Topic: Housing and communities

Breaking The Cycle Of Homelessness

The Andrews Labor Government is working to break the cycle of homelessness by intervening early, getting rough sleepers housed quickly and strengthening support services to keep vulnerable people off the streets. Minister for Housing Martin Foley today visited Ozanam House in North Melbourne to announce more than $45 million in initiatives as part of the […]

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

Victoria Leads The Nation’s Building Approvals

In good news for housing affordability, Victoria recorded the strongest growth in building approvals across the nation, bolstering housing supply and making an important contribution to the State’s economy. Today’s Australian Bureau of Statistics data shows the total value of Victorian building approvals increased by 28.5 per cent to $4.6 billion in November 2017, and […]

Categories: Media Release, Treasurer

A New Approach To Tackle Chronic Homelessness

The Andrews Labor Government has joined forces with Sacred Heart Mission to develop a new approach to tackle chronic homelessness and support vulnerable Victorians. Minister for Housing Martin Foley today launched Victoria’s first Social Impact Bond – enabling investors to fund new social issues programs and enhance existing services. The Labor Government and Sacred Heart […]

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

Giving Rough Sleepers In St Kilda A Helping Hand

The Andrews Labor Government is tackling homelessness in the City of Port Phillip by funding extra outreach workers to connect rough sleepers with housing and other support services. Minister for Housing Martin Foley today announced $280,000 to support Sacred Heart Mission in partnership with Launch Housing to create a skilled assertive outreach and engagement team. […]

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

Making Renting Fair And Housing More Affordable

The Andrews Labor Government is making renting fair, housing more affordable and ensuring houses are available for Victorians who need a home – not just another investment property. Premier  Daniel Andrews visited Northcote today to reinforce the Labor Government’s comprehensive reforms to tip the scales of Victoria’s property market back in favour of tenants and […]

Categories: Media Release, Premier

Matthew Guy And Greens Vote To Block Public Housing

The Liberals and Greens have disgracefully joined forces to overturn a planning decision that would have delivered jobs, new public housing units and affordable homes close to public transport – as part of a dangerous political stunt. Matthew Guy – with the support of the Greens – has revoked planning approval for the Markham Estate […]

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

Matthew Guy And Greens Vote To Block Jobs And Housing

Thousands of jobs are being put at risk and rent is set to go up across Melbourne as a result of the Liberals and Greens joining forces today to overturn planning decisions as part of a dangerous political stunt. Matthew Guy, with the support of the Greens, are trying to block two projects that would […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Public Transport

Helping Victorians Struggling To Buy Their First House

The Andrews Labor Government is calling on Victorians struggling to earn and save enough to buy a house to register for a new scheme that will help more people buy their first home, sooner. From today, first home buyers can express their interest in being a part of HomesVic — a shared equity scheme that […]

Categories: Media Release, Premier

Warning On Empty Investment Houses: Rent, Sell Or Pay More

The Andrews Labor Government is urging investors with empty properties in inner Melbourne to sell them or rent them, or face paying more under new laws designed to boost supply and meet growing demand for housing. Premier Daniel Andrews made the call to action while visiting Darebin today – an area where it is estimated […]

Categories: Media Release, Premier

Campaign To Protect Home Buyers Against Underquoting

A new campaign will ensure prospective homebuyers know their rights under strict new underquoting laws introduced by the Andrews Labor Government to protect Victorians. Premier Daniel Andrews joined Minister for Consumer Affairs, Gaming and Liquor Regulation Marlene Kairouz in Fairfield today to launch a new Underquoting Consumer Education Campaign. The campaign will run across radio, […]

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