Logan Housing Project
Empowering young women to prosperity, and strengthening Queensland communities through partnership.
You’re invited to join a small coalition of partners to deliver safe and supported housing for young Queensland women and their children.
Join us to deliver an end-to-end, best practice housing solution to help young women experiencing homelessness get back on their feet and develop the skills and resources they need to live independently.
This model combines a safe place to live within a community environment, with individualised case management so tenants receive the support they need, in the way they need it. This integrated delivery allows for healing, skills development, goal setting and achievement and will significantly increase the opportunities available to our tenants and their children for the rest of their lives.
The successful delivery of this site will be the catalyst for similar implementation sites across Queensland.
Our vision is to provide young women with a place to call home while they stabilise their lives, and are supported to develop their life skills and opportunities and build great futures for themselves and their children.
Chief Executive Officer
The Lady Musgrave Trust
About the Project
Help young women get back on their feet.
Thanks to the generous donation of a large block of land by a developer in Logan and the support of the Property Industry Foundation, The Lady Musgrave Trust is on track to deliver a new supported, transitional housing complex for young mothers (aged 18-24 years) and their children by late 2024.
This exciting “shovel ready” project seeks to create an additional four safe and secure self-contained units in the Logan region, with common space for learning and support activities and an office for on-site support. Once completed this development will provide young Queensland women with approximately 4,000 additional nights of safety per year.
By combining the strengths of various individuals, organisations and agencies for collective impact, this project has secured:
- An ideal, flat corner block of land at Logan, located near a bus stop and within walking distance to a local park, with thanks to the donation of land from a generous developer
- A project team of high-profile professionals contributing their development and construction skills and expertise pro bono, with thanks to the Property Industry Foundation. The project team includes leaders from:
- Kane Constructions – Project Director
- MACE – Project Manager
- Blight Rayner – Architect
- Xburo – Engineer
- Saunders Havill Group – Planner and Landscape Architect
- Architectural designs for the complex assisted by feedback from young Logan mums through a co-design process
- Commitment from Logan-based community organisation YFS to provide in-kind case management support for residents, supporting them to develop skills, connections and confidence
- Property management services to be delivered by a Registered Housing Provider
- Pro bono legal advice, with thanks to HopgoodGanim Lawyers
- 3 x 2 bedroom self-contained units, one of which is a fully accessible design
- 1 x 3 bedroom self-contained unit
- Common space indoors and outdoors for connection and community, program delivery, group work
- Additional large communal kitchen for group activities
- Co-designed with input from young Logan mums
- Land size: 731m2
- Size of the complex: 417m2
- Office for on-site support and allied services
- Designed to be environmentally sustainable and economical.
What is needed
We need your support.
We’re looking to raise a further $2 million to go towards construction costs, so this complex can be urgently built and young women and children can receive the safety and support they need to move forward.