28 Aug Interactive and Independent Living in Knox City
Melba is pleased to introduce Manja Wirth and David Connors, the team responsible for an exciting new residential development in the Knox Central Activity Precinct.
Manja has significant experience in the disability sector, working with agencies and statutory bodies in a quality role.
It’s this experience that has driven Manja to address the lack of suitable housing for people with disabilities, and she is excited to be part of the solution. ‘Really, what excites me is that I can make a difference.’
Manja has partnered with David Connors – a builder with 35 years’ experience in domestic and commercial projects, and contractor to the Victorian Building Authority.
He is working to ensure that the ‘1 Jackson’ project is ‘at the forefront of what’s available in terms of interactive technology and user-friendly fittings’ so that people can live as independently as possible.
‘1 Jackson’ will include 16 one- and two-bedroom apartments for people with a mixture of abilities and support requirements, including one overnight residence for support staff.
The location is ideal – within 100 metres of Knox City, close to a community hub, shops, restaurants and public transport.
David and Manja hope to create a real community feel at ‘1 Jackson’, and plans include shared indoor and outdoor spaces for events, celebrations and entertaining guests.
Construction at ‘1 Jackson’ is due to commence late 2018 with estimated completion in early 2020.