Hawthorn One Of Six Fast Start Sites For Big Housing Build

More than 200 new houses for people who need it will be built in Hawthorn – some of the first new homes that will be delivered through the Andrews Labor Government’s landmark Big Housing Build.

Member for Hawthorn John Kennedy today announced that Bills Street in Hawthorn is one of six fast-start sites for the $5.3 billion Big Housing Build, which will deliver more than 12,000 new homes across Victoria and create 10,000 jobs each year over the next four years.

The Labor Government will build 206 new dwellings on Bills Street. The new homes will be a mix of mostly one and two-bedroom dwellings.

The project will not only create capacity for more than 500 Victorians for whom stable housing would otherwise be out of reach, it will create around 1,050 local jobs.

Other fast start sites include Ascot Vale, Ashburton, Flemington, Richmond and West Heidelberg.

Together, the $532 million in fast-start projects will build more than 1,000 new homes and kick start the landmark Big Housing Build, which will boost social housing supply by 10 per cent across the state in just four years.

Further information regarding when construction will start at Hawthorn will be provided in due course.

Quotes attributable to Member for Hawthorn John Kennedy

“It’s great that Bills Street in Hawthorn will be among the first sites underway through this landmark program, which will deliver more than 12,000 new homes across the state.”

“Not only will the project deliver more than 200 new homes in our community, it will create more than 1,000 local jobs – which will be vital as we rebuild from the pandemic.”

Quote attributable to Minister for Housing Richard Wynne

“These fast start sites will deliver more than a thousand new homes and kickstart the biggest social housing build in the state’s history.”

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