South Hedland Aged Persons Housing
IBN Corporation Pty Ltd
2013 – 2014
Project Manager and Superintendent
This is the first project undertaken by IBN Corporation to develop land acquired from the State for the specific purpose of providing homes for frail and elderly Aboriginal residents of South Hedland.
Insight’s role was to assist IBN and the Elders to develop a design that is specific to the cultural and community needs, while at the same time providing a home that has been designed to cater for aging in place, environmental comfort and security. IPS managed the design process through construction and facilitated the handover to IBN and the Elders. The project was completed in June 2014.
The development provides seven dwellings including a 2 bedroom dwelling as a residence for the caretakers. Critical to the success of the development was the creation of a community area where the residents, family and visitors can gather in a safe environment. This area includes a firepit, seating and ablutions all contained within a carefully thought out landscape design that provides shade throughout the day.