About Dale Cottages

Our Story

The Dale Cottages story is one rich in values of care, equity, dignity, innovation, participation, volunteerism and hard work. It is no surprise therefore that these values continue to underpin our work since 1959.

In 1956 the community of Armadale and Kelmscott recognised the need to provide accommodation for elderly residents. From the first public meeting it was crystal clear that the community of Armadale and Kelmscott would make this project happen and to this day we hold fast to the principal that Dale Cottages is a community organisation.

In October 1959 the first duplex opened in John Street Armadale. Since then our organisation has grown in its mission to care for our community and we currently provide:

  • 180 Independent Living Units
  • Residential A​​​​​ged Care Facility
  • Social and Recreational Activities
  • In-Home Care Services
  • Community Catering Services
  • Wellness and Information Centre
  • Greendale Community Centre
  • We continue to be an independent organisation guided by a Board made up of community representatives. The result has been the continuous provision of accommodation and an increasing recognition that care and choice are equal and essential elements in service delivery.

    Dale Cottages
    The First 50 Years

    Our People

    Board of Directors

    Back Row (L-R) Philip Ameduri, Ken Hepburn, Andrew Bruce.
    Front Row: (L-R) Annette Nicolson, Christopher Hunt (Vice President), Carol McGurk (President), Henry Ronchi (Secretary/Treasurer), Cr Kerry Busby (absent)

    Harold Preston

    Chief Executive Officer

    Harold Preston

    Ph (08) 9497 3200

    Email: ceo@dalecottages.org

    Operations Manager

    Sarah Jeanes

    Ph (08) 9497 3200

    Email: om@dalecottages.org

    Finance Manager

    Nichel George

    Ph (08) 9497 3200

    Email: fm@dalecottages.org

    Care Manager

    Mira Vukelic

    Ph (08) 9497 3200

    Email: cm@dalecottages.org

    Home Care Coordinator

    Paul Norlin

    Ph (08) 9399 6800

    Email: dcc2@dalecottages.org

    Business Development Manager

    Caroline Power

    Ph (08) 9497 3200

    Email: marketing@dalecottages.org

    Village Administrator

    Jessica Schwarz

    Ph (08) 9497 3200

    Email: vma@dalecottages.org

    Assets Officer

    Lyndon Menhennett

    Ph 0413 397 064

    Email: assets@dalecottages.org

    Community Services Coordinator

    Stacey Dowding

    Ph (08) 9399 5393

    Email: csc@dalecottages.org