More worker housing now complete in Koroit28/10/2022
Much needed key workers in high demand industries will now have access to accommodation in south west Victoria with five new units now complete thanks to an investment from the Victorian Government.
The five new cabins constructed at the Koroit Caravan Park have been supported through the Government’s Regional Recovery Fund.
The studio-style units are made possible by a $465,000 grant to provide affordable rental accommodation for workers in the region’s construction, agriculture and hospitality industries. The cabins will help address local worker housing shortages and benefit local businesses seeking to fill roles which often require skilled labourers to relocate.
The Koroit Caravan Park also offers caravan and camping facilities for holidaymakers. The accommodation units will be rented out to visitors when not used by workers.
Regional Victoria is experiencing a shortage of skilled workers, with unemployment the lowest on record. The new worker cabins are one of a range of initiatives the Government is investing in to address workforce shortages and housing availability as part of the Regional Workforce Pilots.
Work is underway to prepare land for residential housing in Timboon and in Simpson thanks to $2 million in funding as part of the Pilots, and once complete, will enable up to 140 new homes to be built.
The government is also supporting regional Victorian manufacturer FormFlow through the Portland Diversification Fund to establish a housing manufacturing hub in Portland. The $2.35 million housing manufacturing facility will be capable of producing up to 200 relocatable houses a year for the Glenelg Shire and surrounding regions.
The Regional Recovery Fund is designed to kickstart regional recovery by investing in locally identified projects that address each region’s unique and immediate socio-economic challenges, with a strong focus on creating jobs.
The Fund builds on the Victorian Government’s almost $36 billion record investment across regional and rural Victoria since 2015. For more information, visit Regional Recovery Fund.