New partnership to give more Victorians a place to call home

Australian Treasury

The Albanese Labor Government will help to deliver more than 100 new social and affordable homes in Heidelberg West through a new partnership with the Allan Labor Government announced today.

The development at the Bell Bardia Estate will be a mix of social and affordable homes, with the social homes funded with $27.5 million from the Albanese Labor Government’s Social Housing Accelerator.

The new development will include 53 social homes and 51 affordable homes with a mix of 1‑, 2‑ and 3‑bedroom dwellings.

The $2 billion Social Housing Accelerator is one part of the Albanese Labor Government’s $32 billion Homes for Australia plan.

The Albanese Labor Government is working with states and territories like Victoria to help meet our ambitious national target of building 1.2 million homes by the end of the decade.

The Social Housing Accelerator has already provided almost $500 million to Victoria which will help to build up to 769 new social homes across the state.

Applications closed earlier this year for the first round of funding for social and affordable homes under the $10 billion Housing Australia Future Fund and the National Housing Accord, which will help deliver thousands of homes across the country.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Housing and Minister for Homelessness, Julie Collins MP:

“Our Government’s $2 billion Social Housing Accelerator will help to give more Victorians a safe and affordable place to call home.

“This project won’t just transform the Bell Bardia estate, it will help to transform the lives of Victorians who will have a place to call home.

“Through our Homes for Australia plan, the Albanese Labor Government has committed $32 billion in new housing initiatives to deliver more homes across the country.

“Our ambitious housing reform agenda is working across the board – with more help for homebuyers, more help for renters and more help for Australians needing a safe place for the night.”

Quotes attributable to Member for Jagajaga, Kate Thwaites MP:

“The Albanese Government is helping more people to call Heidelberg West home, by partnering with the Allan Government to deliver more than 100 new social and affordable homes.

“Bell Bardia Estate has been an important part of the 3081 community for many years.

“Replacing what were run down homes and renewing the estate means that we will continue to have social and affordable housing available in Heidelberg West.”

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