Family violence promises in Vic election

Another 1000 public housing properties would be built across Victoria for homeless people and those fleeing family violence under a re-elected Labor government.

Premier Daniel Andrews and Housing Minister Martin Foley announced the $209 million, three-year investment on Wednesday.

“No woman and her children should have to stay in an abusive, violent relationship because there is not suitable accommodation for her and her kids to get away from that danger,” Mr Andrews said.

There would be 800 one and two-bedroom homes and 200 three-bedroom homes to be built in Geelong, Ballarat, Darebin, Maribyrnong, Stonnington and Whitehorse council areas.

Mr Andrews said the homes were being built in areas where residents would be supported by community services.

There are more than 82,000 people on the social housing waiting list, according to the Victorian Council of Social Service.

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Source: SBS