Blue Haven Illawarra | A message from our COO
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A message from our COO

I’d like to take this opportunity to thank residents, staff and clients for your continued support. The last few months have been a busy time at Blue Haven and your patience during this transitional period is very much appreciated.

As part of our expanded efforts to guide and support the operations of Blue Haven, Rachel Hall (formerly Quality and Compliance) will broaden her Quality and Compliance position to Manager – Aged Care Operations for a 12-month period.

Additionally, it is with great pleasure that we welcome Jodie Hopkins to Blue Haven. Jodie is acting in the role of Manager – Retirement Villages and overseeing both the Terralong and Bonaira Villages and replaces Steve Dawson on a 12 month contract while he takes long service leave. Please give Jodie a warm welcome as she settles into the role. Jodie is located in the Admin Office at Terralong and can be contacted at

We are also pleased to announce that we have extended Barroul House café’s opening hours from 8:00am – 2:30pm Monday to Friday. We are now serving hot meals until 2:00pm. Come in and enjoy a bite to eat and a warm cup of coffee.

The sell/ lease/ keep review by Paul Sadler Consultancy was presented to Council on 31 January and then formally reported to Council on 28 February. Council determined to continue with its decision to divest Bonaira services and site (subject to the reclassification of the land) but to retain Terralong, while seeking a dilapidation/ asset report of the buildings at Terralong given some of them date back to 1980.

The reclassification process for the land on which Bonaira is located is progressing. Following that, we expect the Expression of Interest and tender process to commence in May (subject to the reclassification). Council has appointed StewartBrown Advisory as the consultants coordinating the tender and divestment process on behalf of Kiama Council, due to their strong reputation in the aged care and retirement village industry and Federal Government. The sale timeline is estimated to take 6-7 months and should wrap up towards the end of the year. We want to assure you that the aged care (residential and in home) and retirement village services will continue with a new provider and will remain a loved and valued service in the community.

Please email us at or phone (02) 4203 4055 if you have any queries.



Joe Gaudiosi



28th Mar 2023



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