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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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Reaching Out And Supporting Vulnerable Victorians

Seven leading homelessness organisations will share in $17 million from the Andrews Labor Government to establish new assertive outreach and supportive housing teams and 20 new modular homes in areas of high need. Minister for Housing Martin Foley announcing the successful providers today, which will ensure people experiencing homelessness have better access to services that […]

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More Public Sector Jobs For People With Disability

More Victorians living with disability will be supported to create a meaningful career in the public sector, as part of the state’s first disability employment action plan launched today. Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing Martin Foley said the Getting to work action plan was the Victorian Public Sector’s blueprint for creating safe, inclusive and […]

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Health Champion Is Victoria’s 2018 Senior Of The Year

Retired health professional, 79 year old Hamish Russell has taken out the prestigious 2018 Victorian Senior of the Year award for his volunteer work to improve health outcomes in Melbourne’s outer east. Hamish and 17 other award recipients were recognised for their community work by the Governor of Victoria Linda Dessau AC and Parliamentary Secretary […]

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Cheaper, Fairer Public Transport For Vulnerable Victorians

The Andrews Labor Government is making it cheaper and easier for vulnerable Victorians to catch public transport, with new emergency relief tickets to be trialled from today. Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing Martin Foley today announced a 12-month trial of weekly and monthly emergency relief tickets, which provide heavily discounted public transport travel to […]

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Chinese Aged Care Facility Moves Ahead

A developer and operator has been selected for a new aged care facility in Melbourne’s south east, specifically catering for the needs of Victoria’s ageing Chinese community. Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing, Martin Foley and Minister for Multicultural Affairs, Robin Scott announced today the facility would be delivered by the Chinese Community Council of […]

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Extra Rehabilitation Beds For Victorian Youth

A new youth residential rehabilitation facility will be established in Gippsland to provide extra support, closer to home for young regional Victorians suffering from drug and alcohol addiction. Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing announced the new 20 bed facility today, which will help young people to address their alcohol and drug problems, while developing […]

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Free Travel For Seniors For 2018 Victorian Seniors Festival

Victorian Seniors Card holders are encouraged to explore Melbourne and regional Victoria with free travel from 7 to 14 October, as part of the 36th Victorian Seniors Festival. Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing Martin Foley said the free public transport will help people get to as many of the festival activities as possible. The […]

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