Aged Care


We understand the range of challenges that Aged Care providers encounter and recognise that different needs require different levels of care.

We focus on understanding problems to establish needs - 2018 Aged Care Capability Statement
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Donald Cant Watts Corke is 100% Australian owned.

Our Aged Care specialists have partnered with industry leaders to deliver outstanding purpose-built facilities which provide accommodation and various other types of support in order to cater for
a range of needs.

Catering for the needs of more than one million Australians, Australia’s aged care sector plays a vital role in providing care, community and support to our ageing population.

As the quality of our lives improves to allow us to live longer and healthier lives, providing appropriate accommodation for ageing Australians is becoming increasingly essential. This is driving substantial increases in demand for residential aged care facilities, integrated care facilities and retirement communities nationwide.

While historically, the provision of aged care services and accommodation has been tightly controlled and heavily regulated by the Australian Government, new legislation introduced in 2016 is helping to drive substantial change toward a market-driven and consumer-centric system of access to aged care services. Where previously supply, distribution and funding of aged care places has been determined through use of population-based service provision target ratios, changes outlined in the Aged Care Sector Committee’s Aged Care Roadmap* will endeavour to deliver a funding model that follows the consumer, leading to more control and more choice for elderly Australians, and less difficulty moving between different models of care as the individual’s need changes.

As deregulation of aged care services increases, in particular residential aged care services, providing premium services beyond basic facilities is expected to become a point of differentiation for many providers and consumers. This, combined with an enhanced ability to offer a broader range of integrated care services is anticipated to drive industry revenue growth and boost profit margins; increasing opportunities for aged care providers across all three sectors (not-for-profit, private and government) to expand service offerings and capabilities. 

These changes, along with the expected rise in demand for residential aged care places for Australians entering the market, will require new and upgraded facilities, investment in infrastructure, and strategic investment in capital works leading to substantial opportunities for growth in the value of asset portfolios held by Australia’s aged care providers.

As a provider of key services in the aged care sector, Donald Cant Watts Corke understands the changing needs of Australian aged care, and the diverse range of opportunities that will exist for providers, operators and developers working to support our ageing population. 
Led by Bill Douglas, our national Aged Care Sector Lead, our team can provide expertise, insight and understanding of the requirements pertinent to aged care infrastructure, construction, capital works and maintenance.

As partners for excellence, drawing on over 50 years of experience in Quantity Surveying, Project Management, Facilities Management and Advisory Services, Donald Cant Watts Corke offers reliability and agility; acting as trusted advisors to enable our clients to meet their demands of the future in this sector.


* Aged Care Sector Committee - Aged Care Roadmap, April 2015:


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