The Property Industry Foundation and The Salvation Army have joined together in partnership to bring Haven House South Dowling to fruition.

Essence is providing pro-bono project management & superintendent services for their second PIF Haven House project.

Haven House South Dowling is PIF’s largest project to date and will provide 9 x 2 bedroom apartments and a 1 x 1 bedroom apartment, as well as communal spaces and meeting rooms. The Property Industry Foundation will manage Haven House South Dowling having secured a 50-year lease from the City of Sydney and achieved planning and building approvals.

The Foundation has a unique project funding model. Roberts Co has joined the project as the lead construction partner. While The Salvation Army will deliver programs and services to residents

By partnering with one of the country’s most trusted charities the Property Industry Foundation has ensured residents of Haven House South Dowling will have access to a wide range of programs and services which address the often complex health and welfare needs of young people who are experiencing homelessness.

Essence is proud to be a platinum donor of PIF.



the aged care model

The current NCC falls short in guiding interior design and accessibility for aged care. New design standards will address this align to the Aged Care Quality Standards, ensuring safe, welcoming environments for seniors.


Introducing our new
parental leave policy

We have recently updated our Parental Leave Policy to provide parents with additional support after welcoming a new child into their family. Our new Parental Leave Policy provides the primary carer with 12 weeks of paid leave and 26 weeks of superannuation.


Project managing
heritage buildings

Project Director Chris Callaghan was interviewed on his experience in the project management of heritage buildings and why this field is so unique. Chris has worked on numerous heritage projects, including the Locomotive Workshops in South Eveleigh, 5 Martin Place, 100 Harris Street in Pyrmont, and The Sandstones Precinct on Bridge Street. Chris is passionate about the adaptive reuse of heritage buildings, and in this interview, he tells us why.


From Sydney to Japan.
A tour of Toyosu Fish Market

Project Director Reece Tabor has spent the last five days in Japan with a team from the Sydney Fish Market and Investment NSW, touring the world’s biggest fish market in Toyosu.


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