Looking for a new house in Geelong? Charity house project to help Casey and Bluey!


Big-hearted tradesmen are banding together to build a house for footballers Tim “Bluey” McGrath and Casey Tutungi.

Taking shape at Warralily Coast at Armstrong Creek, it is already testimony to a groundswell of community kindness and concern, and its sale price at auction in November will be split down the middle to support the pair as they face life challenges.

Geelong champ McGrath is having treatment for stage three melanoma.

Former VFL Cat and South Barwon joint coach Tutungi is doing rehabilitation after suffering quadriplegia as a result of an on-field accident.

Geelong Amateur Football and Netball Club president and Shojun Concrete director Simon Farrell said plans for the house had taken shape rapidly since floating of an idea during a conversation with Warralily director Sean Duke over a beer at Ammos headquarters on July 25.

McGrath’s three daughters play netball for the club.

Mr Farrell followed up the conversation next morning with a call to Urbanedge Homes director Steve Maher.

“He said whatever you need, bang. So it’s all grown from there,” he said.

Mr Farrell acknowledged many community causes deserved support but this one had been particularly close to his club’s heart.

He said support and donations from all quarters, from Geelong Football Club to tradies and suppliers, had been rapid and affirming.

The house will sell fully landscaped, with legal costs covered and he hopes to include some furnishings as part of the package.

Bob Gartland, of Gartland Real Estate, will auction the property at 11am on November 23.

His firm and suppliers will donate expertise, services, marketing and waive commission.

“We could think of nothing better to put our time and energy into,” Mr Gartland said.

The house, at 211 Rainford Place, will have four bedrooms, double garage, theatre room, large open living and alfresco areas.

“It has been designed to sell,” Mr Gartland said.

“The whole notion of building a four-bedroom home with open-plan living is going to appeal to a large cross-section of the market and it is squarely in the centre of the Armstrong Creek development precinct.”

Urbanedge director Mr Maher promised the house would match the company’s hallmark standards.

Keep an eye out on Casey’s website for weekly updates on the house build.

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