Women’s Atelier Design

Wellsprings is a NFP organisation that exists to help acceptance, healing and growth by providing programs and pathways for isolated and vulnerable women, locally and from emerging communities.

Wellsprings for Women is attempting to build additional space for a Women’s atelier to be used as a workshop space for women to create products which can be later sold for them to earn a small income. It is a space where they can do sewing, bag making, screen printing, embroidery, upholstery etc.

Services needed:
Services already involved:
  • Architect – Wowowa Architects
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Health Centre Expansion design

Fremantle Women’s Health Centre, Fremantle WA

FWHC is a not-for-profit community health centre for women living and working in Fremantle, Cockburn and Melville regions. We provide a range of health promotion, prevention and treatment services in the area of women’s health. Staff and facilitators are experienced, caring, female health professionals – doctors, nurses, counsellors and health educators.

FWHC owns the site which was originally a residential property with several old buildings. They require the  a plan and budget estimation of a staged development of the property, to allow for capital fund raising and grant-seeking, to expand the current capacity of the organisation to meet community needs for the medical, counselling and other services provided by the organisation.

Services needed:
  • None at the moment
Services already involved:
  • Architect – MSG Architects
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Circus Equipment Structural Analysis

CircusWA, Fremantle

As not for profit a Community Circus one of the areas in which we provide training and perform is aerial circus acts. As part of our duty of care to participants we will on occasion have a need for the calculation of a WLL (working load limit) for support structures and apparatus. At the moment we have an Aerial Cube which a number of our trainees are keen to use and we would like to incorporate into training activities for our more advanced aerialists. We would like to have a WLL calculated for the cube so that it can be rigged in our Fremantle big top.

Services needed:
  • None at the moment
Services already involved:
  • Structural engineer – ADG Engineering
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Historical Village Maintenance Plan

Fairbridge, Pinjarra

Fairbridge Western Australia is a major youth charity located near Pinjarra, which owns and operates Fairbridge Village. Fairbridge is a heritage listed site comprising of multiple cottages and buildings. Fairbridge’s focus is on disadvantaged and youth at risk with our primary goal to provide educational and learning opportunities to re-engage them in learning for the achievement of employment outcomes. Fairbridge is the size of a small town with over 55 buildings across 30 acres, and is a nationally and internationally recognised site, both for its heritage and its environmental significance. Fairbridge requires a Maintenance and Sustainability Plan which will identify required maintenance on the historical village.

Services needed:
  • None at the moment
Services already involved:
  • Asset manager – Assetivity
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Micro-Enterprise Hub Renovation

Valued Loves Foundation

Valued Lives’ passion is to empower vulnerable people to have real choice, real control and a genuine voice in the design, planning and delivery of their own supports and services.

The challenge is to provide resources, mentors and relevant information to people with disabilities, marginalised youth, refugees and immigrants to increase opportunities for inclusion through them development of small business linked to the person’s passion.

Valued Lives, has the use of 2 micro-enterprise hub spaces available where vulnerable community members can co-share office space to operate their MEPs in a supportive community. The hubs are based in the local communities of Midland and Fremantle and we want to engage with local businesses, artists and community organisations to embed the project into the heart of the community.

We need an internal office built in the Fremantle premises.

Please see Sophie’s Sox

Services needed:
  • None at the moment
Services already involved:
  • MSG Architects
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Nyoongar Cultural Learning Centre

Maalak Aboriginal Corporation,  Cranbrook, Great Southern, WA

The project is to develop the Maalak Visitors Precinct which will provide the:

  • Nyoongar Cultural Learning Centre
  • Self-contained & domartory style accomadation
  • cafe & restaurant, and
  • educational programs and local tours

This Centre provide local aboriginal tourism, it will increase the exchange of aboriginal knowledge and culture.

At this point the Maalak Aboriginal Corporation require a bush fire management plan for the rezoning/planning permitting progress that is currently underway.

Services needed:
  • None at the moment
Service already involved:
  • Emerge Associates – Bush fire management
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Nirrumbuk Skill Centre

Nirrumbuk Aboriginal Corporation, Broome WA

The Nirrumbuk Aboriginal Corporation services members, member communities and indigenous people within the Kimberley with Cultural Development, Employment, Training, Sustainable Environmental Health, Social & Economic opportunities that assist in the achievement of self-sufficiency& self-management to obtain a better standard of living.

NAC is looking to establish a training centre that will accommodate up to 60 students, teachers and additional staff. To attain funding they require a conceptual design and costing.

Services needed:
  • None at the moment
Services already involved:
  • Architect – Curtin University – Architecture School of Built Environment
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Fiztroy Crossing Domestic Violence Centre Renovation

Marninwarntikura Fitzroy Women’s Resource Centre, Fiztroy Crossing WA

Marninwarntikura is an Aboriginal organisation in remote Western Australia with vision “We strengthen the power of women and their families to create culturally rich, engaged and healthy lives for Indigenous peoples living in the Fitzroy Valley and beyond”. As part of the services Marninwarntikura provides, a women’s refuge shelter was established some 20 years ago. The shelter continues to be in operation 24 hours 7 days a week.

Marninwarntikura seeks to upgrade and renovate the shelter facility. The existing facility has some design features which continue to be serviceable. The structure is predominantly corrugated steel clad and is in reasonable condition. Because the design and structure are basically ok, our unqualified and amateur assessment is that the amount of design and construction/ renovation work is not considered to be extensive.

Services needed:
  • None at the moment
Services already involved:
  • Architect – Suzanne Hunt Architect
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Aboriginal Medical Service Precinct

Broome Regional Aboriginal Medical Service, Broome WA

Initially Broome Regional Aboriginal Medical Service (BRAMS) is putting together a prospectus for government and other agencies to fund a new BRAMS medical precinct/centre. We are seeking initially assistance to work with supply nation accredited builder, HM Tracey construction and BRAMS , to undertake preliminary design work and consider looking at initial site footprint.

Services needed:
  • None currently
Service already involved:
  • Architect – ArchiPlan
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Sir David Brand School

Sir David Brand School Playground

Sir David Brand School, Coolbinia WA

Sir David Brand School is commencing the planning process to design an interactive, multi-purpose playspace for students with disability.

We have had preliminary discussions with architects who have previous experience in designing inclusive playgrounds. Although we are a small school our students have a diverse range of needs, abilities and interests. Our students are aged from 4 to 18.

The playspace we are looking to redevelop would need to serve many functions, including:

  • a safe play area with fixed play equipment
  • a welcoming space for whole school community functions
  • a safe area to practice bike riding skills

The current area is open to the elements. We would also be looking to design a structure that would provide shelter throughout the year.

Services needed:
  • None at the moment
Service already involved:
  • Landscape Architect – Fiona Robbe
  • Survey – Pro West Surveying
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