2022 Archbishop’s Christmas Appeal for LifeLink: Housing strategy to see 12 new homes built over the next three years

17 Nov 2022

By The Record

Identitywa Board Chair Graeme Mander, members of the Identitywa Board, CEO Marina Re, Mayor of Cannington Patrick Hall, General Manager of building partner INKA, Danielle Devereux, and key INKA staff gathered to pick up their shovels as a sign of commencing the next building project located in East Cannington. Photo: Supplied.

The opportunity to gather for a ‘Turning of the Sod’ ceremony is one which everyone involved in Identitywa’s Housing project gets pretty excited about!

Last month, Wednesday 12 October, Identitywa Board Chair Graeme Mander, members of the Identitywa Board, CEO Marina Re, Mayor of Cannington Patrick Hall, General Manager of building partner INKA, Danielle Devereux, and key INKA staff gathered to pick up their shovels as a sign of commencing the next building project located in East Cannington.

“Identitywa has a Housing Strategy, and a strong commitment to providing high-quality housing that will see over 12 new homes built in a three-year period,” explained Graeme Mander.

“This site was part of parish land owned by St Francis Parish and, more recently St Joseph’s Queens Park Parish. We are grateful to the Archdiocese of Perth for enabling this development to proceed,” he said.

Three state-of-the-art homes will be built, one for participants who require high physical support and two for those who require homes with improved liveability.

“A total of 10 people will be able to live in these high-quality homes,” said Graeme.

“INKA is the builder once again, continuing our solid relationship with them as a preferred builder for Identitywa homes.

Mayor Hall said it was important for the City of Cannington to support diverse housing options.

“It is our role to assist,” said Mayor Hall.

“I can’t wait to return and see the transformation when the homes are completed.

“We are all looking forward to the finished result!”

Identitywa is one of the many social service agencies established and supported by the Church in the Archdiocese of Perth.

The Archbishop’s 2022 Christmas Appeal for LifeLink which was officially launched in all parishes on the weekend of Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 November 2022 is the only opportunity the Archbishop takes each year to ask the Catholic community to support our brothers and sisters in need.

The appeal aims to raise at least $650,000 for people in need this Christmas.

Donate to the 2022 LifeLink Christmas Appeal by Clicking Here

Watch Archbishop Costelloe’s 2022 Christmas Appeal Message

Read the Archbishop’s Letter by Clicking Here

2022-Archbishops-Christmas-Appeal-Parish-Letter.pdf (lifelink.com.au)

A registered NDIS provider, Identitywa is one of WA’s leading agencies supporting people with disability to live the life they choose. For more information, go to www.identitywa.com.au or call 9474 3033.