Spearwood House project


The City of Cockburn granted development approval for the new SIL house and additions to the existing house in January 2022.

Uniting have successfully tendered for New Builds grant funding from the WA Government’s Department of Communities which will cover the cost of constructing the new SIL house, with Uniting to contribute funding towards refurbishing the existing house.

Uniting has identified a preferred builder and is in the process finalising the Major Works Contract. All going well, construction to commence mid-2024 and be completed mid-2025.

Project fact sheet

Project type

Supported Independent Living (SIL) Accommodation


Spearwood, Western Australia.


Construction anticipated to commence mid-2024 and be completed mid-2025.

Target group

People living with physical or psychosocial disability.

Project summary and features

  1. Refurbishments to existing SIL House

  2. Construction of:
    • new, architecturally designed 3-bedroom SIL House
    • includes open plan living areas
    • will provide safe, secure and stable accommodation for people with disability.

  3. Fully accessible design that meets and exceeds the Silver Level of Liveable Housing Australia Design standards.

  4. Meets a minimum 7-star NatHERS energy rating with range of solar passive design features.
  5. Residents will have access to:
    • shared indoor spaces
    • landscaped outdoor communal spaces
    • designed to promote connection amongst residents.

  6. Access to wraparound support through Uniting WA, such as:
    • Home Care
    • Mental Health
    • NDIS services.

  7. Located in close proximity to:
    • public transport
    • medical and health services
    • shops
    • recreation facilities.

  8. The overall site area is 701sqm with two strata allotments of 350sqm and 351sqm.

Project team

Architect:                     Lanigan Architects

Nominated Builder:     JFK Custom Homes

More information

Uniting WA

P.         1300 663 298

E.         hello@unitingwa.org.au

W.       unitingwa.org.au