The Melbourne Indigenous Transition School (MITS) in Richmond is a unique, not-for-profit educational support program for Indigenous students – an organisation which Qanstruct was happy to support. MITS has developed a new model for education of Indigenous students from remote and regional communities across Australia whereby each year 22 students come from a remote community to live at the school. They are met with a warm, home-style environment that celebrates culture and understands the challenges of transitioning from their community to the big city.
The MITS boarding house is a unique building named ‘Lockington House’ tucked away in a niche pocket of Richmond in VIC. The Qanstruct Team helped to restore the building and perform some upgrades, including;
- Demolishing and rebuilding the rear portion of an existing dwelling
- Conduct refurbishments, as well as
- Construct a new dwelling to the rear of the building
- Outdoor decking and an integrated fire pit connecting the two dwellings
- Landscaped seating area
- Commercial kitchen and dining facilities
- Accommodation for male and female students
- Office accommodation
The result of these works has given MITS a stunning and welcoming centre to house the wave of students each year, representing the bright future that is ahead of them.