Curtin Dementia Village One Step Closer

The Curtin Dementia Village is one step closer with the release of the project’s place development brief.

A place development brief is an important part of the site release, incorporating the feedback and vision for the village from both stakeholders and the community.

Minister for Housing and Suburban Development, Yvette Berry MLA said the Curtin Dementia Village would offer a unique model of care, the first of its kind of this scale in the ACT.

“I would like to thank the Curtin community, people with lived experience of dementia and dementia care experts who came together to shape the Place Development Brief,” Minister Berry said.

“During consultation, we heard that enabling a best practice dementia care environment, fostering connection to the community, and supporting an innovative and holistic model of care are the top three priorities.

“The future residents of the Curtin Dementia Village will be empowered to live their best life in an environment that feels like home, with their loved ones, visitors and staff feeling welcomed and supported.”

“People who have dementia deserve to live with dignity and autonomy.”

More than 6,000 people in the ACT are currently living with dementia, this figure is projected to double by 2054.

“It is hugely important to have a place here in Canberra that demonstrates what innovative models of care are possible,” Minister Berry said.

A ‘village style’ campus for people living with dementia is proposed for the former North Curtin School site in Curtin located at Carruthers Street (Block 14 Section 99).

Proposals by interested developers for the design of the Village must respond to the place development brief, amongst other criteria with a tender open on Thursday 30 May.

The Brief is available online at

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