Harvey Norman Commercial Victoria gives helping hand

To Melbourne youth at risk.

Harvey Norman Commercial Victoria has taken part in the $8 million redevelopment of Melbourne City Missions’ Frontyard Youth Services to create a world-first 24 hour service for young people experiencing, or at risk of, homelessness.

Harvey Norman Commercial Victoria is one of the key suppliers to the project, along with support from Melbourne City Mission, the Victorian Government, and philanthropists including The Peter and Lyndy White Foundation, and the Property Industry Foundation.

Harvey Norman senior account manager, Melissa Goedheer said they found out about the redevelopment of Frontyard through Built, the main builder for project.

“Built is a major commercial client of ours and we work together a lot with high-density developments. When they told us about Frontyard, we thought it was a great project that we would love to be a part of. We spoke to some of our core suppliers including Fisher & Paykel and Husky who were happy to get involved as well,” she said.

Minister Martin Foley visits Frontyard before renovation

Harvey Norman Commercial Victoria director, Glenda Bailey commented, “We are delighted to have been introduced as a supply partner of the redevelopment of Frontyard. With our strong commercial relationship with Built, we recognised the support this project would provide to our local youth community.”

A large consortium of consultants and suppliers in the property industry, through the property industry foundation, are donating their services and resources to the Frontyard redevelopment.

The pro-bono consultant team who has made the redevelopment possible include Case Meallin, Built, Fender Katsalidis, NDY, Wood & Grieve Engineers, Hendry Group, Slattery, Ashurst, Urbis, Equitable Access Solutions and Irwinconsult.

Suppliers who have donated materials to this project include Harvey Norman, Highbury Plumbing, Haydens Ceiling & Partitions, Signorino Tiles, and Taubmans Paint.

Render of the new project

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