Think Pink Foundation Opens new Breast Cancer Sanctuary at Yarra’s Edge

19th February 2020

The Think Pink Foundation and Mirvac celebrated the official opening of the new purpose built Think Pink Living Centre at Yarra’s Edge in Melbourne Docklands, officiated by Dr. Katie Allen MP, Federal Member for Higgins.

Along with the support of our generous supplier partners and consultants, we are delighted to have contributed over $1 Million to the new centre, which will assist Think Pink in providing holistic support to breast cancer patients, their families and carers, at any stage of their journey with breast cancer, free of charge.

It has been fantastic to see the Mirvac team so driven to be a force for good, passionate about helping to create sustainable and resilient communities where people feel healthy, happy, connected and safe. This significant contribution continues our decade long relationship with the Think Pink Foundation and forms part of Mirvac’s commitment to invest $100 million in the social sector by 2030.

Mirvac has worked with Think Pink since its inception, assisting more than 3,000 women who have accessed Think Pink’s services. The delivery of the new Living Centre at Yarra’s Edge will ensure the foundation can continue to grow, delivering its unique and important services.

Our award winning in-house design team were thrilled to be involved on this special project. Led by Design Director, Michael Wiener and Design Senior Associate, Victor Wong, the new Living Centre’s flexible layout includes a function space, wig fitting room, therapy room, counselling room, kitchen and dining area, private offices for staff and storage space. “We wanted to create an inviting space where people can dwell, where it doesn’t feel like a clinic and people don’t feel like they’re going to the doctor,” Victor stated.

The location on the riverfront at Yarra’s Edge, will also assist in the general wellness of Think Pink’s clients and volunteers who will benefit from access to the lush parkland, and walking trails – not to mention the tranquil waterfront environment with city vistas – to enhance their Living Centre experience and assist with rehabilitation and recovery. Andrea Cannon, Think Pink Living Centre Manager and Breast Care Nurse said the facilities and the ambience of the new Living Centre design provide an atmosphere of calmness and restfulness. “Breast cancer can be a psychologically challenging time for clients, and they need private spaces, so it will be great to have areas designated for our different services, as well as private office space.” Ms Cannon said the new Centre will provide clients with more access to outdoor activities, including a weekly walking group along the Yarra River, and will enable us to host more events for families and partners at the Wharf Landing Park on the new Living Centre’s doorstep. The official opening and ribbon cutting ceremony was followed by a tour of the outstanding new Living Centre, set to make an positive impact on many lives for years to come.

Mirvac would like to thank the many suppliers who generously donated goods and services to ensure this project could come to fruition; Temperzone, Allstaff Airconditioning, Ardex, Miele, Dulux, Blind Concepts, Harvey Norman Commercial, Omnifloor, Godfrey Hirst, In Focus Lumination, King Living, ID Signs, VIRID Vertical gardens, Dormakarba, Corrs Chambers Westgarth, WSP Australia, Hollerich Town Planning, PLP Building Surveyors & Consultants, Simpson Kotzman, Umow Lai and Acoustic Logic.


Mirvac acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the Traditional Owners of the lands and waters of Australia, and we offer our respect to their Elders past and present.  

Artwork: ‘Reimagining Country’, created by Riki Salam (Mualgal, Kaurareg, Kuku Yalanji) of We are 27 Creative.