Rork Projects team in Sydney took the initiative to avoid land fill and give to those in need by auditing and rehoming an entire floor of furniture from one of our recent projects at Darling Park Tower 2.
We are incredibly proud to partner with the charity organisation GIVIT, who are helping us to deliver our agreed waste management and better building partnership plan with AMP Capital and GPT by donating all the furniture scheduled for demolition from this refurbishment and make-good project. This is a crucial element of our corporate social responsibility aiding both the community and the environment.
GIVIT is a national not-for-profit online charity connecting those who have with those in need, ultimately making a positive, and sustainable difference in Australia. Rork Projects partners with GIVIT to facilitate furniture repurposing solutions on behalf of our clients.
The partnership with GIVIT supports not just charity but also environmental outcomes, which is a driving factor for us as an Indigenous business. Relationships with the land remain fundamental to the identity and way of life of many Indigenous people, and we continue to do what we can to preserve our environment now and into the future.
For this project, we recognised our client’s commitment to waste minimisation and the repurposing and recycling of all materials where possible, as they had a Better Buildings Partnership in place. This gave us motivation to not just match but exceed any initial expectations with 80% of the total furniture being donated to charities such as Mission Australia, Wesley Mission, SANDBAG Inc, The Equanimity Project, Woodville Alliance, The Exodus Foundation, St Agnes Catholic School, and to the Divine Church in Sydney for their young people’s education centre. Now that the furniture has been successfully repurposed and relocated, we are very excited for the remainder of the works to take shape over the next few weeks.