• WPI Appoints New CEO

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    Women’s Property Initiatives is delighted to announce the appointment of Roberta Buchanan as CEO, effective from 8 April, 2024.   WPI’s Chair, Katie Struthers, said that Roberta was chosen to lead WPI into the future after an extensive and extremely competitive selection process. “She brings with her decades of experience in community housing, both here and ... Read more

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    Congratulations to the wonderful Jeanette Large, who last night received PowerHousing’s Outstanding Sector Leadership Award. Jeanette proudly accepted the award at a dinner held in the Great Hall at Parliament House in front of many friends and colleagues. It recognises a life time of work advocating for women and women’s access to secure and affordable ... Read more

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  • Shining a light on women’s homelessness with new awareness campaign

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    Every night 54,000 women don’t have a home to sleep in. This is the latest shocking figure from the 2021 Census and is a dramatic increase from 49,000 women in 2016. To help grow more awareness of this issue, Women’s Property Initiatives + Equality Media + Marketing have worked together to create a new brand ... Read more

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  • 2023 AGM

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    We were delighted to be able to gather with supporters and stakeholders last week for our first in person AGM for some time. Generously hosted by @arupgroup and with special guest speaker Emma Dawson from Per Capita it was a great opportunity to connect with people who have supported WPI over many years. Please read ... Read more

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  • WPI partners with Arden Homes

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    In November we had the pleasure of presenting our work and some insights into the cohort of women that we work with to staff at Arden Homes Arden’s parent company NXT Building Group, who established the NXT Charitable Foundation, are partnering with WPI over the next three years to improve the lives of vulnerable women ... Read more

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  • Fabulous results for WPI’s first ever Giving Day

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    We are completely overwhelmed by the generosity of our community in supporting our first ever Giving Day. After quickly surpassed our original target of $200,000, and our final figure of $442,660 is beyond our wildest dreams. Thank you to all who donated, this will change the lives of women and children experiencing homelessness and help ... Read more

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  • Notice to Members

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    Women’s Property Initiatives Ltd wishes to advise our members that in accordance with Australian Securities & Investments Commission (ASIC) requirements that our auditors have changed. Outgoing auditor:  Crowe VIC, 42A Main Street, Pakenham, VIC 3810 Proposed incoming auditor: JTP Assurance, Chartered Accountants, 10/446 Collins Street, Melbourne,  Vic., 3000′ Reason for change in auditor: Resignation by ... Read more

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  • Volunteers makeover outdoor spaces

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    Volunteers from Built working with Planned Constructions on another landscaping project for WPI in the past week. The landscaping surrounding some of our older homes is in need of attention to make it more sustainable and drought tolerant and to provide enjoyment and practicality for the women and families living in them. We aim to ... Read more

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  • Celebrating International Women’s Day

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    We wrapped up IWD week with our inaugural International Women’s Day Lunch at the Alexandra Club. We were joined by a wonderful group of supporters to celebrate the achievements of women and highlight the quantum of work still to be done to achieve gender equality. Our guest speaker, Veronica Milsom kept us laughing, the setting ... Read more

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  • Tea pot collection auctioned to support WPI

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    Women’s Property Initiatives has received generous support from Debbie Dadon AM over many years. At an event in March, Debbie auctioned 33 beloved tea pots from her private collection to raise funds for WPI. It was a spectacular evening hosted superbly by event partner, Deutscher and Hackett . The bidding was spirited and with the ... Read more

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