PIF CEO tours Melbourne City Mission Frontyard Youth Services centre with key stakeholders
May 2019 VIC
Last week, our CEO Kate Mills with representatives from the property industry, building partners, health providers and local government toured the new 18-bedroom, $8 million crisis accommodation centre built for Melbourne City Mission’s Frontyard Youth Services.
Kate said that the centre will be a major boost to the Foundation’s goal of building 125 bedrooms by 2021.
“We know that 9,742 young people under the age of 25 are homeless in Victoria and we’re thrilled to work with Melbourne City Mission and our lead building partner, Built, to be able to provide a first-rate facility.
Everyone on the tour saw first-hand the accommodation, workshop spaces and counselling rooms in the four storey building that will assist between 30-60 young people between the ages of 12-25 each day.
This project has been made possible through an innovative partnership between the property industry through the Property Industry Foundation and Melbourne City Mission, the Victorian Government, and philanthropists including The Peter and Lyndy White Foundation.
There is a large, generous, consortium of consultants and suppliers in the property industry donated their services and resources to the Frontyard redevelopment. The pro-bono consultant team alongside Built has included include Ashurst, Case Meallin, Slattery, Fender Katsalidis, NDY, Wood & Grieve Engineers, Hendry Group, Equitable Access Solutions, Irwinconsult, and Urbis. Suppliers that generously donated materials to this project included Harvey Norman, Highbury Plumbing, Haydens Ceiling and Paritions, Signorino Tiles and Taubmans Paint.