Greens And Liberals Block Social Housing Once Again

The Andrews Labor Government is calling for an end to the fight against the renewal of public housing.

Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing Martin Foley today condemned the Liberal and Greens Coalition for once again flagging their intention to revoke the planning scheme amendment that would allow for the Markham Estate revitalisation project.

The project will deliver 62 new public housing dwellings on the former Markham Estate – more than previously existed on the site – and will make homes more affordable for Victorians and those that need housing the most.

Earlier this year, the Labor Government announced it would push forward with the revitalisation of the estate, and the delivery of urgently needed new public housing, with a reduction in height to address community concerns after the Liberals and Greens blocked the original Planning Scheme Amendment in November last year.

Six homes on the estate would be fully accessible and provide for people with a range of mobility needs and requirements, and all homes on the estate would meet the Better Apartments Design Standards.

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