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An Australian pioneer
in care support services.


mecwacare

mecwacare is a leading not-for-profit organisation with a reputation for excellence – having provided care to the Victorian community since 1959.

mecwacare offers retirement living, residential aged care, home care packages, respite care, in-home support, community housing, community programs, disability and nursing services, providing optimal choice for people of all ages, irrespective of financial, religious, cultural or lifestyle background.

mecwacare cares for more than 15,000 people each week across greater Melbourne and regional Victoria through a highly-integrated service network operated by more than 1700 employees and 350 volunteers. Staff are culturally and linguistically diverse, representing 89 nationalities and speaking 98 languages.

The organisation believes in responding to the changing needs of the community and actively encourages continuous improvement, innovation and safe service delivery.


  1. mecwacare Malvern Centre
  2. mecwacare Sandringham Community Housing
  3. mecwacare resident
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CHT ARCHITECTS

CHT Architects is a design-focused practice offering services in architecture, urban and interior design, as well as strategic consulting and project management.

CHT Architects works across multiple sectors, including multi residential, single residential, commercial, institutional, aged care, retirement living and health facilities.

The company’s aim is to create environments that help enrich people’s lives. CHT Architects is led by David Carabott, who has extensive experience in the architectural realm. The team consists of over 70 passionate and creative professionals, who are committed to understanding clients’ needs and delivering appropriate design solutions.

Team members work in close collaboration with clients to deliver innovative and functional designs. Based in Melbourne, CHT Architects undertakes projects locally, in regional Victoria and interstate, having built a reputation on its unique and forward-thinking use of space and materials, and an ability to respond quickly and comprehensively to its clients’ requirements.


  1. Eden Square Apartments, Ringwood
  2. Embassy Apartments, Richmond
  3. Noir Apartments, South Yarra

In honour of Robin Syme AM

Robin Syme is a Life Governor of mecwacare and a major contributor to aged care in Australia. Robin was a solicitor, with over 40 years’ experience in the not-for-profit sector. The former president of The Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, Chairman of State Council and President of St John Ambulance Victoria joined the mecwacare board in 2000. Not long after, he was appointed as the organisation’s chairman.

Within this role, Robin oversaw the expansion and enhancement of mecwacare’s residential and general services to the community. Over a ten year period, Robin was involved in the expansion of mecwacare’s Sir Donald and Lady Trescowthick and Pakenham centres, and assisted in the opening of mecwacare’s Malvern Centre, a 120-bed aged care facility right next door to this new collection of residences.

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