Cairnlea – Women’s Housing

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Women’s Housing Initiative provides disadvantaged women and their children with safe, affordable housing.

Of the eight houses built in the Melbourne northern suburb of Cairnlea, six are for women exiting correctional facilities.

Women’s Housing Initiative is a community housing developer with houses and apartments across Melbourne’s inner and outer suburbs. They build secure futures for women and children in need by developing and providing good quality, long term, affordable housing.

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Basso Project Management provided complete project management and superintendent services pro bono.

“Lack of budget meant there was no room for any contingency. This meant constant questioning and refining to ensure there were no costly variations.” Elia Basso, Director, Basso Project Management

Client

  • Women’s Property Initiatives (formerly Victorian Women’s Housing Association)

Role

  • Project Management
  • Superintendent

Challenges

  • Rock excavation
  • Security issues
  • Budget issues
  • No contingency
  • Pro Bono