Blue Haven Bonaira Retirement Village and Care Home, Kiama, NSW

Blue Haven Bonaira comprises 31 dementia-specific, and 59 independent living units (ILU) across four buildings. A central feature of the precinct is a heritage cottage and former matron’s quarters; newly restored to house Council offices, a restaurant and Indigenous art gallery.

Throughout the project, JDA consulted closely with Council, builder Richard Crookes Constructions and property and infrastructure specialist APP. The project scope included development of the wayfinding strategy, design and artwork documentation, tendering and procurement, and production and installation management.

Signage deliverables included landmark and high level signage; illuminated pylon and fingerpost directional signage for pedestrians and vehicles, and an interior wayfinding system throughout eight aged care wings and four ILU apartments.

Interpretive signage was developed to identify Barroul House and communicate its historical significance to the site.