Specialised Project

Melbourne Indigenous Transition School

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.