Action Centre Family Planning, Melbourne

Location: Elizabeth Street, Melbourne CBD

Builder: Contour Commercial Interiors

Products Used: Hemlock, finished with Cocoa Sand

About the project

Family Planning Victoria’s clinics offer appointments or a drop-in service where expert staff can assist with a wide range of health services in a confidential setting. The clinics also play an important role in training doctors, nurses and counsellors. The organisation’s Melbourne CBD clinic – Action Centre Family Planning – recently underwent a major refurbishment to improve and increase its range of services, while providing a ‘state of the art’ training clinic. Austratus was chosen for the reception area’s ceiling – ensuring a stylish, welcoming and modern environment from the very beginning.


The Austratus Difference

The clinic needed a look that reflected its staff: friendly, warm, assured and professional. With reception being the first ‘port of call’ for visitors – most of them young – a contemporary, creative and completely unpretentious result was needed. Hemlock’s fin profile proved the perfect solution, with its deep Coca Sands finish for a warm natural feel. Used as a feature ceiling, the depth of colour immediately capture one’s attention and the straight lines direct your eyes to the reception desk.  The dark finish offers a stylish contrast to the lightness of the surroundings. With its value for money, and easy and fast installation process, the Austratus Hemlock fin profile was the ideal ingredient for the reception area and a great addition to the overall refurbishment.

Product Spotlight

The Austratus Fin Profile offers extra depth and dimension. The classic square shape adds dynamic shadows to a space and allows one’s creative flair to truly stand out. Curved or straight, it creates interest in many ways. Hemlock timber is a high performer when it comes to acoustic absorption – perfect for busy shared spaces.