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Haven House Balgowlah


Number of bedrooms
Building Partner
SMLXL Projects
Charity Partner
The Burdekin Association

House Opening Invite!

What you need to know

  • When: 9 June
  • Time: 10:30am – 12:00pm
  • Where: 10 Serpentine Cres, North Balgowlah NSW 2093

Haven House Balgowlah is a project for the Burdekin Association, a not-for-profit Out of Home Care and youth homelessness organisation. Working with children and young people in Out of Home Care (OOHC), up to the age of 18 when they must exit the OOHC system.  With the help of our building partner Smlxl Projects, we are looking to renovate the two-bedroom living space in order to support the Youth Housing Program to help significantly strengthen opportunities in education, employment and housing.   

Balgowlah Build is Underway!


Renovation work is underway on Haven House Balgowlah on Sydney’s Northern Beaches

Demo has begun on a full reno of a two-bedroom home in Balgowlah, in collaboration with SMLXL Projects.

“We’ve been in partnership with the Property Industry Foundation for a number of years, and when the opportunity came up to be involved in the Haven House Project, we just grabbed it,”

Lisa Mort, CEO SMLXL Projects

Once completed, The Burdekin Association will use the home to run a semi-independent housing program for at-risk young people, including young mums and their children. This vibrant non-profit organisation aims to prevent youth homelessness and family breakdown by providing a range of innovative accommodation, care and support services to young people aged between 9 and 24 and their families on Sydney’s Northern Beaches and the Inner West.

Over the course of 2022, the rundown cottage will be transformed into a modern, welcoming space which will provide two residents with life and parenting skills and opportunities to engage in education and employment and secure stable long-term housing.

“This particular project really appealed to us, It’s helping young women in need, possible women with children, and that really pulled at our heartstrings. We can make a really big impact in some young women’s lives. We have a lot of young staff at SMLXL and they’re starting their own families and have young kids. Being able to relate to the life stage of the young people in need that we’re helping, it really puts everything in perspective.”

Lisa Mort, CEO SMLXL Projects

Lisa encourages other industry leaders to get on board with supporting the work of the Property industry Foundation.

“Honestly, if you’ve got the opportunity to be involved in a project like this, you should jump on it.”

Lisa Mort, CEO SMLXL Projects

SMLXL Projects are specialists in design, construction, fit-out and refurbishment in workplace, retail and commercial fit outs of all shapes, sizes and levels of project complexity. With a highly skilled and diverse set of people, SMLXL can build the right team to fit your project and delivery needs.

Balgowlah Make a House a Home day!



Haven House Balgowlah House Opening