CHARITY HOME A WINNER FOR ALL
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.