Category: Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing

Around The Clock Services Protect Victims Of Family Violence

The Andrews Labor Government is protecting women and children from family violence, providing ongoing funding for eight local refuge providers to operate 24/7. Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing, Martin Foley announced the $27.7 million funding at this week’s 10-year anniversary celebration of McAuley Services for Women. McAuley provides safe accommodation and support for women and […]

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Better Recognition And Support For Victorian Carers

Greater access to support groups, financial services and transport, and better identification and help for young carers are the key pillars of Victoria’s first whole-of-government strategy recognising the important role of carers. Launched today by the Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing, Martin Foley and Parliamentary Secretary for Carers and Volunteers, Gabrielle Williams, the Victorian […]

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Helping Older Victorians Live Happier And Healthier Lives

Four local councils across regional Victoria will receive grants to improve access to transport, services and support – to help tackle social isolation and loneliness and help older Victorians live happier, healthier lives. Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing Martin Foley today announced the Age-Friendly Communities Grants, program will provide $100,000 each to Mansfield Shire […]

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Construction Underway On New Aged Care Facility

Construction is underway on the new $55.6 million residential aged care facility at St George’s Health Service in Kew, funded by the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing, Martin Foley turned the first sod on the 90-bed facility today, which will include aged persons’ mental health beds and will be operated by […]

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Social Housing Grant Winners Announced

Fifteen Victorian councils will now be able to take the next steps in building innovative new social housing projects designed to meet increasing demand for affordable housing across the State. Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing Martin Foley announced the worthy recipients of the Social Housing Investment Planning (SHIP) grants today, which provide $2.5 million […]

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Ground-Breaking New Youth Homeless Service For Melbourne

The Andrews Labor Government is investing more than $3.5 million in a ground-breaking model of intensive, 24/7 accommodation and crisis support for homeless young people Kicking off the redevelopment of Melbourne City Mission’s Frontyard Youth Services on King Street yesterday, Minister for Housing, Martin Foley said the investment would ensure young Victorians sleeping rough or […]

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Better Public Housing For Bendigo

Public housing tenants in Bendigo will benefit from $10 million in improvements to public housing estates, thanks to an Andrews Labor Government boost to regional public housing. Minister for Housing Martin Foley today announced the upgrade to the Virginia Hill estate, which will improve public spaces and provide better connections to the surrounding neighbourhood. Much […]

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$10 Million Upgrade For Delacombe Estate

Public housing tenants in Ballarat will benefit from a $10 million upgrade to the Delacombe housing estate, thanks to an Andrews Labor Government boost to regional public housing. Minister for Housing Martin Foley visited Ballarat today to announce the upgrade, which will improve the estate on Leawarra Crescent – delivering better public spaces and connections […]

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Rough Sleeping Decreases In City Of Melbourne

The Andrews Labor Government’s investment in homelessness and housing is having a positive impact – but there is more work to do, according to new data from a count of rough sleepers in inner Melbourne. Minister for Housing Martin Foley today launched the data from Street Count, which shows a 15 per cent decrease in […]

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Backing The HOPE Restart Centre For Gippsland

Gippsland locals will have access to new rehabilitation beds closer to home and their loved ones with a new alcohol and other drug facility to open in Bairnsdale thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Mental Health Martin Foley visited Bairnsdale this morning to announce that the Labor Government is backing the HOPE Restart […]

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