In March 2021, Kane Constructions was approached by Master Builders of Australia (MBA) ACT to build a stand-out million-dollar charity home in the new Canberra suburb of Strathnairn at Ginninderry.
The design and construction of this home is led by females, and every trade used in the project will have a female apprentice. Participants from Ginninderry’s SPARK and Build Like a Girl, JobTrainer Women in Trades program will use the project as a live training site.
Joanne Farrell, Kane’s ACT General Manager is driving Kane’s passion for more women in the industry, both in management and in trades. It’s only fitting that the home is situated on Rachel Makinson street, the first woman to become CSIRO’s Chief Research Scientist in the Division of Textile Physics.
Collaborating with Kane on the design of this home is CK Architecture, INDESCO and Light House Architecture & Science. Proceeds from the sale will benefit local charities; Hands Across Canberra, Pegasus Riding for the Disabled, Karinya House, and Canberra City Care.
Master Builders Association ACT president Graciete Ferreira states that charity house projects are a powerful way to bring the construction sector together to create significant community impact:
“This is the fourth charity house project that the MBA has been involved with and it’s incredible to see the willingness of the local building and construction industry to jump on board. This project will see dozens of builders, apprentices, subcontractors and trade suppliers donate their time to deliver a quality home that represents the best of the local industry”.
Kane is proud to be delivering this significant project for Canberra and thrilled to be partnering with exceptional subcontractors, suppliers and consultants to deliver this home for Ginninderry and the wider community.
Construction of the Strathnairn Charity House is underway with completion, and the all-important auction, targeted for late 2021.