08 July 2020   

5 minute read
Various teams at Stockland have been working hard to help our customers and community through this unprecedented time and to help keep our communities around Australia healthy and safe.

With more than 1.8 million* COVID-19 tests conducted around Australia, Stockland is pleased to be playing a part in safeguarding the community.

Stockland joined forces with Laverty Pathology in April to open a drive-through COVID-19 clinic at 60-66 Waterloo Road, Macquarie Park. Meanwhile, at the nearby Macquarie Technology Park, WiSE Medical established a dedicated respiratory clinic adjacent to their Specialist Emergency Clinic. Both sites are Stockland-owned and managed business parks. The new services added to a growing range of testing options around the country to help the government stay on top of coronavirus-related health issues.

Craig Lenarduzzi, National Asset Manager, Workplace and Logistics, said that the clinics are a very tangible way for Stockland to support the community.

"We are delighted to have been able to assist our partners to​ open these facilities at Macquarie Park, the health and safety of our community is of utmost importance. It is great to see everyone work together to provide a much needed service to keep our community safe." he said.

The Laverty facility is a walk in specialist emergency clinic designed to take pressure of local GP clinics and hospitals. The Respiratory clinic is available to assess people with mild-moderate respiratory symptoms and test and diagnose cases including COVID-19, influenza and pneumonia and aims to take the pressure off local emergency departments who will need to prioritise severe cases and relieve pressure on local general practices.

Stockland also provided much needed drive-through clinics at some of our retail locations to help the community stay well throughout the pandemic and access faster swab tests.

At Stockland Point Cook in Victoria, we opened a drive-through testing site in under 24 hours to complement the state government's testing push, which received overwhelmingly positive community feedback. On some days, more than 250 tests were completed. Stockland Merrylands in western Sydney opened a drive-through facility in May with interpreter services available.

*Source: Department of Health, States & Territories Report, 15 June 2020