Category: Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing

Public Housing Fire Safety Blitz To Save Lives

Victorians living in high-rise public housing estates will be better protected from fire emergencies, thanks to a new safety blitz announced by the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing Martin Foley today announced $21.7 million to install extra sprinklers, smoke detectors and smoke lobbies in all residential towers, as part of the […]

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More Public Housing, Better Local Communities

The Andrews Labor Government’s plan to deliver more housing and revitalise inner-city communities by redeveloping rundown public housing estates has reached a new milestone. Following successful planning scheme amendments, new public housing properties for tenants at Brunswick West, North Melbourne, Heidelberg West, Brighton, Northcote and Flemington are now a step closer. The Public Housing Renewal […]

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Liberals And Greens Stonewall Markham Yet Again

The Liberals and Greens have once again joined forces to overturn a planning decision that would deliver more public housing for Victorians who need it the most. Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing Martin Foley today condemned the Liberals and Greens’ anti-housing Coalition for again voting to revoke the planning scheme amendment that would allow […]

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Respecting Victorians’ End-Of-Life Wishes

Victorians now have greater powers to set legally-binding plans about future medical treatment preferences and end-of-life care, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government’s historic laws coming into force last week. The Medical Treatment Planning and Decisions Act 2016 has enshrined advance care directives in law for the first time in Victoria, delivering on a key […]

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More Rapid Housing For Victims Of Family Violence

The Andrews Labor Government is helping more Victorian women and children fleeing family violence into safe rental accommodation thanks to an expanded leasing program. Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing Martin Foley today announced more than $4 million in new funding for the Rapid Housing Program to ensure family violence victims have access to homes […]

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Greens And Liberals Block Social Housing Once Again

The Andrews Labor Government is calling for an end to the fight against the renewal of public housing. Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing Martin Foley today condemned the Liberal and Greens Coalition for once again flagging their intention to revoke the planning scheme amendment that would allow for the Markham Estate revitalisation project. The […]

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Disability Awards To Recognise Homegrown Heroes

Nominations have opened for the eighth annual Victorian Disability Awards – recognising outstanding achievements of individuals and organisations to improve the lives of vulnerable people. Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing Martin Foley said the awards were an opportunity to highlight the achievements of people with a disability, and showcase the important work being done […]

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New Grants To Boost Social Housing Stock

The Andrews Labor Government is providing grants of up to $200,000 for local governments to help build new, innovative social housing projects. Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing Martin Foley today announced the $2 million Social Housing Investment Planning grants program during a visit to the Stokes Penola public housing estate – currently under construction […]

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Recognising Victoria’s Social Housing Champions

Victorian social housing tenants and groups have been recognised for their outstanding community contribution at a special ceremony at Parliament House. Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing Martin Foley today joined members of the social housing community for the Frances Penington and Molly Hadfield awards ceremony. Both awards recognise public and community housing tenants who […]

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Giving Victorians With A Disability ‘Every Opportunity’

The Andrews Labor Government has unveiled a comprehensive new plan to give Victorians with a disability the opportunity to contribute to our growing economy. Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing Martin Foley today launched Every opportunity: Victorian economic participation plan for people with disability 2018-20 to mark the start of the National Open Employment Forum […]

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