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FDC recently collaborated with DEXUS to undertake refurbishment work at Barnardos Australia Auburn Family Centre.

Barnardos Australia is a non-government, non-denominational child welfare charity, with a 130 year history in caring for children and a focus on long term support. Barnardos Australia helps to stop child abuse by finding safe homes for abused children through foster care and adoption, and also working with families to prevent abuse happening in the first place.

The refurbished premises at the Auburn Centre which will help improve the lives of children in our community. The project included constructing a new reception area, renovating the children’s playrooms, repairing flooring, painting 3 play areas, connecting corridors and reception area, creating a new formal reception area, knocking down walls to open up two play areas to become one, replacing doors and glazing sections throughout and the installation of new and effective storage shelves and cupboards.

FDC Construction & Fitout’s Design Development Manager, John Paton, said renovating Barnardos Auburn Long Day Care Centre was an extremely rewarding and positive experience for all the volunteers involved. “We are committed to supporting the work of Barnardos Australia and we were delighted to be involved with DEXUS in creating a nicer environment for children to feel supported and cared for,” he said.

This is the second time DEXUS and FDC have helped the Auburn Family Centre. In 2011 both companies refurbished the Centre’s four accommodation units, which had fallen into disrepair and were in need of an upgrade.