By Dustin Halse

15 September 2021

The Victorian Government is ramping up delivery of the Big Housing Build across the state with the first allocation of funds to community housing projects – with more than $1 billion in projects to commence this year.

The Government is investing $45.8 million in Maroondah City Council delivering 137 new social housing homes creating more than 514 local jobs. 

The Government is also investing $34.5 million in Whitehorse City Council delivering 96 new social housing homes creating 392 jobs.

This investment includes $20,668,896 for 62 homes in Mitcham delivered in partnership with Community Housing (Vic) Ltd.

The projects are part of almost $740 million the Labor Government is investing in 89 community housing projects across regional and metropolitan areas. This investment will deliver 2,352 homes across the state giving more Victorians the stability of a home while creating more than 9000 jobs – with shovels expected to be in the ground by the end of the year.

The homes will be made available to those in the most need of housing including people living with mental illness
or disability, people escaping family violence, Victoria’s First Peoples and individuals experiencing homelessness.

The investment includes 62 new supported independent living homes for Victorians living with mental illness being built across four sites announced in June.

The Government’s $5.3 billion Big Housing Build is delivering more than 12,000 new homes – boosting Victoria’s social housing supply by 10 per cent – while generating 10,000 jobs each year over the four year program.

Quote attributable to the Member for Ringwood, Dustin Halse
“These Big Housing Build projects will stimulate our local economy while providing the stability and security of a home for those in our community that need it most “
“These projects will create 62 homes right here in the electorate of Ringwood – with construction expected to be underway this year.”

Quote attributable to Minister for Housing Richard Wynne
“Our record investment in housing is not only providing a roof over the head of vulnerable Victorians who need it –
it’s creating thousands of jobs and supporting the Victorian economy.”