My Home Fremantle
Western Australia | Multi-Residential Building
The 'My Home' project is a collaboration between St Patrick's Community Support Centre, architect Michelle Blakeley, Highbury Homes, and several other organisations. Its goal is to offer safe, secure, and affordable housing to vulnerable women experiencing homelessness. The project involves constructing 18 self-contained single-bedroom units on vacant land owned by the Public Transport Authority, which is currently part of a railway reserve. This previously unused land will now be transformed into a community that provides much-needed shelter and support for women in need.
The project will provide housing and support services to help the women sustain their tenancies and live as independently as possible. St Patrick's, a local non-profit organisation, will allocate the dwellings to clients and facilitate access to these services. Furthermore, the project has received funding from several organisations, including Lotterywest, Minderoo Foundation, and the City of Fremantle, demonstrating the widespread support and recognition of the importance of this project.
In order to ensure that the units are comfortable and energy-efficient, STIEBEL ELTRON provided hot water heat pumps and decentralised heat recovery ventilation systems for the My Home project. This will ensure that the units have fresh, filtered air and energy-efficient hot water, which is essential for the well-being of the women who will soon move in.
Locals have rallied around the project, donating everything from labour to batteries to store power generated by solar panels. When residents move in, they'll have everything they need, including kitchen and bathroom essentials, bedding, and furniture, all donated by community groups. Rotary WA, a local branch of the international service organisation, will assist with establishing gardens and supporting tenants in furnishing their units. This will provide a welcoming and comfortable environment for the women and help them feel a sense of ownership and pride in their new homes.
Overall, the 'My Home' project is a testament to the power of collaboration between various stakeholders to tackle the issue of homelessness and improve the quality of life for vulnerable members of the community. It is an inspiring example of what can be achieved when people come together with a shared goal and a commitment to making a difference.
|VLR 70 S Decentralised Heat Recovery Ventilation
WWK 302 H Hot Water Heat Pumps