MELBOURNE, 27 APRIL 2021
Work on PIF House Clayton, a new house being purpose built in Melbourne’s south-east for at-risk youth, is progressing well with framing, roof works and bricklaying all recently complete.
PIF House Clayton is a three-way partnership between Frasers Property Australia, the Property Industry Foundation (PIF) and the Lighthouse Foundation, which aims to build a home for at-risk and homeless young people in the Melbourne suburb.
“Following the slab pour in November last year, the completion of framing, roof tiling and brickwork mark another important milestone for the project. The structure is essentially complete and the home is now at lockup stage, with internal services rough-in underway says Sarah Bloom, General Manager Development Victoria, Frasers Property Australia.
“This is an important project and we’re proud to be playing a part. Not everyone is able to access a safe and secure home environment and, as a creator of homes, we want to be part of the solution to youth homelessness and help young people turn their lives around.
“We thank the dedicated team who worked hard to keep this project moving even during the COVID-19 lockdown, and we are happy to announce that PIF House Clayton will be ready to welcome its new residents by the end of July,” she says.
Services rough-in on the home such as electrical and plumbing have recently commenced and are expected to be completed this month.
Kate Mills, CEO, Property Industry Foundation says the home is a tangible solution to youth homelessness.
“The aim of the project is to help young residents transition to a life of independence and provide them with mentoring and life skills,” says Ms Mills.
“We would like to thank the local contractors, trades and businesses who donated services and goods to bring this home to life.
“We are also extremely grateful for the generosity Frasers Property has shown towards this initiative and can’t wait to open the home to the teens in need,” says Ms Mills.
PIF House Clayton is part of the PIF House Program, which launched in 2017 with the aim to build 125 bedrooms for at-risk and homeless youth in Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland by mid-2021. Live-in carers and counsellors in the homes provide support, mentoring and life skills to help rebuild the lives of young people and help them transition to independent living.
Frasers Property is sponsoring and building the PIF House Clayton, which will eventually house up to four disadvantaged youth and two live-in carers, cared for by the Lighthouse Foundation. A host of other companies and organisations are also playing a part, donating materials, time, skills, and expertise to the project.
The six-bedroom house has been designed to create a warm, friendly, nurturing and calming atmosphere in a home environment for the young people and carers that will live there.