BeyondHousing marked a significant milestone as it proudly celebrated the official opening of its newest 13-unit social housing development in Wangaratta.
Committed to its purpose of ending homelessness, BeyondHousing has transformed the former aged care facility site of Max Parkinson Lodge into a thriving community that embodies compassion and hope.
In tribute to the late Mr Parkinson and his decades of community service, the new development has been named Max Parkinson Place.
The $4.9 million social housing project, featuring nine 2-bedroom and four 1-bedroom units, will stand as a testament to BeyondHousing’s dedication to providing safe, secure, and affordable housing for those in need in Wangaratta.
The realisation of this innovative project was made possible through a significant philanthropic contribution of $4.25 million from the Peter & Lyndy White Foundation in collaboration with BeyondHousing and the Rural City of Wangaratta.
Designed by BY Projects Architecture and built by Joss Construction, this new development will provide residents with a place to call home in a beautiful setting on the banks of One Mile Creek.
BeyondHousing Deputy Board Chair Skye Roberts said the Peter & Lyndy White Foundation’s support had been instrumental in bringing this project to life.
“Their remarkable generosity has not only impacted numerous lives but has also been absolutely pivotal in supporting our efforts to build more quality, safe, secure, affordable housing,” she said.
BeyondHousing CEO Celia Adams said each brick laid and door opened in the development underscored the organisation’s resolute purpose to end homelessness.
“This project also highlights the power of collaboration. Together, we are not only building houses but also hope and opportunities for those in need,” she said.