Constituency Question: Housing Crisis

My question is to the Minister for Housing, and I seek information on how many new dwellings the government’s public housing program will deliver in Warrnambool and the South-West.

The last state budget allocated funding to renew old stock and to build new social housing properties. Local media reported that a minimum $25 million of the funding pool had been allocated to the Warrnambool area but reported no details about how the money would be spent or how many new dwellings would be built.

Affordable housing is one of the key issues in my electorate, and Infrastructure Victoria’s 30-year strategy found that the unmet housing demand is estimated at over 1400 dwellings and that just 23 per cent of new lettings in Warrnambool are affordable for lower income households. Minister, how many new dwellings will this planned $25 million deliver in Warrnambool, and what is the expected outcome for access to affordable housing?

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