Minister McGurk has announced that the second Common Ground facility will be built in the City of Mandurah.
In December 2019, the State Government announced $35 million of capital funding for the planning, design and construction of two Common Ground facilities in Western Australia.
The Common Ground project is a key part of All Paths Lead to a Home: Western Australia’s 10 Year Strategy on Homelessness 2020 - 2030. It will work towards ending rough sleeping, improving Aboriginal well being and providing innovative housing programs.
Common Ground is a model of permanent, supportive housing in a purpose-built complex, for adults who have experienced chronic homelessness or are low income earners. The model is based on a ‘housing first’ approach, where people experiencing homelessness and rough sleeping are placed in housing as a first priority and provided with wrap around supports.