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From the Minister for Housing

Wendy Lovell

The Hon Wendy Lovell MP

Construction is set to start on the Napthine Government's over $10.4 million Education First Youth Foyer in Shepparton, enabling a safe, secure environment for young people to study.

Twelve students at Eaglehawk Secondary College were today presented with certificates and scholarships to assist them with their studies, thanks to the Victorian Coalition Government's Student Scholarship program.

Premier Denis Napthine and Minister for Housing Wendy Lovell today announced that a re-elected Napthine Government will commit $22.1 million for two new 40-bed Education First Youth Foyers to support vulnerable young people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

A valuable piece of vacant public housing land in Highett St, Richmond will be made usable thanks to the Napthine Government.

SecondBite will have a permanent home in Kensington, a warehouse in outer Melbourne and a refrigerated van and cool room that will expand freezer capacity across regional Victoria thanks to a $2 million investment by the Napthine Government.

A local Shepparton refugee advocate has taken out a top gong by winning Victoria's social housing Frances Penington Award.

Shepparton's Work and Learning Centre is kicking goals by placing more than 100 people in employment since opening its doors almost 18 months ago.

Minister for Consumer Affairs Heidi Victoria opened a newly converted affordable housing project in Nunawading today.
Wednesday, 10 September 2014

The first stage of a new aged-care precinct in Carlton has been officially unveiled by Minister for Housing Wendy Lovell and Minister for Ageing David Davis today.

Housing Minister Wendy Lovell together with Liberal candidate for Narre Warren North Amanda Stapledon and Liberal candidate for Cranbourne Geoff Ablett today celebrated the first year of a pioneering housing development in Lynbrook for local people on lower-incomes.
The $160 million redevelopment of the old 1980’s Mews public housing estate in Westmeadows reached an important milestone today with the opening of the Valley Park display centre and the announcement of a land exchange between the Department of Housing and the City of Hume. 
Local and regional building suppliers and contractors will benefit from the construction of the $8 million Shepparton Education First Youth Foyer, with the creation of eight new jobs, four trainee apprenticeships and the retention of 56 existing jobs.
The Victorian Coalition Government has overseen the construction of more than 40 new social housing properties, built through the Olympia Housing Initiative, which is celebrating its second year of operation.
An exciting initiative to boost business opportunities in West Heidelberg is set to benefit from an investment of $30,000 by the Victorian Coalition Government, Minister for Housing Wendy Lovell announced today.
A new safe haven for young homeless people has officially opened in Broadmeadows thanks to a $10 million investment by the Victorian Coalition Government.
An innovative partnership for young people who are either homeless or at risk of homelessness is set to expand and continue for the next three more years through a $1.8 million investment.

Minister for Housing Wendy Lovell has today officially opened ten new purpose-built homes for elderly people in Castlemaine.
Ms Lovell together with Member for Northern Victoria Region Amanda Millar and Liberal Candidate for Bendigo West Jack Lyons joined representatives from Wintringham Housing, Mount Alexander Shire Council and tenants to open the new Alexander Miller Home.

Carlton’s new look social housing redevelopment has reached another milestone with the completion of stage three of the project.

An employment training program run by the Brotherhood of St Laurence (BSL) across three of Melbourne’s public housing estates is reaping rewards for tenants as they graduated today with Certificates two and three in Security Operations.

Premier Denis Napthine and Minister for Housing Wendy Lovell have today welcomed the formalised National Partnership Agreement on Homelessness (NPAH) that has been officially signed off by both the Commonwealth and Victorian Governments.