Category: Minister for Housing

Australia’s Largest Homeless Centre Reopens In Victoria

A ground-breaking new centre for Melbourne’s rough sleepers will provide apartment accommodation and a full range of wrap around support services with the opening of the redeveloped Ozanam House. Minister for Housing Richard Wynne today opened the revamped North Melbourne facility, which will focus on engagement, reconnection and recovery. It is now Australia’s largest homelessness […]

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Jobs Program Changing Lives For Public Housing Tenants

A program to help public housing tenants get jobs has given more than 1,100 Victorians a leg up into employment. Minister for Housing Richard Wynne today announced the milestone as he opened stage one of the $20 million-plus Stokes Penola housing estate in Preston, spread across two sites with 68 public housing units. The new […]

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Giving Shelter And Support To Homeless Youth In Melbourne

Hundreds of young people experiencing homelessness will have access to a groundbreaking 24/7 refuge with crisis support in central Melbourne, with the upgrade of Frontyard Youth Services. Minister for Housing Richard Wynne opened the redeveloped centre today, made possible by the Andrews Labor Government’s $3.5 million investment that will help change lives for young Victorians […]

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Helping Break The Cycle Of Homelessness In Geelong

People sleeping rough in Geelong will get a safe and secure roof over their heads, with seven new modular homes opened today. Minister for Housing Richard Wynne opened the self-contained units in Norlane which will allow vulnerable Victorians to get into stable housing as quickly as possible. Service provider Neami National will manage the Norlane […]

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Labor Government Matches Dollar Drop Homeless Funding

The Andrews Labor Government will match funds raised by the Aussie Dollar Drop fundraising event from voters at last year’s state election, contributing $270,000 to the homeless. The Aussie Dollar Drop invited voting Victorians to donate a dollar for the homeless at 200 booths on polling day, raising $70,000. A further $200,000 was donated by […]

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Helping Rough Sleepers Find A Home In Geelong

Teams of outreach workers will patrol homeless hotspots across Geelong as part of a rough sleepers’ package being rolled out by the Andrews Labor Government to better support vulnerable Victorians. Minister for Housing Richard Wynne announced the $17 million package today, which includes 20 new modular homes to be built in areas of high need. […]

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Gas Heater Replacements On Track For Winter

Victorian public housing tenants will be safer this winter with the Andrews Labor Government on track to complete a full replacement of all Vulcan/Pyrox heaters in time for the cold season. Minister for Housing Richard Wynne said the work to replace all 6,525 public housing heaters installed in public housing properties was set to be […]

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Victoria’s Public Housing Gardening Talent In Full Bloom

The gardening skills of public housing tenants have been honoured today in a special awards ceremony for Victoria’s most outstanding public and community housing gardens. Minister for Housing Richard Wynne joined Director and Chief Executive of Melbourne’s Royal Botanic Gardens Professor Tim Entwistle to announce the winners of the 2018-19 Victoria In Bloom awards. Launched […]

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A Safe, Secure Place To Call Home

New homeless accommodation in Ashwood will give a stable, secure home to vulnerable Victorians. Minister for Housing Richard Wynne today officially opened Brian O’Donnell House which will provide long-term, affordable accommodation, particularly for women and children fleeing family violence. The $200,000 Brian O’Donnell House is an initiative of the Victorian Homeless Fund, supported by the […]

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New Rental Program Puts Nearly 700 Homes On Market

Nearly 700 new long-term affordable rental homes will soon be available across Victoria thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Acting Minister for Housing, Lily D’Ambrosio today announced the new rental properties would be the first project delivered as part of the $1 billion Social Housing Growth Fund – which will add at least 2,200 new […]

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