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Victorian Government aims to create 43,000 jobs with $5.3 billion public housing spend – ABC News

Social welfare advocates say the Victorian Government’s $5.3 billion plan to build more than 12,000 public housing units will fill a “desperate need” and change…

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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…

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