A group of five young people are preparing to celebrate their first birthday in a tower block in Melbourne’s west.
Key points:One of the children is a former resident of a tower in Melbourne cityThe children are from a local community of about 200 peopleThe family has grown accustomed to living in the tower blockThe children will be celebrating their first year in a new tower, which is expected to house about 30 peopleEach family will have access to two rooms in the new buildingThe children have grown accustomed over the last three years to living at a tower that is set up in the heart of Melbourne city.
One of their parents, David, was a former residential landlord and the other, Tom, who is now a builder, is a retired firefighter.
“It’s a nice little town, it’s quiet, it has good schools, a great community, it looks pretty,” David said.
“And we’re just excited to be able to have the chance to spend the day together in the town centre and have the opportunity to see the sights.”
The boys will be staying in a four-bedroom home in the community of Terrace Tower in Sydney’s CBD for the next three months.
“I’m going to spend some time with them, have lunch and have a little time together,” Mr Broughton said.
“They’ll be going back to school, they’ll be moving back into their old house and they’ll spend a lot of time there.”
The children were originally living in a two-bedroom apartment in Terrace Towers when they moved to the community last year.
“When we first moved here it was kind of an odd house, it had a lot going on around it,” Mr Tuller said.
The three-bedroom terrace has a balcony, a fire escape and a garden.
“There’s a lot that we’ve learned from each other over the past year and a half,” Mr Terrier said.
“We’ll go and learn something new, we’ll have a bit of fun.”
The house will be in the family’s name and it will have a new roof.
The children and their families will also be allowed to pick up and go as they please, including to the local park.
“We’ll have some time off to go out and visit the park and play, it’ll be a great time,” Mr Moggs said.
For the next year, the children will also live in a small two-storey building on the outskirts of the community.
Mr Terrier will be the sole owner and the family will share the living space.
Each family is expected at the start of the new year to rent a bedroom and will be able pick up their own food and drink.
“They’re just going to have to be careful, they’re going to be in a room with lots of people, they might have a few pets, and we want to make sure that they have a place to go when they go to school,” Mr Loo said.
Mr Terriers two-year-old son, Ben, is also in the process of getting his first Christmas present.
“His mum is very excited, she said ‘I’m so proud of you Ben, you’re a really good kid,'” Mr Loom said.
Ben is due to be baptised this week.
Ben is expected be a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and is already enjoying the perks of the family.
“He’s going to get his first baptism this week, he’s a little bit older than the others,” Mr Prentice said.