About the Build
“The house that Convoy Built” is a unique fundraising activity where a brand new house will be built with the help and support of many local tradies,suppliers and businesses, donating their time, products and skills for a good cause, with that cause being Convoy & Illawarra Community Foundation. The idea of building a house for auction with 100% of the proceeds going directly to the foundation came about after fundraising group Team Dandaloo (consisting of Al Doherty, Rob Starcic & Paul Hadley) met with property group Sheargold and then pitched the idea to the Illawarra Community Foundation.
When Sheargold generously donated the block of land at Vista Park which is located Corner of Wongawilli Rd and Bankbrook Drive, Wongawilli valued at $440,000, the idea of building a house became reality. Custom designed by ADM Architects, this three bedroom house features an open plan living with two generous living areas, alfresco dining, a double car garage, and more. GJ Gardner Homes Wollongong will project manage the build and source local donors to ensure the house is not only built, but with minimal cost incurred by the Illawarra Community Foundation prior to completion and auction in 2021. This isn’t the first home GJ Gardner Homes Wollongong have built for a charity, with the team from Wollongong/Shoalhaven also completing two houses for Variety the Children’s Charity in 2014 & 2019. These previous projects contributed over $609,000 to Variety.