Topic: Housing and communities

Helping Councils Deliver More Affordable Homes

The Andrews Labor Government is helping councils integrate more affordable housing into private developments. Minister for Planning Richard Wynne this week announced $500,000 to give local councils professional advice and support on how to negotiate with developers to include affordable housing in their developments. New changes to Victoria’s Planning and Environment Act 1987 establish a […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Planning

New Homes To Support Vulnerable Victorians

Rough sleepers in regional and outer metro areas will have better access to housing and support services with modular homes planned for three new sites across Victoria. Minister for Housing, Martin Foley today announced the 19 new modular homes at Bacchus Marsh, Norlane and Dandenong through the Towards Home program. The modular homes offer supportive […]

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

Voting Soon Opens For Pick My Project

Communities across Victoria have responded overwhelmingly to Pick My Project, putting forward more than 2000 project ideas to the Andrews Labor Government’s community grants initiative. Victorians will soon be able to have their say, with voting for projects across the state to open on Monday 13 August 2018. Victorians can help make their favourite project […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Suburban Development

Social Housing Growth Fund Open For Business

More than $2 billion in social housing support will be released from today by the Andrews Labor Government, to ensure thousands more people have a roof over their head. Minister for Housing Martin Foley joined Treasurer Tim Pallas to announce the opening of bids for the Victorian Social Housing Growth Fund and more support for […]

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

Around The Clock Services Protect Victims Of Family Violence

The Andrews Labor Government is protecting women and children from family violence, providing ongoing funding for eight local refuge providers to operate 24/7. Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing, Martin Foley announced the $27.7 million funding at this week’s 10-year anniversary celebration of McAuley Services for Women. McAuley provides safe accommodation and support for women and […]

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

Housing Boost For Vulnerable Families In Mitchell Region

The Andrews Labor Government is building five social housing developments for vulnerable families with young children in the Mitchell Shire. Minister for Consumer Affairs Marlene Kairouz visited Broadford today to announce a $2 million Victorian Property Fund grant to build eight dwellings at five sites across the shire, creating 19 extra bedrooms. Five two-bedroom townhouses […]

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

Community Housing To Help Vulnerable Youth In Bendigo

The Andrews Labor Government is investing in community housing in Bendigo to help vulnerable young people in the region find stable, affordable accommodation. Minister for Consumer Affairs Marlene Kairouz visited Bendigo today to announce a $2.78 million grant from the Victorian Property Fund for the construction of 16 dwellings at two sites, totalling 28 bedrooms. […]

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

Social Housing Grant Winners Announced

Fifteen Victorian councils will now be able to take the next steps in building innovative new social housing projects designed to meet increasing demand for affordable housing across the State. Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing Martin Foley announced the worthy recipients of the Social Housing Investment Planning (SHIP) grants today, which provide $2.5 million […]

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

Ground-Breaking New Youth Homeless Service For Melbourne

The Andrews Labor Government is investing more than $3.5 million in a ground-breaking model of intensive, 24/7 accommodation and crisis support for homeless young people Kicking off the redevelopment of Melbourne City Mission’s Frontyard Youth Services on King Street yesterday, Minister for Housing, Martin Foley said the investment would ensure young Victorians sleeping rough or […]

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

Better Public Housing For Bendigo

Public housing tenants in Bendigo will benefit from $10 million in improvements to public housing estates, thanks to an Andrews Labor Government boost to regional public housing. Minister for Housing Martin Foley today announced the upgrade to the Virginia Hill estate, which will improve public spaces and provide better connections to the surrounding neighbourhood. Much […]

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