After extensive delays, it's full steam ahead to build a new aged care home facility for Wagga.
Signature Care CFO Stephen Pollock said earthworks have begun at the Turvey Park site, which used to be home to the Charles Sturt University's south campus.
"We have finished all the tree clearing, and the next stage has begun," he said.
"It will be a sensational home when it is finished and will have 144 spaces catering for low care, high-care and dementia needs.
"We have got to get some tests done, but we are looking to be finished by late 2022."
Signature Care had hoped to have opened the facility by now but have faced multiple delays.
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Mr Pollock said this was down to a few factors, including delays in the development application getting approved.
"It's an essential services building, so that created challenges with flooding and flood levy heights," he said.
"Then with that site has come with a lot of challenges in obtaining environmental and council sign-offs.
"But, the DA has been approved, and we are making headway."
The home will also create about 167 jobs in the region, including nursing through personal care workers, management, chefs, and admin staff.
Mr Pollock said they are likely to begin the first stage of recruitment in mid-2022 and would start taking residency expressions of interest after that.
"It will put a lot of additional money into the local community," he said.
"We chose Wagga because it was identified as an area of high need. We go where the market is."
Mr Pollock said they are aiming to open the facility towards the end of next year. Construction is set to begin in August this year.
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