Mandurah Common Ground

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The Department of Communities is leading the delivery of the state’s two Common Ground facilities, in East Perth and Mandurah, to help address the issue of chronic homelessness in WA.

Originating in New York City more than 20 years ago, Common Ground is a model of permanent, supportive housing in a purpose-built facility, for adults who have experienced homelessness or are low-income earners.

The model, which has been successfully adopted in other Australian cities, is based on a ‘housing first' approach, where people are placed in housing as a first priority and provided with wrap-around supports.

On 8 September 2021, the Hon Simone McGurk MLA, Minister for Community Services, announced a Common Ground facility will be built at 81-87A Allnutt Street, Mandurah.

The State Government has committed $28.1 million for Mandurah Common Ground in the 2021/22 State Budget.

Reflecting Communities’ commitment to quality stakeholder engagement, input will be sought from a range of stakeholders during the development of the facility.

Common Ground is a key component of the State Government’s All Paths Lead to a Home: Western Australia’s 10 Year Strategy on Homelessness 2020–2030, which aims to improve outcomes for Western Australians experiencing, or at risk of, homelessness.

How can I find out more?

Further information will be provided on this page as the project progresses. A series of FAQs for the Mandurah Common Ground site is available.

To find out more about Common Ground please:

The Department of Communities is leading the delivery of the state’s two Common Ground facilities, in East Perth and Mandurah, to help address the issue of chronic homelessness in WA.

Originating in New York City more than 20 years ago, Common Ground is a model of permanent, supportive housing in a purpose-built facility, for adults who have experienced homelessness or are low-income earners.

The model, which has been successfully adopted in other Australian cities, is based on a ‘housing first' approach, where people are placed in housing as a first priority and provided with wrap-around supports.

On 8 September 2021, the Hon Simone McGurk MLA, Minister for Community Services, announced a Common Ground facility will be built at 81-87A Allnutt Street, Mandurah.

The State Government has committed $28.1 million for Mandurah Common Ground in the 2021/22 State Budget.

Reflecting Communities’ commitment to quality stakeholder engagement, input will be sought from a range of stakeholders during the development of the facility.

Common Ground is a key component of the State Government’s All Paths Lead to a Home: Western Australia’s 10 Year Strategy on Homelessness 2020–2030, which aims to improve outcomes for Western Australians experiencing, or at risk of, homelessness.

How can I find out more?

Further information will be provided on this page as the project progresses. A series of FAQs for the Mandurah Common Ground site is available.

To find out more about Common Ground please:

Page last updated: 30 September 2021, 11:49