Save Power House

The community needs Power House more than ever before.

It is a social ecosystem that inspires community participation, delivering positive health and wellbeing programs to many marginalised community groups, and has done for over 90 years.

In the last decade alone, Power House has supported the delivery of 1.3 million voluntary hours and generated over $3 million in social enterprise revenue.

The work of so many has led us proudly, however a failure to act on refurbing Power House will prevent all the incredible work in the past from expanding and prevent future generations from accessing the full LSC&PH experience.

It’s time to invest so this iconic building not only lasts another 90 years, but also continues to deliver outcomes for the community.

Funds Raised $8.5m

Target $19.6m

Overwhelming need is clear..

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Low confidence, hope and self-esteem leads to a MENTAL HEALTH bill of $7.9b per annum

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31.5% of young people are UNEMPLOYED or under employed

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50% of young Victorians reported feeling ALONE either sometimes or always.

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Since 2019, the % of young people identifying EQUITY and DISCRIMINATION as an issue of key importance has increased from 25% to 40%.

Therefore if we..

(with initial Government & Philanthropic funding support)

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Create inclusive & modernised infrastructure to support a dynamic precinct for health and wellbeing

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Grow & secure our profitable and thriving social enterprise that supports jobs & traineeship pathways

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Model an innovative approach to health and wellbeing through collaborations and partnerships

We can deliver on..

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Community Development

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Youth empowerment program participants

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Participants in diversity and inclusion programs for people of all backgrounds and ability 

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Charity and changemaker program collaborations 

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Estimated in volunteered labour annually

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Sport & Fitness

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Engaged female participants through appropriate change facilities

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Sports job pathways through rowing, cycling and fitness

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Professional & beginner rowing, cycling & fitness program participation

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Estimated in volunteered labour annually

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Hospitality

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Hospitality jobs and traineeship pathways for young and at need individuals

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Social enterprise cafe ethically sourced coffees sold weekly

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Visitation to Albert Park Lake via Power House guests & participants

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Estimated in volunteered labour annually

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Arts

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Creative arts jobs

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Audience members provided equitable access to creative experiences

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Performances conducted by community and professional performers annually

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All of which leads towards..

Preventative Mental Health

Young people feel more valued, empowered and connected to purpose that self perpetuates ongoing service to others

Job Opportunities

Trained and mentored young people supported into employment pathways

Connected Young People

Breaking the cycle of loneliness in young people and providing meaningful, intergenerational relationships

Inclusive Society

Stronger and more inclusive communities that embrace & celebrate differences

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Individuals directly benefitting from Power House impact annually

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Social enterprise revenue for reinvestment into health and wellbeing programs annually

The project will also contribute..

More energy efficient building that is environmentally friendly

140 immediate Construction Jobs through the refurbishment

$8.2M into the local economy generated through tourism connected to events

Reduction on demand for Council and State run services

A significant Heritage Preservation for the Albert Park region

Increased visitation and general public amenities to the area

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History & Future

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1964

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Today

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Future

1. Hospitality & Events Space
2. Kitchen & Hospitality Training School
3. Community & Charity Offices
4. Level 1 Communal Foyer Space with Lift Access
5. Community Collaborative Hall & Meeting Rooms
6. Welcoming & Purposeful Entrance
7. Performing Arts Theatre

8. Ground Communal Foyer Space with Lift Access
9. Accessible Toilet & Change Facilities
10. Gymnasium & Locker Storage
11. Rowing Bays
12. Cycling Storage
13. Social Enterprise Cafe
14. Cultural Connection to Landscape