Topic: Housing and communities

Work Underway For Ozanam House

Work is underway at the site of VincentCare’s $44 million redevelopment of Ozanam House, which provides a mix of homelessness services to Victorians. Assisted by a $10 million Andrews Labor Government grant, this redevelopment will enable VincentCare to more than double its client base. Starting this month, the redevelopment is expected to be completed by […]

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

Men’s Sheds A Valuable Asset For Local Communities

Communities around Victoria are set to benefit from more Men’s Sheds, thanks to $879,000 in funding from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Families and Children Jenny Mikakos announced the opening of the 2017-18 Men’s Sheds Grants Program today, during a visit to the Maryborough Men’s Shed. The grants will help communities provide a space […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Families and Children, Northern Victoria Region

Government Support For Gatwick Residents

The Andrews Labor Government will ensure residents of The Gatwick Hotel are supported ahead of any closure of the property. The privately operated rooming house had been on the market for some time and the owners had indicated their intention to close the operation in coming months. Given the pending closure, the Labor Government is […]

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

$20 Million To Upgrade More Of Victoria’s Rooming Houses

Rooming houses in Carlton, South Melbourne and Ballarat are set for major upgrades to improve safety and quality for residents. The works will be carried out as part of an additional $20 million Andrews Labor Government rooming house upgrade program. The fund will provide $10 million for the three state-owned, community housing sector run rooming […]

Categories: Media Release

Homes for Victorians

Every Victorian deserves the safety and security of a home. But for many, that’s becoming increasingly harder. A significant number of Victorians, particularly young Victorians, are struggling to break into the housing market. House prices are rising and upfront costs – a deposit, stamp duty and fees – quickly add up. It’s getting harder for […]

Categories: News, Premier

Putting First Home Buyers First

Thousands of Victorians, dreaming of buying their first home, will be able to make their dream a reality, thanks to two new changes announced by the Andrews Labor Government. A new $50 million pilot scheme, HomesVic, will target first home buyers who are able to meet regular mortgage repayments, but because of rising rental costs, […]

Categories: Media Release, Premier

Stamp Duty Abolished For First Home Buyers Under $600,000

Stamp duty will be abolished for first home buyers for purchases below $600,000, helping thousands of Victorians find their first home, as the Andrews Labor Government tackles housing affordability head on. Those buying a home valued between $600,000 and $750,000 will also be eligible for a concession, applied on a sliding scale. The exemption and […]

Categories: Media Release, Premier

First Home Owner Grant To Double In Regional Victoria

The First Home Owner Grant will be doubled in regional Victoria, helping thousands of Victorians buy their first home. Expected to help up to 6,000 first home buyers, the Grant will increase from $10,000 to $20,000, commencing 1 July 2017. The changes from the Andrews Labor Government will make it easier for young people in […]

Categories: Eastern Victoria Region, Media Release, Northern Victoria Region, Premier, Western Victoria Region

Long-Term Security For Tenants And Landlords

Victorian renters will finally be able to enjoy the safety and security of long-term leases. Announced today by the Andrews Labor Government, a new long-term standard tenancy agreement will be developed for leases of more than five years. The Government will also amend the Residential Tenancies Act to ensure it covers leases for longer than […]

Categories: Media Release, Premier

Unlocking New Communities And Affordable Housing

The Andrews Labor Government is taking action to boost land supply and cut delays in approvals to make housing more affordable for Victorians. The rezoning of 100,000 lots within two years in key growth corridors spread in seven of Melbourne’s growth councils will help tackle housing affordability head on. The planning of these 17 new […]

Categories: Media Release, Treasurer