Stretching five stories high and located in the heart of the Sunshine Coast health precinct, Vitality Village is truly taking shape and on track to open this June with almost 70 per cent of the building now leased or under offer.
Vitality Village will take a collaborative approach to tackle some of the nation’s major health challenges including isolation, loneliness and mental health. The groundbreaking $25 million project at Birtinya is being led by Be (formerly ComLink), which has contributed start-up funding and will relocate staff from their current Innovation Parkway headquarters to the building.
Be CEO Feda Adra said Vitality Village was taking great shape and tenants were keen to be part of something big.
“We’re really pleased to welcome new tenants on board and we also have some exciting projects in store to help us change the face of health and wellbeing on the Sunshine Coast,” she said.
“We can’t wait for Vitality Village to open in June and bring together some of the finest professionals in the country to collaborate, innovate and positively change lives.”
Ms Adra said 2021 would be an important year as the community emerged from a difficult time because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“The type of issues the Village will tackle like isolation, loneliness, mental health and ageing well have never been more important,” she said.
Vitality Village tenant Character Care provides clients, including schools and young people, with support to foster character development and personal development.
Director Damon Joseph said Vitality Village was a great project to be part of at the start of its journey.
“Character Care is excited about quality outreach into the community. Vitality Village affords a collaborative network of allied health and industry professionals to encompass the best possible offering for our clients,” Mr Joseph said.
“Together we can do more. Character Care understands that the Village presents greater opportunities for quality allied health offerings to the community when we come together.
“Vitality Village is a place in which Character Care and our clients can get the best level of care and support.”
121 Care is the Sunshine Coast’s first disability support services organisation with over 25 years experience. 121 Care are a non-profit organisation facilitating clients to live empowered, independent lives.
General Manager of 121 Care Kym Chomley says the disability services organisation can’t wait to be part of Vitality Village.
“We see this as changing the community to make it a holistic effort, where we care for everyone and support everyone by bringing together a diverse range of services to one spot as well as research and innovation.
This is an exciting development for the Sunshine Coast and a collaboration we are keen to be part of.”