Melbourne City Mission’s Establishment Of Emergency Refuge Program


Ashurst assisted Melbourne City Mission, a not-for-profit that helps people and communities to develop their own pathways away from disadvantage, to establish ‘Frontyard’ – an emergency refuge for homeless youth.

The King Street, Melbourne facility will operate 24 hours a day, housing up to 18 young people each night and providing them with wrap-around services that help them towards a safer and more secure life.

Ashurst provided strategic and on-the-ground legal assistance on all aspects of the project including advice on planning, construction, real estate, funding and temporary relocation to alternative premises.

The Ashurst team was led by partner Jason Cornwall-Jones (Picture), with support from partner Grant Rowlands and senior associates Melissa Molloy, Gaby Stach and Sophie Osborn.

Involved fees earner: Jason Cornwall-Jones – Ashurst; Melissa Molloy – Ashurst; Sophie Osborn – Ashurst; Grant Rowlands – Ashurst; Gaby Stach – Ashurst;

Law Firms: Ashurst;

Clients: Melbourne City Mission;