Property Industry Foundation


PIF connects us with other organisations all the time to help alleviate child and youth homelessness. These organisations are across a variety of industries providing numerous services and products that will help services like ours to keep youth safe and secure.

“Over the last 18 months we have undertaken tremendous growth, opening new houses for vulnerable young people. The houses we have opened have immediately become homes, due  to the wonderful work The property Industry Foundation do in partnership with very generous organisations.

New property renovation in Balgowlah - part of The Haven Project

An exciting new property renovation is on the way to being a new home for our young people.

The Property Industry Foundation (PIF), SMLXL Projects and Bridge Housing have teamed up with us in support of our Youth Housing Program to renovate a two-bedroom house – Haven House in Balgowlah – with Bridge Housing administering the lease arrangements with the young people.

Graham Bargwanna from the Burdekin Association had this to say:

The Burdekin Association are so thrilled and grateful for the support of The Property Industry Foundation and SMLXL Projects in creating a beautiful home for the young people who have been on our waiting list for housing.  We so appreciate not only the generosity of their money, time and skills, but also the enthusiasm in which they are undertaking this project.  Housing for vulnerable homeless young people is in extremely short supply.  We are so excited this project is happening!

Follow progress of the new home-to-be

Work is about to commence and expected to be completed by the end of May.

PIF work collaboratively with several charities to break the cycle of youth homelessness, including the Burdekin Association. Their aim is to change lives for the better and as part of their work PIF connects us regularly with other organisations so we, in turn, can alleviate child and youth homelessness. One such organisation is SMLXL Projects, a fabulous company whose staff have thrown their weight behind renovating this new property.

Bridge Housing provides long-term accommodation for people on low to moderate incomes through their property portfolio across Sydney. For Haven House Bridge Housing will be the community housing provider managing the property on behalf of the “owner” (the Land and Housing Commission). The young people who live in the property will enter into a lease with Bridge Housing.

The Burdekin Association is the youth services provider responsible for the case management of each young person living in the house.

You can view more about the project over on the PIF website, thank you so much to our supporters – we can’t wait to see the final result and if this inspires you to become involved, please reach out – we would love to hear from you!

More projects from PIF and partners

We would like to give a huge shout-out to Multiplex Construction and the Property Industry Foundation. Their support involved considerable time and financial investment into completing works on one of our properties. Work included a remodeled and widened front yard, security lights, replacement of two kitchens and more. Where would we be without our community?!

“On all of our projects Multiplex looks for ways to make connections with the community that will have a lasting impact. Connecting PIF and Burdekin with our supply chain and working together to deliver this much needed renovation was the ideal way to create value for the community that will be felt long after we have finished the Project at St Leonards. It was a pleasure to be involved.”

Thanks also to

Further thanks must also be extended to: Euroline Joinery, Austral Interiors, Goldline Electrical, Peter Kelly Flooring, Moits, Planet Plumbing, AYZ Landscapes, Team Members Tiling, Harvey Norman Commercial and Metrotex Painting and Decorating. As well as, special thanks to our own Matt Nugent, Jade Nicholson (Multiplex) and Maureen Collins (PIF) for bringing the project to fruition…. amazing, amazing commitment and goodwill.

Multiplex Construction and the Property Industry Foundation supporting The Burdekin Association

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