- The first stage was delivered in 2021, with the second completed in recent weeks.
- The development comprises 36 homes.
- Significant investment is going to housing across regional Victoria.
Tenants have begun moving into new homes delivered as part of a partnership between the Victorian Government, Haven Foundation, and Mind Australia.
The recently completed $10 million housing development for people living with mental health concerns in Mooroopna comprises 36 homes. The first stage of the development, delivering 16 homes, was completed in 2021, with the second stage, delivering 20 homes, completed in recent weeks.
“We know there’s demand for social and affordable housing in regional Victoria and that’s why we’re getting on with the job and delivering these new homes,” said Housing Minister, Harriet Shing.
“Our unprecedented investment in housing will help future generations to live a more stable life, while also creating thousands of jobs right across the state.”
These homes will be allocated to Victorians in need. This includes applicants on the Victorian Housing Register who have significant mental health and well-being concerns. The project provides them with long-term accommodation, care, and support services.
The 36 Mooroopna homes have been designed to convey a village atmosphere, including communal facilities that encourage residents to come together and private dwellings where people can create a home.
“We know how important a safe, welcoming home and local community can be for people living with mental health challenges – that’s why this new development in Mooroopna is such an important addition to the region,” said Mental Health Minister, Ingrid Stitt.
Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, said: “This is a much-needed housing development for the people of Mooroopna and Shepparton. Everyone deserves the safety and sense of belonging a home can provide, particularly homes like these.”
This comes as part of wider efforts to bolster social and affordable housing options across Victoria.
Since the Big Housing Build commenced in late 2020, over $1 billion has been invested into projects across regional Victoria, with 3,000 homes either completed or under construction.
As part of the significant spend across regional Victoria, large-scale developments are planned for locations including Ballarat (180 homes) and Bendigo (120 homes).