Cancer charity house project takes shape

IT may look like any other new home being built in the burgeoning estates on Warrnambool’s northern fringes, but there is something very different about the construction at 24 Wangoom Road.

With the slab poured and the framework starting to go up, progress on the Peter’s Project charity house is obvious. What isn’t visible is the amount of in-kind support the build is receiving from tradespeople and other local businesses. 

More than 100 volunteers including builders, plumbers, electricians, tradespeople, store owners and other business figures are freely giving their time and money towards building the house.

The concept was announced in February and soon after builders Bryan and Peterson started preparing the site for construction. 

The block in the Toohey Estate was donated by the St Joseph’s Catholic Parish, which owned the land before opening it up for development in the late 2000s.

On Tuesday the slab was poured and yesterday builders started putting up the framework and roof trusses. 

Construction manager Peter Koenig said the project was moving along well and it was hoped the home would be ready for auction in November. 

He said builders were donating their time on Fridays and Saturdays to work on the house. 

“Things are progressing well now,” he said. 

“With the framework going up we are really getting stuck into it.” 

It’s hoped the sale of the house will raise roughly $300,000 for the Peter’s Project Foundation. 

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