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PROJECTS | Victoria

Melbourne Indigenous Transition School (MITS) Girls Boarding House Refurbishment


Melbourne Indigenous Transition School


McIldowie Partners

Kane Constructions and their fit-out and refurbishment division arete Australia partnered with Melbourne Indigenous Transition School (MITS) under an open book “at cost” approach to refurbish a new girl’s boarding house in Richmond, Melbourne. Works were handed over in January 2020.

MITS exists to create pathways to greater opportunity for Indigenous students from remote and regional communities, so that they may lead lives full of choice and opportunity

Each year MITS delivers a Year 7 program to 22 students after which students can transition to Melbourne partner schools across Independent, Government and Catholic sectors.

The project involved re-purposing an existing church building into a new three level boarding house containing 18 new bedrooms.

Key project partners including Michael Schiavello, PlumbForce – Central Plumbing and Hardware, Cooke & Dowsett, Jade Garden Design & Service, Harvey Norman Commercial, and Reece worked alongside Kane to deliver MITS. Kane is extremely thankful to our project partners for their support.