Carpentaria is proud to be driving the development of a purpose-built facility designed to promote shared services and efficient service delivery located at 37 Henbury Avenue in Tiwi.
Supported by the Australian and Northern Territory Governments, ‘Harry’s Place – a shared community space’, will offer a range of community, allied health, education, training and direct care services. Stage One of this exciting initiative is now complete and encompasses a fully equipped Administration Building featuring shared services including reception, kitchens, print and meeting and conference rooms.
The project provides a unique shared services facility in the heart of Darwin’s northern suburbs and will support community sector and non-profit organisations through shared corporate and reception services as well as adaptable conference and meeting room facilities.
Jointly funded by the Australian and Northern Territory Government’s, this is the culmination of many years of work by Carpentaria and other like-minded stakeholders to create opportunities for long term sustainability and future partnerships in community services. Carpentaria acknowledges the $10m funding support of the Northern Territory Government through the ‘Boosting Our Economy’ funding package for Stage One which includes the Administration Building and the $8.5m of Australian Government funding which will support Stage Two developments which are expected to commence later this year.
Harry’s Place is named in recognition of Harry Giese, Director of Welfare in the Northern Territory Government (1954 – 1970) and the first President of the then Northern Territory Spastics Association which was established in 1973. The precinct aims to:
- Serve a vital role in the community by creating the opportunity for the co-location of a range of community, allied health, education and training and direct care services
- Develop critical mass, economies of scale and efficiencies across the community services sector so more resources are directed at front line services to build organisational capacity, self-sustainability and less reliance on Government funding
- Address disadvantage by providing purpose-built, multi organisation, integrated community infrastructure that creates opportunities and improves the lives of disadvantaged Territorians
- Enhance the long term sustainability of community service providers
The Harry’s Place logo utilises a multi coloured circle of people to represent both the participants and staff, as well as the organisations co-locating and utilising the shared services model of delivery and outcomes. The tagline clearly articulates what Harry’s Place is and represents – a shared community space for all to enjoy.
The Administration Building will be officially opened by Chief Minister Michael Gunner on Wednesday 30 May.