SHERP refurbishments at four of our Supported Independent Living homes

This page is designed to provide updates to clients living at some of our Supported Independent Living homes – and their families – as refurbishment works take place during 2023.

Works will start in early 2023 at Brightwater Balcatta, Brightwater Bentley, Brightwater Maylands and Brightwater Warnbro.

We encourage you to bookmark this page and check in regularly for news and updates.

If you have any questions, please contact [email protected]

About the Social Housing Economic Recovery Program (SHERP)

Brightwater has received a Social Housing Economic Recovery Program (SHERP) Grant to refurbish some of our homes owned by the Department of Communities.

The program is funded by the State Government and covers specific works including bathroom and kitchen upgrades and improved access to houses. 

Announced in June 2020, SHERP is the largest housing maintenance and refurbishment program in WA’s history. It will see the refurbishment of up to 1500 public and community houses, supported accommodation facilities and residential group homes.

We were delighted to receive the grant and to begin exciting refurbishment works at Brightwater Balcatta, Brightwater Bentley, Brightwater Maylands and Brightwater Warnbro.

Project details and updates

  • Brightwater Balcatta

    Works are programmed to begin in May and run until August, with the majority to be completed by July* and include: 

    • The entry door at each house will be upgraded to automatic doors with access cards
    • The kitchens will be replaced in House 1 and 3
    • Each house will have new flooring in common client areas (kitchen, living and corridor)
    • Bathroom renovations
    • Hoists will be installed in some bedrooms
    • A new washing line outside.

    *Please note: the program of works is subject to change.

  • Brightwater Bentley

    Works are starting in February* and include:

    • Upgrading the entry door at each house to automatic doors with access cards
    • Ensuite renovations in House 3 and House 6.


    *Please note: the program of works is subject to change.

  • Brightwater Maylands

    Works are expected to take place between March and April* in Houses 1 and 2 and include:

    • The entry doors in House 1 and House 2 will be upgraded to automatic doors with access cards
    • Bathroom renovations in House 1 and House 2
    • The kitchen will be replaced in House 2
    • New flooring for common client areas (kitchen, living and corridor) in House 2
    • A hoist will be installed in one bedroom
    • A new face, gate and walkway outside.

    *Please note: the program of works is subject to change.

  • Brightwater Warnbro

    We will be starting refurbishments at Brightwater Warnbro in August*.

    Works include:

    • The entry doors in House 1 and House 2 will be upgraded to automatic doors with access cards
    • Bathroom renovations in House 1 and House 2
    • The kitchens will be replaced in House 1 and House 2
    • New flooring for common client areas (kitchen, living and corridor) in House 1 and House 2
    • Hoists will be installed in several bedrooms


    *Please note: the program of works is subject to change.