Yesterday the Ombudsman tabled a report in Parliament — Investigation into three councils’ outsourcing of parking fine internal reviews. The report makes three recommendations for reform to the State Government and two recommendations for the three councils subject to the review — including Glen Eira City Council.
Last night my colleagues and I resolved to progress the proposed sale of Glen Eira’s residential aged care facilities.
Following a statutory consultation process, we resolved to proceed to an Expression of Interest process for the purpose of identifying suitable purchasers to own and operate Council’s residential aged care portfolio — Rosstown Community, Spurway Community and Warrawee Nursing Home.
Council will only consider specialist residential aged care providers that:
- will honour the current resident agreements
- have proven ability to provide quality aged care with high employee and resident satisfaction levels
- have financial capacity to invest in the facilities.
While the selection process is likely to take several months our focus will remain on the wellbeing of residents, their families and employees and we will ensure they have access to the support they need.
We believe a specialist aged care provider will deliver better long-term outcomes for our current and future residents.
In the event of a sale, current residents will enjoy the same rights, including tenure that they currently enjoy as part of their resident agreement.
Glen Eira is the only council in Victoria that still operates residential aged care, but since the first facilities opened more than 40 years ago, service delivery has become more complex and challenging. This is the right and responsible decision.
We will continue to keep the community updated.
Media Release — Statement from the Mayor