Charity to break ground

A second HIA Charitable Foundation charity house is on the way exclusively designed with a pool and landscaping for perfect Sunshine Coast living.

HIACF charity house

Previous charity home

HIA along with Stockland and Dale Alcock Homes, come together over 2015 and 2016 to build the inaugural HIACF charity home in Perth. The home went to auction in March and sold on the day, with proceeds helping to address mental health issues in the residential building industry.

Plans are well underway for the second HIA Charitable Foundation (HIACF) charity home in Queensland with ground breaking due to happen in November this year and sale scheduled for spring 2019. Stylemaster Homes is the builder with Avid Property Group as the land developer of the new estate, Harmon, in south-east Queensland.

Stylemaster Homes is a long-term and significant donor to the HIACF since its inception. The generosity continues with the commitment to this project including the priceless donation of their team’s skills and services to build an exclusively designed home for the HIACF project. The contemporary family home, with the outdoor landscaping centred around a signature Stylemaster Homes swimming pool, will be a perfect reflection of the Sunshine Coast lifestyle.

Avid Property Group has jumped on board with the commitment of land in a prime position within the new Harmony estate. The development is located in the heart of the Sunshine Coast in the largest master-planned community underway in the Palmview area. The estate has been accredited a six-leaf Enviro Development certificate as a sustainable community masterplan design.

‘Many industry suppliers have shown their support to the project with commitment of products’

Chairman of the HIACF, Ron Dwyer says the foundation is thrilled to have the opportunity to work on the project, following the successful inaugural home in Perth last year.

‘Many industry suppliers have shown their support to the project with commitment of products. Together we are determined to see the home attracts the best possible price resulting in substantial funds being raised for mental health in the residential building industry,’ he says.

The HIACF has partnered with beyondblue in a three-year initiative to help tackle depression, anxiety and substance abuse in the building and construction industry. One in four in our community are affected by these conditions nationwide.

HIACF is also currently funding a suicide prevention campaign that will roll out in the next year.

The HIA Charitable Foundation was introduced in 2012 to provide assistance to a wide range of initiatives across a broad spectrum of worthy causes. Over the past four years the foundation raised $1.2 million providing much-needed funds for specific research into mesothelioma, and for shelter for the homeless and funding mental health improvement.

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