Victorian developer Moremac and local builder Boutique Homes have partnered up and broken ground on a waterfront project on the Bellarine Peninsula that will see children in need given their first seaside holiday, through an initiative with not-for-profit ‘Cottages by the Sea’.
Located in Moremac’s Point Lonsdale estate ‘The Point’, the four-bedroom luxury home, built by Boutique Homes, will see hundreds of hours and over half a million dollars donated in the land and construction phase of the build. Additionally, 100 per cent of the proceeds from the sale will go directly to the charity on auction day.
Providing disadvantaged and under-privileged children with fun, inspiring and memorable holidays, Cottages by the Sea offers camp programs at its coastal location to enhance the lives and opportunities of young people.
Cottages by the Sea CEO, Adam Wake, said the funds raised from the sale of the charity home will support the expansion of Cottage by the Sea’s much-loved Riptide building in Queenscliff, allowing it to continue accommodating the young attendees.
“We are so excited that Boutique Homes and Moremac are supporting our Riptide building through their involvement in this incredible home at The Point. Through funds raised from its sale we’ll be able to continue to provide positive, long-lasting benefits to children and families at Riptide at school camps and family respite holidays,” Mr Wake said.
“Taking part in school camps is proven to bring positive, long-lasting benefits to children, helping build confidence, form healthy relationships and friendships and improve physical and emotional wellbeing. We already have 51 camps booked for 2021 and an additional 25 respite holidays at Riptide for families in need.”
Moremac Director, Duncan McLellan, said his team is proud to be working alongside Boutique Homes, delivering the land for an initiative that will impact young lives and feed positivity back into the community.
“Many of the children who go through the Cottages by the Sea programs have had difficult circumstances fall upon them – many of them are from rural areas and have never seen the ocean or been on a holiday,” Mr McLellan shared.
“Moremac has donated a premium 540 square metre site with both water and park facing views that Boutique Homes is in the process of building their newest architecturally-inspired home on, it will offer high ceilings, expansive living areas and sweeping views.”
“It’s our hope to raise a notable contribution through this prime piece of real estate, to support the Cottages by the Sea mission, enrich the lives of its attendees and put a smile on the faces of kids who have done it tough.”
The Point charity home is expected to reach completion late this year, with the auction to follow in January 2022.
More information on Cottages by the Sea can be found here.