19 June 2020

Local charities benefit from proceeds of Franklin Charity House

| My Gungahlin
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Chief Minister Katy Gallagher has presented more than $580,000 to five local charities from the proceeds of the sale of he Franklin Charity House.

Franklin Charity House has been a joint project between the ACT Government’s Land Development Agency (LDA), the Master Builders Association (MBA) of the ACT and many Canberra businesses.

“This is a very exciting project and one that will make a significant difference to five Canberra charities who make an essential contribution to our community on a daily basis and it is a pleasure to be able to present these cheques today.” The Chief Minister said.”The Franklin Charity House project is a great example of how government and the private sector are working together to achieve a great outcome for those groups who work hard to help the vulnerable people in our community.”

The charities to benefit are the YWCA Canberra, YouthCARE Canberra, Canberra Men’s Centre, Inanna and Toora Women, all who assist vulnerable people in our community.

“More than 100 Canberra businesses contributed to significant amount of time, resources and products, ranging from building materials to marketing and legal advice, to achieve this wonderful result.”

The 384sqm, four bedroom, two storey home was designed by Designs by Mahony and built by Classic Constructions and includes Adaptable Housing standards.

The home is seven star energy rated and features an 8,000 litre water tank, hydronic heating and solar hot water and is built on a 1,014sqm block.

“It is great to hear how these cheques from the proceeds of the Franklin Charity House will make a practical difference to the operations of these charities, and thank all those who have contributed their time, expertise or labour to make this house such a success”. The Chief Minister said.

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