Our story

Fairway is a fully accredited government-funded, not-for-profit 65 bed residential aged care facility operated by Fairway Bayside Aged Care Limited (FBACL).

The history of Fairway is intrinsically connected to the Bayside area. It is a triumph of committed local community members who in the mid-1980s identified a need for high quality aged residential care that captured the spirit of the Bayside community. Fairway was built in 1995 as a 30-bed not-for-profit community home, offering the highest quality clinical care and an innovative commitment to overall resident wellbeing. In 2004, more Bayside residents were able to remain in the community in which they had lived, worked and raised families, with the extension to a 62-bed capacity. A further 3 beds were added in 2017-2018, and services were additionally expanded to include an innovative dementia living program.


Our vision

A Vibrant Community of Care.

Vibrant underpins the liveliness, energy, colour and joyousness of Fairway.
Community is central to everything we do.
Care is what we are entrusted to offer and that is viewed as values based high quality clinical care that involves the resident, family and supporters.

Our service is designed to meet and exceed the expectations of the community our residents and their families and supporters – now and into the future. The well-being of our residents is the ultimate measure of our success.

We listen   We respect   We care

The Charter of Aged Care Rights protects consumers so they are looked after, treated well and given high quality care and services. A copy of the Charter can be found here www.agedcarequality.gov.au

Values and guiding principles

In all that we do, we will:

Respect each other

We actively listen, communicate openly and are present, aware and responsive to needs.

Excel with Integrity

We engage with all groups and stakeholders who are affected by what we do. This gives us a deep understanding and foundation to provide innovative responses to needs and aspirations.

Enjoy life and learning

We are positive, find joy in life and have fun too! Learning is our way to continuously improve and measure the difference we’re making.

Be open minded

We value diversity of opinion and life choices. We are open to new ways, ideas and the world.

Be worthy of trust

We always strive to be reliable, credible, consistent and compassionate.



“It’s about what your team do every day to create such a comfortable safe, caring and respectful environment for such vulnerable elders.You are true heroes.” Diane

“We can only say a million thankyous for all the loving care given to our Mum. Nothing was ever a trouble and there was always time for a chat which mum just loved. She would often say how lucky she was to be at Fairway. Paul

“Words cannot adequately express our thanks for the care dad has received over the 5 years. The staff at Fairway go above to ensure that everyone has the highest possible care.” Danny

“Words cannot thank you all enough for the special care, love and attention you showed towards mum during her time at Fairway. It was always comforting and reassuring to know she was in such good hands.”

Kyan Ho

Kyan Ho


Kyan is a CPA with over 21 years of experience in Aged Care, Government and Community Programs, 17 combined years of Age Care experience at Royal Freemasons, Brotherhood of St Laurence and Old Colonists; Association of Victoria in various Senior Management roles.

Specialising in all facets of management/financial accounting, financial modelling/analysis, budgeting and business development. He has strong technical accounting and reporting skills and in depth knowledge implementing financial systems, processes and controls to improve work flow efficiencies. He joined Fairway in March 2019 as General Manager.

Sylvia Spacil

Director of Care and Clinical Services

Diploma of Applied Science – Nursing (Riverina Murray Institute of Higher Education, Wagga Wagga)
Bachelor of Nursing (Australian Catholic University, Brisbane)
Masters of Health Sciences – Aged Services (Victoria University, Melbourne)

Sylvia has worked in various settings from Acute Care to Community and Aged Care.
She has worked in Aged Care since 2003. During this time she has held the roles of Clinical Care Coordinator and Acting Facility Manager.


Carolyn Rigby

Clinical Care Co-Ordinator

Bachelor of Nursing (Post Registration) 2003. Bachelor of Psychology 2001. Certificate IV in training & Assessment 2018. Western General Hospital.

St John of God Health Services. Registered Nurse. Anaesthetics PACU. Ozcare RACF Queensland. Eleanora RACF RN1 & Acting Clinical care Co-ordinator. Carolyn has been Fairway Clinical Care Co-ordinator since May 2014.


Cathy Lane

ACFI Coordinator

Registered Nurse – Royal Children’s Hospital, Post Basic Psychiatric Nursing

Willsmere Hospital, Registered Nurse, Crisis Assessment Unit – Kingston Centre -2 years, Lifestyle Manager – Southern Cross Homes, Victoria (Developed and implemented dementia specific programs.) Nurse Advisor Department of Health and Human Services – Residential Care Standards Section – 3 years, Project Officer, Policy Development – Community Health Development Unit – 2 years, Accreditation Coordinator, St John of God Hospital, Brighton – 1 Year, Assistant Director of Nursing/Quality Manager, St John of God Hospital – 3 years, Registered Nurse, Fairway – 11 years.


Catherine Dunn

Clinical Care Co-Ordinator

Catherine has been a Registered Nurse for over thirty years. She has had vast experience working in acute hospital and community nursing, with special interests in geriatric care and wound management. Catherine continues to work at Sandringham Hospital. Catherine has lived and worked in Bayside most of her life, and having raised four children here, she feels very much a part of the community



Tonianne Hawthorne

Lifestyle Manager

Fernhill Hostel CERT. IV in Community Services Specializing in Diversional Therapy, Mercy Fernhill CERT. IV in Training and Assessment, Dip. In Diversional Therapy

Lifestyle Manager (Fernhill) 15 years. Tonianne has been Lifestyle Manager at Fairway Bayside Aged Care Limited for 9 years. Tonianne was one of the first to understand and embrace “Cycling Without Age”. Fairway was one of the first Chapters in Australia. Tonianne has lived in Beaumaris for 25 years.


Susan Manners

Quality Co-ordinator

Diploma Business Management and Administration (Telford College, Edinburgh)
Bsc Complementary Therapies (Napier University Edinburgh)
Master Health Science Aged Services (Victoria University)

Bank of Scotland; British Waterways (England) (Cashier);  Santa Cruz Operation (England) (Assistant Accountant); Dunblane Kids Club (Scotland) (Office Manager); Fairway 8 years various roles (Finance Assistant, Quality Coordinator and Business Development Coordinator).


Carl D’Angelo

Catering Manager

Certificate 3 and 5.  Commercial Cookery

Owner/Head Chef – New York Deli Cafe, Armadale – 4 years. Kitchen Manager – Gregory Lodge Nursing Home, Flemington Catering Manager, Fairway – 2016 – current. I am motivated by challenge and dedicated in working to the highest of my ability, demonstrating reliability, honesty and integrity.



The role of Fairway Bayside Aged Care Limited Limited and its Board of Directors

Fairway Bayside Aged Care Limited Limited (trading as Fairway Bayside Aged Care Limited) is an approved provider under the Aged Care Act 1997. It is a registered charity which reports to and is regulated by the Australian Charities and Not-for-Profit Commission, and its membership reflects the community of friends of Fairway who are committed to maintaining this unique facility.

The Board of Directors is elected by members at the Annual General Meeting and works tirelessly to meet all legislative requirements and plan Fairway’s strategic direction for the future. The Board works with the CEO to ensure that Fairway’s values are maintained and strengthened

2020 Fairway Bayside Aged Care Board of Directors

Michael Scully

Director and Chairperson

Michael holds a B.Econ. (Hons) and LLB and has been a commercial lawyer for 37 years. He was Vice President of the Association from November 2015, when he first joined the governing body, until May 2018 and from that time has been President. He has lived in Bayside for over 50 years and is the son of a past resident.


Felicity Frederico OAM

Director and Deputy Chairperson

Felicity has over ten years experience on a diverse range of boards and statutory authorities, including former mayor and councillor at Bayside City Council. She has tertiary qualifications in both marketing and tourism and currently works as a Business Advisor specialising in developing and implementing Marketing Plans and Strategy.

Anthony Price

Director and Secretary

Anthony worked in London for 37 years as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England & Wales before migrating to Australia in 2001 and settling in Sandringham.  He has been a member of the governing body since 2012 and Secretary since 2016.

Kevin McDonnell


CPA, FCIS, FGIA, FAICD (past). Kevin has over 30 years’ experience in senior finance & general management roles including directorship of both private & listed public companies in manufacturing, distribution and service industries. He has been involved with Fairway since 2006 serving as Treasurer and general committee member for 8 years, rejoined as Treasurer in 2017.

Laurence Evans    OAM


Founding Member and Secretary of Sandringham Aged Care Association in 1992, Past President of FBACL, Mayor City of Sandringham 1990/1991, Mayor City of Bayside 2013/2014, 2017/2018 and current Bayside City Councillor.

Anna Emanuel


B.A.(Hons.) Dip. Ed. A.L.A.A. Educator and Lecturer and Examiner.

Management roles in Librarianship – Tertiary and Local Council Libraries. Anna has been a member of the governing body for 5 years.  Her mother was a Resident of Fairway.


We listen.
We respect.
We care.