Kidsafe WA’s New Home
Since Kidsafe WA’s formation in 1980 the organisation has been based at Perth’s Princess Margaret Hospital. Whilst there have been many benefits in being co-located at PMH, it became clear that the space restricted Kidsafe WA’s ability to deliver contemporary services as well as future expansion. With the construction of the new Perth Children’s Hospital, Kidsafe WA had the exciting opportunity to develop our own purpose built community facility.
Funding bequeathed to Kidsafe WA from the Joyce Henderson Trust Fund and the Mary Bremner Estate allowed the organisation to purchase an existing property in West Leederville. Significant Lotterywest funding support provided the platform through which Kidsafe WA was able to commence the redevelopment of the property. Contributions towards the project were also made from 25 Western Australian businesses, government and individuals who recognised the importance of preventing unintentional childhood injury and death.
Kidsafe WA has now moved to 140 Railway Parade, West Leederville. The new facility is the central base through which Kidsafe WA delivers services to families throughout the metropolitan area, as well as regional and remote communities. It incorporates: the relocation of Kidsafe WA’s Safety Demonstration House; a Child Car Restraint fitting and checking service; a new Community Education facility and the organisation’s research, injury prevention and administration base.
Our new facility provides an environment that represents Kidsafe WA appropriately, by being safe, family friendly, accessible, contemporary and appropriate for clients, community groups, staff and volunteers. With the support of the Joyce Henderson Trust, Brenmer Estate, Lotterywest and the business community of WA the organisation can continue to educate the community on creating safer places for children to grow, live, learn and play.
Kidsafe WA would like to thank the following businesses for their generous support of this project.