Topic: Housing and communities

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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Social Housing Volunteer Awards Now Open

Nominations to recognise outstanding social housing tenants in the Frances Penington and Molly Hadfield Awards are now open. Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing Martin Foley today called for nominations to help recognise public and community housing tenants who have contributed to their community by working as volunteers. The awards acknowledge tenants who work as […]

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Turnbull Government Abandons Victoria’s Homeless

The Federal Liberal Government has overnight confirmed that Malcolm Turnbull is walking away from joint responsibility to tackle growing homelessness. The Liberals’ new Treasury Laws Amendment (National Housing and Homelessness Agreement) Bill 2017 has been introduced without consultation with service providers, the states or territories. Giving testimony at Senate Estimates hearings last night, Federal Treasury […]

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Stamp Duty Cuts Helping Thousands Buy Their First Home

The Andrews Labor Government is making it easier and fairer for Victorians to buy their own house, with thousands of people taking advantage of generous stamp duty reductions to purchase their first home. Visiting Northcote today, Premier Daniel Andrews announced that 4,335 people have bought their first home since the Labor Government’s ground-breaking housing affordability […]

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Calling All Green Thumbs For Victoria In Bloom

Flowers are blooming across the state and Victorians are encouraged to recognise some of our most glorious gardens with the Victoria in Bloom competition. Minister for Housing Martin Foley today invited public or community-managed housing tenants who maintain and produce exceptional gardens to enter the annual competition. Victoria in Bloom recognises tenants who maintain  gardens […]

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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 […]

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