From the Maitland Mercury report:
Maitland aged care facility Benhome will have a facelift worth $17.5 million.
Plans for the expansion of the Maitland Benevolent Society-owned facility on Regent Street have been lodged with Maitland City Council.
Benhome has a waiting list of more than 100 people, but the renovations would provide space for an extra 44 residents.
According to the application, the existing single storey aged care building, the Ribee Wing, would be replaced with a two-storey building that will feature 26 ground-level rooms, including sitting rooms, lounge areas, dining areas and utility rooms downstairs.
Full article available at Maitland Mercury, Oct. 2, 2014.