Frankston Progress Report
February 2018 Update
The Haven Frankston project will soon be completed. Twenty (20) fully self-contained one bedroom units are currently under construction at our Ebdale Street site and will be completed in March 2018. The development will include indoor and outdoor common areas and staff facilities.
THF is grateful to the Victorian State Government for providing the capital funding to build this much-needed accommodation.
Mind Australia has been appointed as the service provider for the Haven Frankston program and is currently taking applications for residency. For further details, please contact Mind at 1300 286 463.
March 2017 Update
Work on project to commence in 2017
Work is expected to commence on Haven Frankston in approximately May 2017 following the State Government’s decision to provide capital funding for the project.
Further details will be provided soon.
December 2014 Update
FCC approves Planning permit
We are pleased to report that the Frankston City Council has approved The Haven Foundations application for a planning permit to construct 20 Units on our site at 9-11 Ebdale St Frankston.
The Haven Foundation thanks Frankston City Council for their ongoing support for this project.
The "Frankston Standard Leader" community newspaper featured an article on the project in its December 8th 2014 edition.
Quote: "A new centre in Frankston providing permament accomodation for people battling mental illness has been hailed as a major breakthrough"
Frankston Councillor Suzette Tayler remarked "This will be fantastic. Everyone deserves to have a home. We have huge problems with mental illness in society."
Councillor Glenn Aitken added "The centre was badly needed in Frankston."
October 2014 Update
Frankston Plans Prepared
Concept plans for the establishment of 20 fully self-contained, one bedroom units, together with common indoor/outdoor areas and staff facilities, have been developed for the Frankston project. Main features of the plans are a recreation room and internal lounge area that face an outdoor courtyard, enabling special events such as residents' birthdays and Christmas to be celebrated in an open plan indoor/outdoor setting. Also, the plans include separate courtyards for each ground floor unit, and private balconies for the first floor apartments.
The plans, which were prepared by Peter Brown Architects, were publicly displayed for the first time on 21 October at the Peninsula Carers'Council AGM, and were enthusiastically accepted by many of the families in attendance. Following a few minor amendments, the plans will be presented to the Frankston City Council at a pre-planning meeting for comment.
The units will eventually be constructed at 9-11 Ebdale Street, a site that The Haven Foundation purchased early in 2013. Upon completion of the project, THF will implement its highly successful Haven Service Model that stipulates the type of support and governance arrangements that will apply to ensure that high quality 24/7 support is provided to the 20 residents.
THF is now seeking financial assistance from supporters to assist with construction costs. Your support will enable us to accommodate many people who live in the area and who are at risk of homelessness. Please donate to the Foundation by clicking on our Donate page.
Your support would be much appreciated.