Big Housing Build – Adjournment Matter

Ms ADDISON (Wendouree) 

My adjournment matter is for the Minister for Housing, and the action that I seek is that the minister provide me with an update about further opportunities for investment and job creation in my electorate of Wendouree as we deliver the $5.3 billion Big Housing Build.

I thank the minister for his strong and compassionate leadership and once again congratulate him on Victoria’s largest ever investment in social and affordable housing.

The Victorian government Big Housing Build is building thousands of new homes for Victorians in need and creating tens of thousands of new jobs to support Victoria’s post-COVID recovery.

I am so proud that the Andrews Labor government is investing over $20 million in Ballarat, delivering 89 new social housing homes across nine projects, creating more than 250 local jobs in my community.

This investment includes funding for 25 homes in two Delacombe locations to be delivered in partnership with Centacare Housing Services. These properties will provide long-term housing to support people on the Victorian Housing Register.

Other projects in Ballarat include 16 homes in Redan delivered in partnership with the Haven Foundation; four homes in Brown Hill delivered in partnership with Aboriginal Housing Victoria; 18 homes in Canadian delivered in partnership with Community Housing (Vic) Ltd; 14 homes in Canadian delivered in partnership with Haven; Home, Safe; and 12 homes in Mount Pleasant delivered in partnership with Haven; Home, Safe.

Our $20 million investment into social housing across Ballarat provides desperately needed housing for our most vulnerable community members. As well as transforming lives, this investment will stimulate the local economy and create jobs. This is a great outcome for my community.

These nine projects are included in the 44 projects announced for regional Victoria worth $202.6 million, creating 583 social housing homes.

This investment is in addition to the $50 million the state government has already announced for the Delacombe housing estate revitalisation, which will construct at least 150 social housing homes, including the replacement of 66 of the existing ageing social housing homes with 7-star energy-efficient homes.

I look forward to receiving the update from the Minister for Housing and the Victorian government continuing to invest in social and affordable housing in Ballarat.


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