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Orana Gardens Ltd

(02) 6841 4155

History

Orana Gardens Ltd was established in 1989 as a charitable, not-for-profit organisation with a vision of providing full, high quality, aged care services for the Dubbo and surrounding communities.

Our vision has been realised and our evolution continues. We provide a suite of high quality aged care options which we are constantly upgrading and expanding.

Our achievements
This brief timeline illustrates our constant endeavours to expand and upgrade our aged care options to keep up with constantly increasing demand. It also shows our continual evolution over the last few decades.

1989
The Dubbo RSL Aged Care Association founded by Mr John Whittle, Mr Lawrie Colahan and Mr Vern Traegar.
Members of the Dubbo RSL Sub-Branch and the Dubbo RSL Memorial Club jointly fund stage 1 of the Orana Gardens Retirement Village (12 units) and Roundhouse.

1990

Stages 2 and 3 (23 units) of the retirement village constructed.

1991

Stage 4 (13 units) of retirement village constructed. See the local advertising and news articles here

1993

Orana Gardens Lodge (40 bed hostel) and non-denominational chapel (funded by the RSL Sub Branch) constructed and opened by NSW Governor Rear Admiral Peter Sinclair. See the ceremony program here

1994
Stage 5 (21 units) of retirement village constructed.

1997

Bellhaven Aged Care Facility in Wellington, NSW purchased (46 high care beds).
Chief Executive Officer appointed and Association reconstituted as a company limited by guarantee.

1998

Stages 6 and 7 (19 units) of retirement village constructed.

1999

Orana Gardens Special Care (dementia specific, 20 beds) and Orana Gardens Country Club built.
Stage 8 of retirement village (9 units) constructed.

2000

A further 8 units of stage 8 retirement village constructed.

2001

A 22 seater modified bus purchased with grant assistance from the Department of Veteran’s Affairs and the Dubbo RSL Memorial Club.
Dubbo RSL Aged Care Association Ltd become the new managers and approved providers of Kooringle Nursing Home in Tullamore. The Commonwealth Government authorises the transfer of the existing 21 (high care) bed licences to Dubbo.

2002
Stage 9 (30 units) of retirement village constructed.

2005

Opening of John Whittle House with 64 high care beds.

2008
Commencement of refurbishment at Bellhaven Aged Care Facility in Wellington.

2009
Completion of Country Club extensions.
Purchase and refurbishment of vacant child care centre in Goode Street in order to be able to offer child care services to staff, kindred organisations and the local community.

2010
Orana Gardens Child Care Centre opens with a licence for 40 children.

2011
Solar panels installed on all 148 Retirement Village units.
Purchase of two duplexes in Dubbo for investment purposes.

2014

Dubbo RSL Aged Care Association Ltd successful in applying to become a home care provider.

2015

Orana Gardens Child Care Centre sold to Oxanda Education.

2017

Full refurbishment of all Aged Care rooms, interior painting, landscaping commenced.

Dubbo RSL Aged Care Association Ltd registered name changed to Orana Gardens Ltd.

Orana Gardens Retirement Village changed to Orana Gardens Estate