Thank you for raising the matter of improving the existing social housing
stock in the Shepparton district. On 18 May 2020, the Victorian Government
announced it is investing almost $155 million for maintenance and upgrade works
and a further $110 million for renovations to public housing properties as part
of its Building Works package.
This funding will include
upgrade works to more than 2,100 properties and maintenance works to over
15,000 properties across Victoria, and 25 per cent of it will be allocated to
regional areas. The investment will prioritise works that are able to commence
in the coming weeks and months that will improve the amenity, liveability and
condition of thousands of homes across the state, including homes in the
As part of this Building
Works package, 14 properties in the Shepparton area will be upgraded during the
2020-21 financial year, with a further 24 properties expected to be upgraded
Through the Director of Housing's
annual base program of improving the social housing portfolio, an additional 19
properties in the Shepparton area will be upgraded during 2020-21, with a
further 14 properties upgraded during 2021-22. By late 2022, a total of 71 home
upgrades in the Shepparton area are expected to be completed.
The Victorian Government is also continuing to make
significant investments to address social housing stock and homelessness across
The Government's Building New Homes to
Fight Homelessness program will see at least 1,000 new public housing homes
constructed by December 2022, ready to support people at risk of or
experiencing homelessness or family violence. The majority of these new
properties will be one- and two-bedroom homes.
redevelopment in the Shepparton area have already been confirmed that will
deliver ten new homes within this program, with further sites being considered.
The new homes will support people in need to gain access to safe, secure,
affordable and stable housing in the local area.
Hon Richard Wynne MP
Minister for Housing