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Supporting workers to secure housing in Sea Lake

30/09/2021

The Victorian Government is helping lay the groundwork to address a housing shortage in Sea Lake as part of its commitment to tackle housing shortages and other barriers to regional workforce attraction across the Mallee.

Works are beginning in Sea Lake to prepare land to attract a new housing development, thanks to $300,000 from the Victorian Government’s Regional Recovery Fund.

The funding will enable Buloke Shire Council to prepare a council-owned former primary school site into a residential subdivision with up to eight blocks to be sold to private investors for housing and accommodation.

This investment complements the Government’s $5 million Regional Workforce Pilots, which have been developed to address a shortage of housing across parts of regional and rural Victoria and boost employment.

Pilot sites are being developed in four regions across the state, including in Robinvale to support coordination between local, state and Commonwealth governments to explore accommodation options in the region.

The Victorian Government is also investing in a range of other housing projects in the Mallee designed to create more jobs and attract more workers to the region. This includes a $500,000 investment in the Swan Hill Worker Housing from the Building Works program to subdivide land and construct four houses for workers.

In Mildura, an $800,000 investment through the Building Works program for the Ramsay Court Worker Accommodation project is supporting the refurbishment of 25 rooms for seasonal workers. On top of this, the Regional Recovery Fund is supporting the development of the Loddon Mallee Housing Revitalisation Strategy.

The investments build on the Government’s historic $5.3 billion Big Housing Build to construct more than 12,000 new secure and modern, social and affordable homes throughout the state – with $1.25 billion being invested in regional Victoria.

The commitments are part of the almost $30 billion investment in regional and rural Victoria since 2015.



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