Topic: Housing and communities

Security Upgrade On Cards For Flemington Estate

Residents of the public housing estate in Flemington are not only going to benefit from a $30 million upgrade project but will soon see improved security and safety initiatives implemented on the Estate. Meeting with residents today, Minister for Housing Disability and Ageing Martin Foley joined by Member for Essendon Danny Pearson announced revamped lighting […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing, Northern Metropolitan Region

We’re In This Together: Promoting Harmony In Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government is using a new grants program to build greater community harmony and social cohesion, and ensure every Victorian feels valued. The Community Harmony Grants Program supports partnerships, projects and initiatives that address the root causes of racial, ethnic and religious intolerance. It aims to build respectful relationships and reaffirm the shared […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Multicultural Affairs

We’re In This Together: Promoting Harmony In Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government is using a new grants program to build greater community harmony and social cohesion, and ensure every Victorian feels valued. The Community Harmony Grants Program supports partnerships, projects and initiatives that address the root causes of racial, ethnic and religious intolerance. It aims to build respectful relationships and reaffirm the shared […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Multicultural Affairs

Cracking Down On Underquoting To Protect Home Buyers

The Andrews Labor Government’s crackdown on underquoting is bearing fruit, with more real estate agents prosecuted for misleading home buyers. Minister for Consumer Affairs Marlene Kairouz said the Labor Government’s tough stance on underquoting was protecting Victorian homebuyers, and ensuring the price advertised for a house is a true reflection of its value. In 2015 […]

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

It’s Time For Wimmera Southern Mallee Locals To Have Their Say

Wimmera Southern Mallee locals have a chance to continue their conversation with the Andrews Labor Government, as community consultation leading up to the next Wimmera Southern Mallee Regional Assembly kicks off. Minister for Regional Development Jaala Pulford encouraged local residents to engage with the Wimmera Southern Mallee Regional Partnership ahead of the 2017 Regional Assembly […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Regional Development, Northern Victoria Region, Western Victoria Region

Men’s Shed Goes West

The Andrews Labor Government is helping one of Melbourne’s most multicultural municipalities open its doors to a new men’s shed. Minister for Families and Children Jenny Mikakos toured the new $44,000 Western Suburbs Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Men’s Shed, which will become a hub for programs that engage men of different ages. A welfare coordinator […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Families and Children, Western Metropolitan Region

Gippsland Gets Giant Men’s Shed

The Andrews Labor Government has helped the Gippsland community of Inverloch open its first men’s shed. Inverloch ‘shedders’ volunteered hundreds of hours fitting out the shed, which includes a kitchen, meeting room, computer training room, office, toilets and a shower. Before the shed’s opening, shedders also donated their time to build playground furniture for the […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Families and Children

New Fund To Shape Victoria’s Cultural Landscape

The Andrews Labor Government is funding new and improved cultural precincts to strengthen communities, attract visitors and support jobs. Acting Minister for Multicultural Affairs James Merlino today opened the 2017 Community Infrastructure and Cultural Precincts (CICP) program, which will help build, restore and enhance cultural spaces across Victoria. The program promotes a greater use of […]

Categories: Deputy Premier, Media Release

Keeping Multicultural Seniors Active In The Community

The Andrews Labor Government is helping seniors from culturally diverse backgrounds get involved and stay active in their communities. Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing Martin Foley announced 54  Culturally And Linguistically Diverse (CALD) seniors grants, worth more than $300,000. The grants of up to $10,000 will go to community and multicultural organisations across the […]

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

Planning For Success At Flemington Estate

The Andrews Labor Government’s renewal of the Flemington public housing estate reached an important milestone today with the release of the proposed Planning Scheme Amendment (PSA) after seven months of planning and community engagement. The Labor Government’s $30 million plan will rebuild the run down and inaccessible concrete walk-ups at Flemington and replace them with […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing, Northern Metropolitan Region