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Pemulwuy – project on the up and up!

This article is sponsored by the Aboriginal Housing Company’s Pemulwuy Project. Authorised by Michael Mundine, CEO, Aboriginal Housing Company Limited

REDFERN: As we move into the second month of 2020 we would like to acknowledge the work carried out over the holiday season on the Pemulwuy site. Formwork construction continued throughout December and January, which resulted in more levels going up on Precinct 1 and 3.

Everyone who has stopped by the site recently to say hello to Uncle Micky has been especially happy to see the affordable housing gain ground. The 62 dwellings are a mix of apartments and townhouses for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people only to rent through us (the Aboriginal Housing Company).

We are also excited to see the gym and gallery spaces taking shape. The ground floor of the gym will house fitness and weight training equipment, and a boxing ring. A mezzanine level will be dedicated to floor-exercise classes and will include another boxing ring. A lift between the two floors has already been installed. Our new Elouera Tony Mundine Gym will be a wonderful state-of-the-art facility for the whole community to enjoy.

On Precinct 1 (Affordable housing/gym/gallery): We are up to level 6 on the apartments above the gym! The roof pour will be completed this month, along with the ground-level slab for the townhouses. Level 1 of the apartments and the gym has been stripped with the formwork taken out. Bricklaying commenced in the basement along with plumbing for stormwater drainage and fire hydrants.

On Precinct 3 (Col James Student Accommodation): Over Christmas 2019, level 2 was completed and level 3 has been poured. Level 4, parts 1 and 2, are being completed this month and 90 per cent of the screening has been installed.

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