Welcome to Spencer Park

Affordable independent living for Seniors in Wynyard and Somerset

Spencer Park Inc. offers high-quality affordable housing options for eligible senior members residing in Somerset and Wynyard. We currently have 59 available rental units, with 5 located in Somerset and the remaining in Wynyard.

1 & 2 Bedroom Units

Whether you’re searching for yourself or your loved ones, Spencer Park presents a variety of purpose-built 1 and 2 bedroom units available in Somerset and Wynyard locations.
Units feature open-plan living, well-equipped kitchens with generous bench and cupboard space, practical indoor and outdoor living areas, bedrooms boasting built-in wardrobes, and functional bathrooms. Including reverse-cycle heat pumps and insulation, ensuring year-round comfort. Suitable to singles and couples.
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Discover the benefits of Spencer Park

Experience a new chapter of effortless and enriched living with our exclusive set of advantages tailored for residents in our seniors living community.

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Downsizing

Residents are relieved of the burden of maintaining a family-sized home.

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Landscaping

A dedicated groundsman takes care of the lawns, and residents have the opportunity to cultivate their own flower and vegetable beds.

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Location

Units are conveniently situated on level ground, in proximity to retail, medical, and emergency services.

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Community

Foster a sense of community, as immediate neighbours are likely to share common interests and life experiences.

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Rent Assistance

Residents qualify for Commonwealth rent assistance, and rentals adhere to these established guidelines.

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Recreation

Access to the Courthouse meeting room for recreational purposes.

Eligibility

Prospective residents must meet the following requirements:

Receive a Commonwealth pension or benefit

Demonstrate the ability to live independently

About Us

Established in 1967, Spencer Park Inc. was founded with the explicit goal of offering economical and suitable housing options for senior members within the Waratah-Wynyard area.

Key features of Spencer Park Inc. include being entirely managed by a volunteer committee and operating as a not-for-profit organization. In a recent initiative, the “Courthouse” underwent renovations to incorporate a unit for the resident manager, a meeting room, and a covered BBQ area designed for the convenience of Spencer Park Inc. residents.
Furthermore, Spencer Park Inc. holds Deductible Gift Recipient Status with the Australian Taxation Office, welcoming donations and bequests to support its mission.
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Locations

Cam Court

Wragg Street, Somerset
Spencer Park

Spencer Court

4 Dodgin Street, Wynyard

Nichols Court

2 Dodgin Street, Wynyard

Haven Court

Dodgin Street, Wynyard

Hawley Court

Moore Street, Wynyard

Alderson Court

Percy Street, Wynyard

Brief History – Spencer Park Inc.

1967

1967

Spencer Park Incorporated began in 1967 when Dr. John Coutts, a Wynyard General Practioner and Sister Pearson, Matron of the Spencer Hospital saw the need for suitable accommodation for aged pensioners. A committee of local volunteers was formed which led to the creation of Spencer Park Incorporated..   

1970

1970: Spencer Court

Fundraising, including donations from many community organisations and businesses provided sufficient funds to build eight units in 1970. Six more units soon followed.

1979

1979: Haven Court

In 1979 land was purchased with help of a Federal Government grant and twelve units were built, adjacent to eighteen Housing Department units of similar design.

1983

1983: Cam Court

Five units were built with the aid of substantial funding assistance from the Wynyard Council, donors, service clubs and the Government. They were occupied from 1983.

1985

1985: Alderson Court

In 1985 land was acquired and eleven units were built.

1990s

1990s: Nichols Court

The Spencer Hospital closed in the early 1990’s and Spencer Park Incorporated purchased the hospital geriatric section and the Day Centre Building. Demolition of the former was undertaken by the Lions Club was completed in 1998.

Building of eight units funded by retained earnings began in 2007 and tenants moved in during 2008. Six more units were built partially funded by a State government grant and tenanted in January 2012. The heritage listed Day Centre building was refurbished with government assistance to become a meeting room and a manager’s residence in 2014. A further unit was added in 2020.

2018

2018: Hawley Court

A generous bequest funded the land purchase in 2018 and four units were built

Volunteer Committee

Graeme Franks
President
Brian Wilson
Vice President
John Lawrence
Treasurer
Sue Young
Secretary
Bev Baker
Manager
Julie Spence
Committee Member
Rhys London
Committee Member
Darrell Wilson
Committee Member
Les Allen
Committee Member

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Get in touch

For information regarding current availability and options, please contact our resident manager, Bev Baker, at the Courthouse:

Phone

0456 696 322

Email

spencerparkinc79@gmail.com

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