Topic: Housing and communities

Boost For St Kilda City Gate Apartments

The Andrews Labor Government is breathing new life into St Kilda’s City Apartments – funding a conversion of the existing rooming houses into safe, long-term homes for vulnerable people in the Port Phillip community. Minister for Housing Martin Foley today visited St Kilda’s City Gate Apartments to announce the redevelopment project that will see the […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing

Andrews Labor Government Will Make Renting Fair

The Andrews Labor Government will make renting fair, with an unprecedented package of tenancy reforms. More than one in four Victorians rent their home, a number that is increasing as it becomes more difficult for many Victorians to break into the housing market. They need and deserve better protection. The Labor Government’s rental fairness package […]

Categories: Media Release, Premier

Making Housing More Affordable For Victorians

First home buyers across regional Victoria are benefitting from stamp duty relief and the doubling of the First Home Owner Grant (FHOG), which came into effect on 1 July. Talking at a business forum in Portland, the Treasurer Tim Pallas said that the grant, which increased from $10,000 to $20,000 is expected to help up […]

Categories: Media Release, Treasurer

Creating Better Apartments And Public Space In Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government has released new guidelines to improve design standards for new apartment buildings in Victoria. Minister for Planning Richard Wynne today released Apartment Design and Urban Design Guidelines for Victoria, to help state agencies, local councils, developers and consumers better understand recent improvements to design standards. The Labor Government has already introduced […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Planning

It’s Time For Melbourne’s Inner Suburbs To Have Their Say

The Andrews Labor Government is encouraging people in Melbourne’s inner suburbs to have their say, as community consultation kicks off in the lead-up to the first Inner Metro Partnership assembly on 13 September. The annual Metropolitan Partnerships give people across Melbourne the chance to come together as a community and advise the Labor Government on […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Suburban Development

Helping Renters Make A House Into A Home

The Andrews Labor Government is giving renters the security of a long-term lease as part of its plan to make housing more stable and affordable for Victorians. The Residential Tenancies Amendment (Long-Term Tenancy Agreements) Bill 2017 will pave the way for new long-term tenancy agreements and an online matching service for landlords and tenants. Currently, […]

Categories: Media Release, Premier

Housing And Education Renewal In North Melbourne

The Andrews Labor Government’s renewal of a North Melbourne public housing estate includes provision for much-needed, new education and arts facilities, helping relieve pressure on inner city schools. As part of the development, North Melbourne Primary School will use some of the land to expand and upgrade its learning facilities over coming years to meet […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing

New Community For Melbourne’s West A Big Boost To Affordable Housing

The Andrews Labor Government is building a new community in Melbourne’s west to boost housing affordability and create local jobs. Minister for Planning Richard Wynne today approved the detailed precinct structure plan for Mt Atkinson, a new suburb just south west of Caroline Springs. In a ground-breaking move, the arrangements for delivery of two schools, […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Planning, Western Metropolitan Region

More Housing Support Throughout Victoria

Community and homelessness organisations across the state will share in over $27 million in funding from the Andrews Labor Government to provide housing for vulnerable Victorians. Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing Martin Foley joined Member for Bendigo West Maree Edwards in Bendigo today to announce that Haven Home Safe is one of eight organisations […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing

Security Upgrade On Cards For Flemington Estate

Residents of the public housing estate in Flemington are not only going to benefit from a $30 million upgrade project but will soon see improved security and safety initiatives implemented on the Estate. Meeting with residents today, Minister for Housing Disability and Ageing Martin Foley joined by Member for Essendon Danny Pearson announced revamped lighting […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing, Northern Metropolitan Region