Gardens with Heart

UnitingCare West, East Perth

Uniting Care West’s mission is to work with people and communities so those most in need can belong and thrive.

Tranby Centre is our homeless drop-in centre (food, showers, laundry and other material relief, e.g. toiletries, clothing) and complementary support services hub, e.g. Street Doctor, Street Legal, Centrelink and Financial Counselling. It is located in a building at 5 Aberdeen Street Perth. We are seeking a funding grant to increase the safety of the external areas surrounding the building, e.g. increased lighting and CCTV. As well as these structural measures, we want to landscape available garden beds in a way that is welcoming and promotes wellbeing.

Timing is tight as we’ve only recently become aware of the funding opportunity. We would need a written quote by Tuesday morning 25 September.

Services Needed
  • Surveyor
Services Already Involved
  • Landscape Architect – Hassell Studio
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My Home – Homeless Housing

Foundation Housing, Perth

The vision of this project is to create cost efficient, individual small houses which homeless people can call “My home” until they no longer see themselves as homeless, and where they feel included in their community.

This project aims bring government, corporate sector and community together to provide an innovative, low-cost, feasible housing efficient, housing option for homeless people as well as demonstrating the importance of good design and sustainable practices for affordable housing.

The housing design is completed Foundation Housing needs a Quantity Survey to provide a costing to enable fund raising through government and other sources to progress.

Services Needed
  • Quantity Surveyor
Services Already Involved
  • Architect – Michelle Blakeley
  • Project Manager – Foundation Housing
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Historical Village Cottage Renovation

Fairbridge, Pinjarra

Fairbridge Western Australia is a major youth charity located near Pinjarra, which owns and operates Fairbridge Village. Fairbridge provides space and opportunities for disadvantaged youth through education and employment pathways. Fairbridge Village has over 55 buildings, most of which where built between 1912 – 1980. Forrest, Lawley and Newton Cottages are currently in need of renovation. An architect is require to create the plans.

Services Needed
  • Architect
Services Already Involved
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Historical Capel Reroofing Scaffolding

Fairbridge, Pinjarra

Fairbridge Western Australia is a major youth charity located near Pinjarra, which owns and operates Fairbridge Village. Fairbridges strategy focuses on two areas being; Sense of Place and Sense of Learning. Sense of Place emcompasses the heritage listed village and it’s unique buildings. The Fairbridge Chapel was built in 1931 by Sir Herbert Baker, a famous international architech and is considered the crown jewel of Fairbridge Village. The chapel roof is in dire need of replacement as the current shingles have been damaged from the weather and elements, and is currently leaking into the internal structure. Fairbridge is requiring the use of scaffolding to complete the job.

Services Needed
  • Scaffolding
Services Already Involved
  • None
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Stolen Generation Healing Centres

Bringing Them Home, Marribank, Roelands and Wandering WA

The missions Marribank, Roelands and Wandering, of the stolen generation and been developed into healing centres. The aim is to mend the damage done to the Aboriginal community adversely affected by policies and practices of separating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples from their family, community, country and culture.

The project team is working with Stolen Generations survivor groups from several different missions to create Collective Healing Camps. Participants have seen these as being essential in providing community leadership of ways to survive past traumas.

Because of the differences between the experiences of each group as Stolen children each program has been adapted to individual group needs through the groups themselves.

Services Needed

Asbestos survey

Services Already Involved
  • Structural Engineering: BG&E
  • Quantity Surveying: McGarry Associates
  • Architects: Hassell Studio
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Mandurah Homeless Accommodation

WestAust Crisis and Welfare Services, Mandurah WA

WestAus is developing a pilot project to help homeless people who are currently living in WestAus transitional accommodation. The project will provide a home unit to 28 people in Mandurah. The participants will own the units and their repayments will create equity in the property and establish them on a path to home ownership.

Each of the participants will be provided a full time job.

WestAus will manage the units and provide the HR services to guide the participants through the process.

Assistance is sought from an architectural firm to develop the concept of an apartment complex of up to 14 units, built from recycled sea containers.

The project will take 24 people every 1-2 years off the street and enable them to live independently.

Services Needed
  • Construction
Services Already Involved
  • Architect – Archiplan
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enkel Store Community Hub – Conversion of Fremantle Naval Store

enkel
A Dynamic Community Hub, Fab Lab, Coworking space and Innovation Centre
The enkel Store will be purpose-built and designed to attract, support and mentor local entrepreneurs, digital creatives, developers, artisans, consultants and storytellers alike.

Through the enkel Store, innovators, entrepreneurs and community groups will share insights and skills, and gain access to resources to develop ideas and projects.

The centre will encourage the building of supportive networks that stimulate and sustain positive enterprise in Western Australia.
The Facility is to be located at the old Navel Stores in Fremantle.

Services Needed
  • Acoustic Engineer
  • Construction
Services Already Involved
  • Architect – MSG Architects
  • Mechanical Engineer – GH Engineering
  • Structural Engineer – ENGenuity
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