Wolfdene strives to positively engage with the community through our Wolfdene Community program.
We run a calendar of events to enable residents and visitors to meet some of their neighbours, experience something new and enjoy their surroundings. It’s also an opportunity for us to come along, get to know people and chat about how we can make their neighbourhoods better.
Home sweet home for inaugural ‘Project 28’ residents
Construction is officially complete on the Wolfdene Foundation’s first four specialist disability accommodation units, with the inaugural residents set to move in to their new homes in the coming days.
Located at Wolfdene’s ‘E>ST’ development in Cranbourne East, this milestone is the culmination of more than 3 years of hard work by the Wolfdene Foundation and disability service provider, Blairlogie Living and Learning.
“In 2017, I first met Carolyn (Blairlogie CEO) and her team and I was moved by their vision to supply much needed local disability housing for their clients,” said Wolfdene Managing Director, Michael Goldthorp.
“As a developer of land and housing in Victoria, I admire the positive role local organisations such as Blairlogie play in a creating a strong sense of community and it felt like a natural fit for Wolfdene to help make a difference,” he said.
Collectively, a strategy was developed for a social enterprise model which was formalised as 'Project 28', aimed at helping to address a national shortfall of 28,000 homes by delivering 28 SDA units in the City of Casey by 2028.
“Twenty-eight dwellings may seem like a drop in the ocean in the context of the national numbers, but the difference these homes will make to the lives of the residents and their families is immeasurable.
“To see the hard work of everyone involved come to fruition gives me an enormous sense of pride and we could not have done it without the generous financial support of our major partners; Blueways, Lojac, Arcadia Built, Swan Plumbing and the Mayors Walk for Disability,” Goldthorp said
There are thousands of Australians with disability who are forced to live in unsuitable homes because there are no alternative. Often that means accommodation where people are segregated from the broader community.
This includes those currently living at home with ageing parents, residing in hospitals and young people living in residential aged care facilities.
“On a daily basis we deal with parents who are wondering what is going to happen to their children once they’re gone. Parents in their 70’s and 80’s who have been the primary carers for their adult children suffering from a range of disabilities that require ongoing care,” said Blairlogie CEO, Carolyn Carr.
“The residents for the first four homes were actually selected at the very beginning of the project and they have been waiting patiently for the day they can move in.
“To know that day is nearly here is something I cannot even describe,” Carr said.
Planning is well underway for the next set of units to be delivered at Wolfdene’s ‘Brompton‘ community in Cranbourne South with construction to commence in early 2021.
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The Wolfdene Foundation has partnered with disability service provider Blairlogie to create a social enterprise model that will supply much needed local Specialist Disability Accommodation to the City of Casey.Read Article
In February, Wolfdene sponsored Cranbourne West Primary School’s water safety excursion at Bonbeach.
Run by Life Saving Victoria, the Multicultural Beach Program was a great way to educate students on life saving techniques and water safety messages.Read Article
With stages 1-3 now titled and the first homes starting to go up, this was a great opportunity to capitalise on an exciting milestone in the projects history by welcoming our Stage 1-5 purchasers to Brompton for our very first Meet Your Neighbours event.Read Article
Fresh from a break after the World Titles in London, Morgan Mitchell (Wolfdene Community Ambassador) attended a number of local primary schools in the City of Casey to provide an insight into what it takes to be an elite athlete.Read Article
On a typically warm and windy spring day in Point Cook, Wolfdene joined forces with the Wyndham Council and students from nearby Featherbook College to collect 450 litres of rubbish from the ‘Saratoga’ wetlands.Read Article
Wolfdene Community has partnered with local business, Glascott Landscape and Civil, to build a much needed Sensory Garden at Lyndhurst Primary School.Read Article
The Wolfdene Community Program is off to a great start in 2017, partnering again with local school, Cranbourne West Primary for their much-needed Learn to Swim Program.Read Article
After months of practice, the Cranbourne West Wolves flew to the finish line in this year's RACV Energy Breakthrough event, coming in 49th out of 92 teams from all over Victora.Read Article
Last week our Olympic Ambassador, Morgan Mitchell visited local Wolfdene Community schools in both the South East and West areas of Victoria.Read Article
The Cranbourne West Wolves had their first official Human Powered Vehicle meet for the RACV Energy Breakthrough at Casey Fields on October 15.Read Article
As part of Wolfdene Community, the team have been visiting local schools and delivering programs that aim to actively strengthen children's physical and emotional wellbeing. As part of this, we have been running several yoga classes within schools located on the urban fringe.Read Article
Based on the success of previous terms and feedback from our latest survey, Wolfdene will host a third 11-week program of fun, family-friendly and healthy activities from the Brompton Community Pavilion. Activities are FREE and all are welcome, so please make sure you bring your family and friends.Read Article
At Brompton, we host a range of fun, family-friendly and healthy activities from our Community Pavilion and Cafe. These activities are FREE, open to all and are designed specially to foster connectivity.
To date, we have run several programs including Group Fitness, Boxing (for fitness), Yoga and Cooking classes. These activities attract a range of participants from all over Cranbourne and its surrounds. Here is what Taryn, a land purchaser at Brompton, had to say about her experience so far.Read Article