Topic: Housing and communities

Housing Options For Those Affected By Family Violence

Another 110 properties will be provided as part of the Andrews Labor Government’s investment to provide support to women and children impacted by family violence. Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing Martin Foley said the funding would also allow for the redevelopment and reform of family violence refuges and provide long term housing options. The […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing

Industry To Join In Public Housing Renewal

  Interested parties are being sought to partner with the Andrews Labor Government to redevelop outdated public housing in inner Melbourne. To grow housing further, Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing Martin Foley today invited community housing associations, design firms, construction companies and financiers to take part in the Registration of Capability (ROC). The Labor […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing

Building A Stronger, Brighter Future For Students

The Andrews Labor Government is providing support to make sure young people at risk of disadvantage can continue their education and face a brighter future. Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing Martin Foley announced today that students who live in public or community housing or who are at risk of homelessness are eligible to apply […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing

Helping Households Most In Need Reduce Their Energy Costs

The Andrews Labor Government is delivering $17 million to reduce energy costs for households that need it most. The Home Energy Assist program, which provides funding for more than 3,300 Victorian homes to become more energy efficient, has had its funding increased by an additional $8.1 million allocated in the Victorian Budget 2017/18. The Home […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Energy, Environment & Climate Change

Delivering For Melbourne’s Suburbs

The Andrews Labor Government is ensuring sustainable growth in Melbourne’s suburbs with the creation of the Suburban Development portfolio – marking a significant change in the way government delivers services and infrastructure. The portfolio will oversee the establishment of the Metropolitan Partnerships – one for each of the 6 metro regions of Melbourne – that bring together local government, industry and […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Suburban Development

Trialling New Ways To Support Victims Of Family Violence

The Andrews Labor Government is trialling new ways to provide intensive therapeutic support to women, children and their families experiencing family violence. Visiting Berry Street’s Ballarat office today, Minister for Families & Children Jenny Mikakos announced $22.87 million to fund 26 projects across Victoria – four that specifically target Aboriginal people. The pilot projects will […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Families and Children

Giving voice to our ethnic communities

A major funding boost for interpreters will make it easier for new Victorians to pursue education and training, find a job and access health care, helping them settle more easily into the community. The Victorian Budget 2017/18 will deliver $21.8 million to improve the state’s language services and meet the needs of our multicultural communities. New […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Multicultural Affairs

Smarter planning for a stronger Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government is getting the planning right to make Victorian cities and towns even better places to live. Our population is expected to top 10 million people by 2051, that’s why we’re investing $30 billion in road and rail infrastructure, but we know that it’s also crucial that we put the proper planning […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Planning

Standing up for Victorian renters and consumers

More Victorians are set to get the assistance they need when renting property in Victoria. The Victorian Budget 2017/18 will increase funding for the Tenancy and Consumer Program in the next financial year by 30 per cent. More than $18 million will be invested to deliver local assistance for tenants, particularly those in vulnerable or […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Consumer Affairs, Gaming and Liquor Regulation

Supporting our growing suburbs

The Andrews Labor Government is working to meet the needs of Victorians living in Melbourne’s growing suburbs. The Growing Suburbs Fund will receive $50 million over two years to help build important community projects across Melbourne’s outer suburbs. The Fund is vital in delivering long-term projects and will give councils more time to plan and […]

Categories: Eastern Metropolitan Region, Media Release, Northern Metropolitan Region, South Eastern Metropolitan Region, Southern Metropolitan Region, Western Metropolitan Region