Topic: Housing and communities

Victorians Saving Big Buying Their First Home

The Andrews Labor Government’s ground-breaking efforts to make it easier for people to buy their first home has saved Victorians more than $185 million in just three months. From July to September this year, 8,205 people benefitted from a stamp duty exemption or concession – saving them $147 million – while 2,943 Victorians received a […]

Categories: Media Release, Treasurer

Building New Homes To Fight Homelessness

A re-elected Andrews Labor Government will help more Victorians escape from family violence, homelessness and life on the streets with 1,000 new public housing properties across the state. The Andrews Labor Government has already delivered more than 1,500 additional community and public housing properties, putting a roof over the head of Victorians who have nowhere […]

Categories: Media Release, Premier

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 […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Housing, Ministers

Building More Social Housing In Melbourne’s East

The Andrews Labor Government is providing safe, secure housing for vulnerable women and their children, including those escaping family violence. Minister for Consumer Affairs Marlene Kairouz visited community housing agencies in Melbourne’s east and south-east today to announce $6.2 million in Victorian Property Fund (VPF) grants for three social housing projects that will create 97 […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Consumer Affairs, Gaming and Liquor Regulation

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 […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Housing

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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New Wheelers Hill Home For Seriously Injured Victorians

Six Victorians who have been seriously injured in transport accidents now have the freedom to live independently following the completion of a new housing development in Wheelers Hill. Minister for Finance Robin Scott today visited the six new two-bedroom units and central support hub, built as part of the Transport Accident Commission’s (TAC) Residential Independence […]

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Benalla West Estate To Receive $10 Million Facelift

Public housing tenants in Benalla will benefit from a $10 million upgrade to the Benalla West housing estate, thanks to an Andrews Labor Government boost to regional public housing. Minister for Housing Martin Foley and Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes today announced the upgrade, which will make improvements to the Benalla West estate, including […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Housing

Building More Social Housing In Melbourne’s West

In an Australian first, the Andrews Labor Government is building prefabricated studio units on unoccupied government land in Melbourne’s inner west to help meet demand for social housing. Minister for Consumer Affairs Marlene Kairouz today visited one of the nine sites along Ballarat Road in Footscray and Maidstone that will be home to 57 prefabricated […]

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Be Prepared: A New Home For Carrum Downs Scouts Group

The Carrum Downs Scouts Group will have a new permanent home, thanks to $250,000 from the Andrews Labor Government. Treasurer Tim Pallas joined Member for Carrum Sonya Kilkenny to announce the funding, which will go towards the project. The new facility will include a mezzanine for meeting rooms, timber flooring, heating and cooling. It will […]

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