The Cooleman Court Medical Centre is a new bulk-billing practice opened December 2019. It has an excellent position in Cooleman Court shopping centre and is situated within a DPA (classification replacing DWS).
The practice is ultra-modern and high tech. The design is driven by distinct architectural principles, with a strict focus on maximising space and workflow. The prominent, lengthy façade leads through to a dynamic reception area. Rooms are arranged all around the central waiting space, and an integrated kitchen/back office connects from reception to corridor. Wall panels, bold selections, creative lighting and Donna Sharam’s vibrant art emphasize our style. Overall, it is an attractive and inspiring place to practice in.
Our team of doctors is well supported by innovative technology and dedicated staff. Cooleman Court Medical Centre uses the top clinical software – Best Practice, as well as the largest online health appointment booking service – HealthEngine.
Planned operating hours
- Early morning till late evenings and weekends
- Practice manager
- 3 receptionists working at any time
- Practice nurse
- Real-time billing reporting
- Specialised business management reporting
- Leading edge clinical software
- Integrated online booking facility
- Remote access to systems
- Patient arrival kiosk
“I am extremely excited to get started on this new venture. This will be our 4th practice in the region and we have drawn on all our previous experiences to create a standout medical centre. Cooleman Court will incorporate the best of everything; location, design and functionality. I see an amazing opportunity for us to get involved with the community and build new relationships, so we can make a positive contribution to health outcomes.”Larissa Stevenson
Area Manager - ACT
The shopping centre
Cooleman Court is a well-established local community shopping centre in Weston operated by Mirvac. This double level neighbourhood centre features a Woolworths, Aldi and 42 other retailers, including a pharmacy, dentist and audio clinic.
Cooleman Court is a regular shopping destination for the 79,510 people in its trade area. It is in the central shopping area of the Weston Creek district and is the primary shopping location for the developing Molonglo Valley.
Works are underway on the renovation of the northern entry with an enclosed travellator, to be completed late August. The Weston Creek master plan includes improvements to parking and connections in the centre, as well as possible expansion of the shopping centre. A new 150 space car park has been approved to be constructed on the corner of Brierly & Parkinson Streets.
Weston Creek is a residential district of the ACT with a population of 22,988. A convenient and attractive place to live, the area has great proximity to other parts of Canberra along with nature just around the corner.
Cooleman Court is nearby to community amenities including the Weston Neighbourhood Oval, Tennis Club, Scout Hall, Community Hub and Skate Park. Weston Creek is also home to several good schools and offers enjoyable outdoor spaces. Bordering the area are Oakey Hill, Cooleman Ridge Nature Reserve, Mount Taylor and Narrabundah Hill which all provide stunning views to Weston Creek and beyond.
The Molonglo master plan adjacent to Weston Creek will accommodate approximately 55,000 new residents. The suburbs of Coombs and Wright are receiving significant development as well as the new suburb of Denman Prospect. This development is a mix of multi storey apartment blocks, houses, community centres and green areas such as Ridgeline Park. Currently Cooleman Court is the only major shopping centre in the area and is ideal to establish an active patient base from, taking advantage of the influx of new residents.
Canberra, the nation’s capital, has a population of around 400,000 people and covers 814 square kilometres.
All our medical centres in the area, except for Hyperdome, are in districts classified as DPA (Distribution Priority Area) and are near the CBD. This is in contrast with cities like Sydney or Melbourne where DPAs are much further away.
The 2019 ‘Life In Australia’ report from Ipsos market research named it as the most liveable city in the country – for the third year in a row. The study showed that Canberrans feel safer living here and happier about their access to work and education than the residents of every other Australian capital city. Canberra was also named by Lonely Planet as the world’s third best city to travel to in 2018 (ahead of Melbourne and Sydney in 6th and 7th place).
Canberra offers a terrific diversity of attractions and experiences. There’s a whole world of cultural events, entertainment, dining, and places to visit – all contained within a city that is easy to get around.
Landmarks and icons
- Parliament House
- National Gallery of Australia
- National Museum of Australia
- National Library of Australia
- Australian War Memorial
- Questacon – the National Science and Technology Centre
- Kings Park
- The NewActon precinct
- Mount Ainslie
- Black Mountain
Culture and events
Canberra has a lively, creative and contemporary character. It’s Café and restaurant culture is prominent – the nation’s capital has more restaurants per capita than any other Australian city (Experts Guide to Canberra, 9/8/2017).
Major events include:
- Canberra International Music Festival
- Canberra Balloon Spectacular
- National Multicultural Festival
- Enlighten Festival
Finding a home
Property prices are lower and more reasonable in Canberra compared to other major cities such as Sydney and Melbourne. The Australian Capital Territory has a median house price of $722,440 and a median unit price of $426,719 (Domain House Price Report, March 2019).
Accessibility and infrastructure
Canberra is well laid out and easy to get around by car, bus, bicycle or on foot. The city provides convenient vehicle and bike access due to future-proofed roads and there is abundant parking. The latest transport option is the Canberra Metro light rail line, with stage-1 northwards from the CBD to Gungahlin in service now and plans for further links under consideration or soon to commence construction.
Canberra abounds with beautiful lakes and spectacular bushland with many bush walks, bike trails and wildlife reserves to explore. Canberra is known as ‘the bush capital’ of Australia. The centrepiece of Canberra is the large man-made Lake Burley Griffin, which is an ideal water playground for rowing, sailing and kayaking. Cyclists and walkers are well catered for along the 40km shoreline, with numerous parks and gardens to enjoy.
Childcare and schooling
There is a wide range of childcare, preschool, primary school and secondary school facilities in Canberra, with a variety of privately-run and Government-provided options. The A.C.T. is home to the Australian National University, which was ranked first in Australia and 24th globally in the prestigious QS World University Rankings for 2019.
Canberra is home to a population with diverse multicultural backgrounds. A recent study showed that 6% of A.C.T. residents reported speaking a language other than English at home – the most common being Italian followed by Macedonian, German, Filipino, Mandarin, and Punjabi (ABS data 2016).
A.C.T. government figures show that the biggest groups of migrants who decide to take up citizenship in the territory were from South Africa, the United Kingdom, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, China, Vietnam and the Philippines. Population Australia lists the top six countries of birth for people in Canberra as being from: Australia, England, China, India, New Zealand and Vietnam.
ACT is at the forefront of innovative policy making in Australia. It was the first state or territory to achieve 100% net renewable electricity, first to implement a humans right act, marriage equality, removal of abortion from criminal law, pill testing and the legalisation of personal cannabis use.
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