Topic: Housing and communities

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 […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Housing

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 […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Housing

Victorian Workers Go North To Help Qld Flood Recovery

Close to 120 Victorian recovery workers will head to Queensland over the next five weeks to answer a call from parts of the country ravaged by once-in-a-century floods which forced thousands from their homes. As the massive cleanup begins, Victoria is sending experienced and skilled relief and recovery personnel to help with field work, outreach […]

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

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 […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Housing

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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