BOOSTING SOCIAL HOUSING IN PAKENHAM
More Victorians will have a place to call home thanks to the Andrews Labor Government’s social housing investment in Pakenham.
Minister for Housing Richard Wynne today visited the construction site of two new social housing homes that are part of more than $9 million invested in Pakenham to build 26 homes for those who need it most.
This project, along with 18 other houses under construction, will that are comfortable, modern and energy efficient, and part of a vibrant and well-connected neighbourhood.
These projects in Pakenham are expected to create 66 local jobs
These developments – and a further four homes purchased as part of the Big Housing Build – will provide safe, stable and secure housing for Victorians, including people experiencing or at risk of homelessness, older women, Aboriginal Victorians, and people with a disability or mental illness, so they can live a life they value.
The houses are part of a record investment in social and affordable housing by the Labor Government.
The landmark $5.3 billion Big Housing Build – the largest single investment in social and affordable housing in Australia’s history – is delivering more than 12,000 new homes and creating an average of 10,000 jobs per year over the next four years.
This includes $1.25 billion investment in regional areas, ensuring the economic and social benefits are felt in communities across the state.
Quotes attributable to Minister for Housing Richard Wynne
“Everyone deserves a safe place to call home and these new developments provide just that, allowing people to live a life of stability and dignity.”
“The social housing developments across Pakenham are tackling homelessness through investing in real and tangible solutions.”
Quote attributable to Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing
“This investment will make a real difference, providing people in Pakenham with the safety and security of social and affordable housing and helping build a strong local community.”