12 facts about our bridging accommodation facility

  1. The corporate and not-for-profit sector have teamed up to create a facility that will help those affected by domestic and family violence. Mirvac and developer Halcyon, in partnership with not-for-profit organisation DVConnect have created a purpose-built domestic violence bridging accommodation facility. 
  2. The facility is the first of it’s kind where the corporate sector has approached the not-for-profit sector and the two have worked in collaboration to build a facility such a facility.
  3. The facility is not a refuge, it is for women and children after they have escaped a domestic violence situation, where they want to remain on the Gold Coast, close to their employment or support system. Or, for women who have been in a refuge, but are now looking to transition into independent housing. This facility provides a financially viable and supportive stepping stone that cements rental history and enables access to local supports, safety, local schools, and independence through provision of a stable home environment.
  4. The land was donated by Mirvac (A White Ribbon Accredited workplace)
  5. The design and build was donated by Halcyon.
  6. Over 90 Halcyon suppliers and contracts donated their time, materials and labour.
  7. Halcyon’s community home owners have fundraising events such as charity balls and have raised $50,000 to help furnish the facility.
  8. Mirvac and Halcyon have donated the $1.67 million facility to DVConnect who will now manage the operational logistics.
  9. The property has 5 units. 2 one-bedroom units, including a unit for disabled, 2 two-bedroom units and 1 three bedroom unit, each with their own kitchenette, living area and courtyard. It also has a communal kitchen, living room, laundry, play area, garage, administration office, 24/7 security camera system, an alarm, as well as keypad entry on all doors and gates.
  10. The bridging accommodation facility is located on the Gold Coast and the Gold Coast City Council have generously agreed to donate 100% of the water and sewage rates and 90% of the Annual General Rates.
  11. Mirvac and Halcyon’s intent is for other developers and builders to use this as a template and recreate similar accommodation around the country.
  12. It will be officially opened on Tuesday 27 August 2019 by the Honourable Di Farmer, Minister for the Prevention of Domestic & Family Violence and the Minister for Child Safety, Youth & Women.



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About Halcyon

Halcyon have been a proud Queensland based builder for over 15 years. They are known for their reputation as builders who stand for quality, value, customer service and innovation. Halcyon create lifestyle communities. Halcyon was the first over 50s developer to deliver superior energy-rated homes in Australia. They were also the first to build houses with energy-efficient and environment-sensitive Hebel panelling. They were the first to achieve a UDIA six-leaf EnviroDevelopment Certification for an Australian retirement project. They’re currently developing Australia’s first golf and residential lifestyle community – Halcyon Greens, located on the Gold Coast. This is their biggest community yet.

Find out more about Halcyon.


About Mirvac

Mirvac have been reimagining urban live in Australia since 1972. They have worked alongside Halcyon to create Australia’s first purpose built bridging-accommodation facility for survivors of domestic violence. They create exceptional living experiences through the pursuit of quality and care in every little detail. Their clients benefit from our visionary philosophy, customer first approach and our all-under-one-roof  knowledge, passion, experience, service and delivery.

Find out more about Mirvac.

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I wish to sincerely thank you and the entire DVConnect team for their past and present assistance during these past few years of family turmoil. Without such a wonderful service it would be that much harder for women and children.

Jenny, Northgate Brisbane

We need your support.

With your donation we can:

  • Provide more emergency transport and accommodation to those escaping violence.
  • Provide more temporary accommodation for pets whose families have escaped domestic violence, until they set up a permanent home.
  • Provide more specialist counselling to those who have experienced domestic violence and/or sexual assault.
  • Educate the community about how we can help them, or someone they love, escape a domestically abusive relationship.