Maroba meeting ‘higher’ needs in Lake Macquarie

Newcastle based aged care service provider, Maroba Caring Communities and  Kingston Building Australia have set their sights high on future living options in Lake Macquarie.

 The two organisations have collaborated to develop a multi-storey residential apartment complex in the heart of Belmont that will help meet the ever increasing needs of people who are transitioning or in retirement.

 The four-storey development is one of the first ‘highrise’ retirement developments in the region and includes 12 modern apartments as well as a large commercial area on the ground floor. It offers one and two bedroom apartments that are large and spacious with generous balconies. Each is appointed with gourmet kitchens and European appliances. Residents will also have access to Maroba’s wellness and support programs. There is secure residential car parking and a large north facing shared outdoor courtyard.

 Maroba CEO, Viv Allanson said that Maroba on Macquarie was the modern approach to retirement living.

“The one and two bedroom apartments have been designed to suit people who are downsizing their current homes to upsize their lifestyle,” she said

 “Maroba on Macquarie will be beautifully appointed by the team at Kingston Building Australia. It is located conveniently to Belmont’s shopping and commercial area. The apartments are priced to be affordable, low maintenance and easy to live in.

“There has been a lot of media attention locally about the growth in aged care developments. An important part of this is about providing the right kind of living options across the region. Belmont is one of lake Macquarie’s most vibrant and growing centres. It is supported by a great deal of lifestyle and health infrastructure that makes it an attractive place to live – particularly for people who are looking for an easier alternative to downsizing their family home.

 “We are excited and humbled to be working with the amazing team at Kingston Building Australia who have created beautiful spaces for our community. We truly believe that Macquarie street will set the bar both figuratively and literally. This is an exciting opportunity for Maroba and for our community,” Ms Allanson said.

 Construction is expected to begin later this year with apartments currently being sold by the Maroba Caring Communities team starting from just over $400,000.


Anglican Care signs contract with Kingston Building for Gloucester nursing home project

Close to four months after the official ground breaking ceremony for Gloucester’s new nursing home, Anglican Care has signed a contract with a builder.

Newcastle contractor, Kingston Building has been awarded the project after Anglican Care opened up the tender progress when getting the green light for the development application from MidCoast Council.

Although the project contractor isn’t a local business, Anglican Care chief executive officer, Colin Osborne said the company’s tender included quotes from Gloucester contractors.

“We made it very clear during the tendering process about local involvement,” Mr Osborne explained. 

“There have also been initial discussions with the high school about student traineeships during the building process.”

Contractors have already been on site, getting the area prepared for construction and Mr Osborne hopes a bulldozer will be soon to follow.

“There’s a fair bit of work to be done to get the site ready for the building,” he said.

As part of the tender process, Kingston Building was required to layout a construction timetable, with Anglican Care expected to meet with the contractors regularly for updates on the project.

“We’ll keep a close eye on the progress,” Mr Osborne said. “I anticipate residents will be moving from the current facility into the new facility by August next year.”

After the building construction is completed, Mr Osborne said it will take four to six weeks to get the building ready for residents. The organisation will need to furnish the building, test all the equipment and have a few dry runs of things like food service to ensure everything is ready to go.


Millfield Public School Anniversary Makeover

The Kingston Building Minor Work Team have produced another successful project in the Hunter Valley. This time being engaged by the Department of Education, to refurbish the historic Millfield Public School.

This project was a challenging, yet rewarding one, which incorporated a termite infestation and strict requirements to meet heritage conditions. However the dedicated team presented an incredible result for the schools’ 150 year celebrations.



Apprentice carpenter Dylan Heaton recognised for top training award


Congratulations to Dylan Heaton, finalist in the NSW/ACT Indigenous Apprentice of the Year 2018.

Dylan has been a dedicated employee who has excelled across various disciplines, not just carpentry, for which he received his apprenticeship. The award was well deserved as he worked hard throughout his apprenticeship and took initiative to become more involved in the industry.

The Apprentice Employment Network NSW & ACT conducts Group Training Awards to recognise outstanding achievement in the vocational education and training sector. The awards reward and honour the achievements of apprentices, trainees, host employers and group training organisations.

Well done, Dylan, on such a great achievement in your vocational education and training. May your dedication and achievements serve you well in the workplace and enable you to continue to prosper.

North Queensland 2018 Builder of the Year (Projects under $5m)

MBQ-AwardMBQ-Award-winnerKingston won the prestigious MBA Award for 2018 Builder of the Year for the Border Security Project undertaken on Thursday Island.

The project involved the modular construction of accommodation for Border Security staff with the modules being constructed in Cairns. These were then barged up to Thursday Island where they were installed in record time.


Fill a Truck for Farmers

What started as just one truck from Lake Macquarie, evolved into an amazing story of support from all across New South Wales. Hundreds of people were present at Speers Point Park, Saturday 11th August, where there was no shortage of generosity for the donation drive. The Kingston Building team were proud to be a part of this campaign, helping to assist the drought stricken farmers in Rural NSW.

Kingston’s truck and utes arrived packed to the brim with animal feed and supplies, which were loaded straight onto the first truck heading to Coonabarabran. Thank you to all of our team for your kind contributions and volunteering your time to assist with loading on the day.