The Victorian Government is investing almost $500 million to build and upgrade community and public housing as part of the Building Works package dedicated to creating thousands of jobs and boosting Victoria's economic recovery from the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Initiative: $115 million will be targeted to rapid housing response projects that increase much needed housing options for Aboriginal Victorians, and those leaving State Government services
Initiative: $58 million to deliver brand new, shovel-ready social housing in Reservoir, Balaclava, Dandenong and Hampton Park
Initiative: $155 million for maintenance and upgrade works that can be delivered quickly - like painting and roofing - on more than 15,000 public housing properties
Initiative: $110 million for renovations including kitchens and bathrooms in 2100 public housing properties to improve liveability for Victorian families
Initiative: $50 million for community housing providers to undertake similar maintenance and upgrade work on social housing properties they manage or own