Social Housing

Constituency Question

Danny O’BRIEN (Gippsland South) (15:34): (230) My question is to the Minister for Housing. Following the disastrous Commonwealth Games decision, which has affected my region of Gippsland, we need to try and salvage something for my region, so I ask: how many new public housing homes, on a net new basis, will be constructed in the municipalities of South Gippsland, Latrobe and Wellington from the proposed regional housing fund? I ask this given the Big Housing Build so far has delivered just six new homes in South Gippsland shire. That is one for every 5000 residents in South Gippsland shire versus, for example, Latrobe, where it is one for every 900. We actually have a housing crisis in our region, and it affects all parts of the region, including rural areas like South Gippsland. We need more than just six. I ask the minister to explain how many new houses will actually be provided under the regional housing fund.

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