Mirvac’s main focus is working with our national charity partner, The Smith Family, whom we have a partnership to help build a better future for children in need.
The Smith Family is a national children's charity that helps disadvantaged young Australians to succeed at school, so they can create better futures for themselves.
With more than 95 years of experience, The Smith Family's long history has proven that education has the power to change lives and break the cycle of disadvantage, last year alone their work reached more than 134,000 young people.
Giving at Mirvac also incorporates a number of initiatives enabling staff to access opportunities such as volunteering, our National Community Day, workplace giving and donation matching. In addition, all our developments and assets are encouraged to work with local organisations to create positive social impacts in the communities in which we operate.
If you would like to know more about the types of charities we support you can view our Charity Policy below which outlines the expectations of Mirvac and our governance management practices and rules for charitable activities within the organisation.
The Children’s Hospital at Westmead provides quality care and clinical services to sick and injured children. It is the largest paediatric centre in NSW and provides excellent care for children from NSW, Australia and across the Pacific Rim. Specialist care is provided to children within a positive, caring and healing environment.
Mirvac uses its expertise in construction and project management to deliver projects that offer real benefits to the hospital, its staff and young patients.
In 2015, Mirvac built a new playground for the Hospital’s burns unit. Mirvac coordinated generous donations of labour and materials from more than 40 companies to build the $220,000 playground. Mirvac staff also donated time throughout the year to attend numerous goodwill events to bring smiles to the faces of sick children.
WheelEasy aims to bring about better access to leisure activities for wheelchair users, with their families and friends.
Max Burt, the founder and one of the trustees, is a wheelchair user who experiences every day the extent to which people like him are prevented from doing many of the things that we all do in our leisure time. This lack of participation in leisure activities is a lot more widespread than it may first appear, as family members and friends of wheelchair users are equally restricted.
Mirvac has partnered with WheelEasy because we realise that in order for everyone to be fully integrated into the communities in which we build, we need to strive to make sure that both the able-bodied and wheelchair users alike are afforded similar opportunities to enjoy leisure time activities.