A fantastic initiative involving a very generous philanthropic contribution and the collaboration of a number of Government Departments will see the construction of 57 portable homes in Footscray, to be made available for concessional rentals to low income adults and families.
What a great precedent to set for other Government Departments and organisations around that country that have land holdings not being utilised. We need more collaborative initiatives such as this if we are going to really tackle the affordable housing issues we have across the country.
Construction of 57 new homes is set to commence on vacant VicRoads’ land in Melbourne’s inner west thanks to a new and never-before-seen collaboration. Vic Roads, Launch Housing, the Department of Health and Human Services and philanthropic donors Geoff and Brad Harris have come together to deliver affordable housing to the Melbourne market. As a result, Launch Housing will build 57 one-bedroom transportable homes on nine vacant sites on Ballarat Road in Footscray, allowing low-income adults and families access to reasonably priced rental properties.