

New residents Brian and Cynthia Hall have been patiently waiting for construction to be completed and have eagerly watched their villa through the construction phase. They are very excited to be the first residents to move into their new villa at 1 Barney Court. The occupation of the 6 villas in Barney Court brings the Fairway Rise population to over 100 residents.

Aged Care Facility Update

In the past decade, Southern Cross Care (Tas.) Inc. has experienced enormous growth in Tasmania, with the construction of new retirement villages at Glenara Lakes in Launceston, Saint Canice in Sandy Bay and now the new retirement village known as Fairway Rise on the Eastern Shore of Hobart. CEO Richard Sadek says the capital cost on these and other growth projects will be in the order of $160 million.

“The Fairway Rise Village development represents the largest and most exciting capital development project that Southern Cross Care has ever undertaken,” he says. “There’s also been considerable growth through increasing community aged care services in Hobart, Ainslie Low Head, Devonport, Somerset and on King Island.”

Photographs taken 21/05/2014 by Nick Rainbird
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The aged care facility at Fairway Rise approaches estimated completion by the end of 2014.

The Clubhouse News – Autumn 2014

David Johnstone from the Tasmanian Wine Centre visited Fairway Rise and met with some of the new residents to introduce the benefits of the Wine Club that is promoted by Under The Stars magazine. He is pictured here with residents Tony and Bev Palmer, along with Carol Joseph, the Village and Sales Co-ordinator, donating some of their premium wines for the residents to sample.

Social outings are now a regular highlight of the Fairway Rise calendar. Pictured here are a group of residents who enjoyed a New Year excursion to the Lucaston Orchard where they stocked up on a selection of summer berries. The residents regularly plan trips to places such as Mount Field National Park, Begonia Gardens in Cambridge and the Wicked Cheese factory in Richmond and have enjoyed the benefits of these social outings especially those who no longer drive. There are always many laughs to be had and fun stories to be heard upon their return.

The Clubhouse News – Christmas 2013

Southern Cross Care’s largest building project, Fairway Rise Lifestyle Village on Hobart’s eastern shore is really starting to take shape.

Village & Sales Coordinator, Carol Joseph has provided a progress report on the $52Million dollar project. “This is by far the largest development on the Eastern Shore with upwards of 200 workers on site between construction companies, Wilson Homes and Fairbrothers.”

“Approximately 90% of all civil works are now complete. All 29 Independent living units in Stage 2 have been sold and occupied. In Release No 3 involving 30 independent units, all handover dates are on schedule with a further 7 villas handed over, fully landscaped and occupied, while the remaining 23 villas are fully occupied.” “Wilson Homes have commenced work on a further 23 units due for completion by April next year and contracts are being negotiated on all 23.”

“The centrepiece of the Fairway Rise project is the construction of a 90 bed Residential Aged Care Facility that includes 22 self-care apartments. Works started in May this year and the building is due for completion by November next year.”

Carol says she has been overwhelmed with the response from people interested in the project. “In fact, we have had more than 400 registrations of interest.”

Written by Carol Joseph

The Clubhouse News – Spring 2013

With the recently finished putting green, Fairway Rise residents have been taking every opportunity to brush up on their golfing skills. The keen players have also started a regular putting competition. However the big news is the official opening of The Clubhouse to recognise the golfing heritage of the site.

In late August, Chairman Ray Groom AO welcomed guests and all 43 current residents of the retirement village. However the complex will be a great deal larger, works are underway now on the third stage together with a modern $20M aged care facility.

The massive project is now a $52M development on the former Rosny Golf Club site.

SCC Chairman Ray Groom addressed the residents and guests at the opening of The Clubhouse, followed by the official unveiling with the Chairman Ray Groom and the Village Coordinator Carol Joseph.

Two paintings have been presented to the residents to be hung in The Clubhouse. Nina Lawler from Saint Canice painted her version of the former site of the old Rosny Golf Course. Saint Canice resident, artist Roz Kirkcaldie completed a painting of Fairway Rise Village taking shape.

Once the formalities were over, the guests then moved outside onto the balcony to watch competitors in their first official competition. The group included golfing legend Peter Toogood M.B.E. O.A. in blue cap, Ray Groom, with residents Shirley Whitford, Isobel Winter and Otto Kreune.

Inside the Bowditch

Photography by Ella Anderson
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Opening Day

Photographs taken 01/12/2012
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News Article

WIN TV and Southern Cross TV coverage from Fairway Rise Lifestyle Village launch event on 27/06/2012.

WIN Nightly News

Used with permission from the broadcaster

Southern Cross Nightly News

Used with permission from the broadcaster