The Bungendore Project is estimated to cost between $3 to $3.5 Million dollars. A detailed quantity surveyor’s report includes an upper figure of $3.5M to take account of contingencies and future years cost increases. The estimate includes designing and constructing the house, double glazing of windows and doors, and air-conditioning. We have been encouraged by the community support through offers of assistance towards finishes and whitegoods.
Our committee continues to raise funds – with several events in the pipeline. We hold stalls in the village, selling baked goods, preserves, plants, handmade sewn goods and confectionery, and we are forever grateful for the strong support received from our local newspaper – The Bungendore Weekly!
The committee is actively pursuing significant funding through State and Federal Government as well as garnering strong community support. The Member for Monaro, Mr John Barilaro MP, has already committed seed funding for the project and has promised his full support. The Federal representative for Eden Monaro – Dr Mike Kelly- is keen to see the project proceed, as is ‘local’ Senator Jim Molan.
And the project continues to gather impetus and recognition. While catering recently at one of the sites during the 2019 Bungendore Open Gardens, we heard very positive feedback and interest in the project.
The 2018 Bungendore Spring Ball – a major charity function in the community- chose the Abbeyfield House project as its charity partner.
Donations totalling $22,000 from just two separate Bungendore donors were a measure of how generous and charitable our community can be!
The 2018 ‘Dinner with Jane Caro’ – held in Bungendore – attracted a full house and raised $8000. Our sincere thanks to all supporters of the event and the enormous efforts of the Bungendore Weekly. We are grateful to our major sponsor – the Bungendore Community Bank, and the many generous local sponsors of the event- PHL Surveyors, Cleanseeds Rural, IGA Village, The Carrington Inn, Ray White and the Bungendore Veterinary Surgery.
In March 2017, the project was allocated funding of $500,000 from the NSW Government’s Stronger Communities fund for Major Infrastructure projects. This was made possible through
the recently amalgamated Queanbeyan Palerang Regional Council. This, along with the leased land will enable the project to commence in earnest.
Our first major event was the 2016 August Concert for Bungendore. Carl Rafferty (Opera by Candlelight) brought his grand piano and singers to Bungendore for an unforgettable event. Some photos below – courtesy of The Bungendore Weekly – shows singers and the audience obviously enjoying the night! There may be another event in 2018! Watch this space!
In September 2016, along with the Southern Harvest Farmer’s Markets, we held our first ever Spring Morning Tea party in Bungendore. Visitors were treated with Devonshire teas, ‘real’ coffee and a range of sweet treats.
Abbeyfield Australia is a registered Co
mmunity Housing Provider, and registered with Australian Taxation Office (ATO) as a Deductible Gift Recipient. This ATO status enables All donations over $2 to the Bungendore Abbeyfield Project to be tax deductible. Abbeyfield Australia is registered with ‘GiveNow‘ to enable prompt and safe online donations.
Current Corporate Sponsors
We would like to thank our current sponsors who have donated to our project.
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