East Perth Common Ground construction contract awarded to construction firm ADCO

The East Perth Common Ground project has reached a major milestone today with ADCO Constructions Pty Ltd (ADCO) confirmed as the building contractor to deliver the estimated $70 million project.

The East Perth Common Ground forms part of the Homelessness Housing Projects commitment jointly funded between the Australian and State Governments. The Homelessness Housing Projects are providing housing and support services to vulnerable people.

The Common Ground model provides a mix of permanent housing options for people experiencing homelessness, rough sleeping or on low incomes, together with wraparound supports.

The 112 self-contained apartments will be delivered on the corner of Hill and Wellington Streets with construction set to commence in coming months.

ADCO is an Australian owned company formed in 1972, with over 50 years of industry experience. Their Western Australian portfolio includes major CBD projects such as the Art Gallery of Western Australia, the Parmelia Hilton, and the Public Transport Operations Control Centre project currently underway in East Perth.

A tender process to identify service providers to provide tenancy and additional supports for East Perth Common Ground is expected to commence in late 2023. 

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.

Comments attributable to Federal Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government Catherine King:

“Today marks a significant milestone for the East Perth Common Ground project, to which the Albanese Labor Government is contributing $8 million.

“This is a fantastic example of all levels of government working together to deliver strategic, place-based urban development to the benefit of all Western Australians.”

Comments attributable to Federal Minister for Housing Julie Collins:

“The Albanese Labor Government is committed to ensuring more Australians have a safe place to call home, and I’m proud of our involvement in this project which will help make a real difference to people’s lives.

“We are not wasting a day when it comes to addressing Australia’s housing and homelessness challenges, and I look forward to continuing to work closely with our State counterparts on future projects.”

Comments attributable to WA Housing and Homelessness Minister John Carey:

“The WA Government is delivering a record investment of $2.6 billion into social housing and homelessness measures over four years, which will see the delivery of 4,000 homes.

“We’re focused on delivering a Housing First approach that is evidence-based and provides tangible long-term outcomes for our most vulnerable rough sleepers.

“We have a clear focus to assist people sleeping rough and give them access to appropriate accommodation and intensive wrap-around supports to enable them to transition into long-term housing options.

“The East Perth Common Ground project will deliver accommodation and support for some of our most vulnerable community members.

“ADCO has a proven track record of delivering high-quality public infrastructure projects and they will now work hard to deliver the East Perth Common Ground project.”

Quotes attributable to Federal Member for Perth Patrick Gorman:

“This is a project designed in partnership with the community from the ground up. This partnership includes community housing and community service organisations, Aboriginal community-controlled organisations and other Australian Common Ground services.

“People experiencing homelessness have been central to ensuring East Perth Common Ground meets the needs of its tenants.”