PIF House Melbourne, Victoria

Number of bedrooms 18
Building Partner Built
Charity Partner Melbourne City Mission 

Melbourne City Mission’s Frontyard Services were in need of redevelopment when it came together with PIF, the Victorian State Government and other philanthropists to undertake a $9m project.

In an outstanding effort, more than $1.5 million in services were donated pro-bono through PIF to the Frontyard redevelopment by a large consortium of top-tier consultants.

Frontyard, Victoria’s largest youth homelessness service provider, has been transformed into a four-storey building with two floors of new crisis accommodation and connected services, designed to disrupt the cycle of youth homelessness in Victoria.

The redeveloped Frontyard, designed by architecture firm Fender Katsalidis, is the first in the country to combine crisis accommodation with multiple support services (such as on-site mental health, drug and alcohol and disability support) for young Australians around the clock, 7 days a week.

Key suppliers

On every PIF House the support we get from the industry is incredible. The below is not a full list, but notes some key suppliers and supporters on PIF House Melbourne.

  • Apec
  • Ashurst
  • Built
  • Case Mealin
  • Equitable Access Solutions
  • Fender Katsalidis
  • Harvey Norman
  • Hayden Ceiling and Partitions
  • Hendry Group
  • Highbury Plumbing
  • Irwin Consult (now part of WSP)
  • Norman Disney Young
  • Signorino Tiles
  • Slattery
  • Taubmans Paint
  • Urbis
  • Wood and Grieve (now part of Stantec)

“We are proud that the building industry has come together to partner with Melbourne City Mission and successfully design and deliver the redeveloped Frontyard facility, which will serve the most severely marginalised and disadvantaged youth in Melbourne. Our committed team of pro-bono consultants from some of the largest players in the industry, have worked tirelessly to deliver this project on time and on budget.”

Peter Inge, Chair – Property Industry Foundation Victoria