CHAR­ITY HOME A WIN­NER FOR ALL

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - NEW LIVING -

THE ea­gerly an­tic­i­pated HIA Char­ity Home is open to the pub­lic ahead of next month’s auc­tion, which will raise funds for be­yond­blue to help tackle de­pres­sion and anx­i­ety in the res­i­den­tial build­ing in­dus­try.

The four-bed­room res­i­dence in the Am­ber­ton com­mu­nity in Eglin­ton will go un­der the ham­mer on Satur­day, March 19 at 10am and is an ini­tia­tive of the Hous­ing In­dus­try As­so­ci­a­tion Char­i­ta­ble Foun­da­tion with sup­port from Dale Al­cock Homes and Stock­land.

Many mem­bers of the build­ing in­dus­try have also do­nated their time and ma­te­ri­als. HIA Char­i­ta­ble Foun­da­tion chair­man Ron Dwyer said he was de­lighted that three lead­ing in­dus­try play­ers had come to­gether to help ad­dress what was a crit­i­cal is­sue.

“There needs to be far more aware­ness of look­ing af­ter men­tal health in the build­ing in­dus­try,” he said.

“We have there­fore part­nered with be­yond­blue this year to pro­vide education and sup­port in th­ese ar­eas and to raise aware­ness of men­tal health con­di­tions that can af­fect one in four peo­ple em­ployed in our in­dus­try.

“Funds raised by the HIA Char­ity Home will help us start rolling out work­place education ini­tia­tives in con­junc­tion with ma­jor builders and sup­pli­ers across the coun­try.”

Dale Al­cock Homes gen­eral man­ager Cameron Lade said the home was sure to have wide ap­peal and would no doubt at­tract hun­dreds of vis­i­tors ahead of the auc­tion.

“This is a stun­ning coastal res­i­dence that is ready to move straight into, so we an­tic­i­pate plenty of in­ter­est from fam­i­lies who want a brand-new home, as well as in­ter­est from in­vestors who know it will be an at­trac­tive propo­si­tion for ten­ants,” Mr Lade said.

Spa­cious and well-planned, the de­sign in­cor­po­rates live­able home prin­ci­ples, with con­sid­er­a­tions such as wide door­frames and hob­less show­ers, mak­ing it com­fort­able for peo­ple of all ages and abil­i­ties.

The home is also packed with qual­ity fit­tings and fin­ishes, in­clud­ing high ceil­ings, NBN con­nec­tions, Cae­sar­stone bench­tops, tim­ber floor­ing, a fridge/freezer, wash­ing ma­chine, dryer and mi­crowave.

“I’m sure vis­i­tors to the house will agree it is an ideal fam­ily home in a new beach­side es­tate that al­ready fea­tures es­tab­lished parks, has a close-knit com­mu­nity on the doorstep and of­fers a range of out­door fit­ness and week­end beach ac­tiv­i­ties or­gan­ised by Stock­land as part of its com­mu­nity pro­grams,” Mr Lade said.

Be­yond­blue chief ex­ec­u­tive Ge­orgie Hay­man said the or­gan­i­sa­tion was grate­ful for the gen­eros­ity of the ini­tia­tive.

The home, on Ce­leste Street in Eglin­ton, is open ev­ery week­end un­til the auc­tion. Visit http://hia.com.au/cfhome for open­ing hours.

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