The Victorian Government has announced it will spend $5.3 billion to build more than 12,000 public housing homes over the next four years.
- Of the new units, 1,000 will be for Indigenous Australians, 1,000 for victims of domestic violence and 2,000 for people with a mental illness
- One quarter of the dwellings will be built in regional Victoria
- The Victorian Council of Social Services says the scale of the investment in public housing had never been seen before in Australia
Construction will start immediately…