New Grants To Boost Social Housing Stock – 15 February

The Andrews Labor Government is providing grants of up to $200,000 for local governments to help build new, innovative social housing projects.

Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing Martin Foley today announced the $2 million Social Housing Investment Planning grants program during a visit to the Stokes Penola public housing estate – currently under construction in Preston.

The $20 million project will see the redevelopment of one of Victoria’s first public housing estates, originally built in the early 1940s.

Construction of the first 22 apartments is expected to be completed in October – with the remaining 46 apartments to be finished by the end of 2018.


When linked with the Government’s $1 billion Social Housing Growth Fund, these grants will support more modern, accessible homes for vulnerable Victorians.

Grants open on Monday, 19 February, 2018.

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