Topic: Housing and communities

Supporting And Expanding Our Neighbourhood Houses

The Andrews Labor Government is delivering record new funding to expand the neighbourhood house network and support staff, volunteers and the local communities they serve. The $21.8 million investment will see more families able to access the activities and services they need and want, at a neighbourhood house closer to home. It’s the biggest funding […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Families and Children

Every Victorian, every community

From Corangamite to Cardinia, every community will benefit from new investments in local facilities as part of the Victorian Budget 2018/19. The Andrews Labor Government will provide a $50 million boost to the Growing Suburbs Fund, to deliver more vital community infrastructure projects across Melbourne’s booming outer suburbs. The funding will be used to build sports […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Local Government

More help to ease cost of living pressure

Victorians will get more help to make ends meet, with a Budget boost to help ease the cost of living across our state. The Victorian Budget 2018/19 will invest $48 million in the Power Saving Bonus to help Victorian families get a better deal from power companies. To receive a $50 bonus, households will have […]

Categories: Media Release, Treasurer

Protecting Victorians With A Disability From Abuse

The Andrews Labor Government will better protect people with a disability from all forms of abuse, as part of a Victorian-first disability abuse prevention strategy. Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing Martin Foley today launched Dignity, respect and safer services: Victoria’s disability abuse prevention strategy. The plan introduces a new code of conduct for disability […]

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

Pick Your Project: Regional Victorians Setting The Agenda

Local projects across regional Victoria will be chosen by local residents under a new community building fund, which will see locals nominate and decide on their own funding priorities. The new grassroots democracy program, Pick My Project, will be backed by $30 million from the Victorian Budget 2018/19 and will be spread across the state, […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Regional Development, Ministers

Pick Your Project: New Fund For Locals, Decided By Locals

Local projects will be chosen by local residents under a new community building fund, which will see Victorians nominate and decide on their own funding priorities. The new grassroots democracy program, Pick My Project, will be backed by $30 million from the Victorian Budget 2018/19 and will be spread across the state, giving every community […]

Categories: Media Release, Premier

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 […]

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

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 […]

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

More Homes For Family Violence Victims

The Andrews Labor Government has delivered another 20 affordable homes in Melbourne’s inner-west for women and children escaping family violence. Minister for Consumer Affairs Marlene Kairouz joined Member for Williamstown Wade Noonan to officially open the new units, which will provide a safe haven for family violence victims and women over 55 who have had […]

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

A Year On, Homes For Victorians Is Making Things Fair

Thousands of Victorians now have the comfort and security of a new home thanks to the Andrews Labor Government’s ground-breaking Homes for Victorians initiative. A year after its launch, more than 17,000 first home buyers have benefited from stamp duty exemptions and concessions, while more than 2,000 have received first home owner grants to break […]

Categories: Media Release, Ministers, Treasurer