The Victorian Government is investing in community housing with 2,352 new homes. These allocations are valued at $740 million and 9,000 jobs can result from this investment of more than a billion dollars across 38 local government areas – ranging from Melbourne to several regional developments.
The regional projects are scattered across the state, including in the Ballarat, Baw Baw, Benalla, Corangamite, Glenelg, Bendigo, Geelong, Shepparton, Horsham, Latrobe, Mitchell, Moorabool, Southern Grampians, Surf Coast, Warrnambool, and Wodonga areas.
There’s a new era of homes coming to Victoria, with 62 supported independent living buildings being built across four sites announced in June. The construction is expected this year and will be delivered through 22 community housing agencies along with the help from our wonderful contractors who are dedicated to making sure these houses are made available for those most need it- including people experiencing mental illness or disability, people escaping family violence, Victoria’s First Peoples and individuals experiencing homelessness.
According to Victorian Housing Minister Richard Wynne, we are moving forward with our Big Housing Build overseen by Homes Victoria. This is so much more than a construction project. It has the potential for thousands of jobs and homes in every corner of the state.