Inquiry into the Adequacy and Future Directions of Public Housing in Victoria


The Committee tabled its report in Parliament for the Inquiry into the Adequacy and Future Directions of Public Housing in Victoria on 6 October 2010.

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Chair of the Committee, Mr Jude Perera, issued the following Media Release regarding the report.

Public Housing Inquiry Report

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pdf Government Response 52.25 Kb  was tabled on 6 April 2011

Content and News

The Committee tabled its report for the Inquiry into the Adequacy and Future Directions of Public Housing in Victoria in Parliament on 6 October 2010.

The Government Response to Adequacy and Future Directions of Public Housing in Victoria was tabled on 6 April 2011.

Terms of Reference

The following reference was received from the Legislative Council:

For the Family and Community Development Committee to inquire and consider the adequacy and future directions of public housing in Victoria, including —

  1. public housing waiting lists in Victoria;
  2. the impact on individuals and families of waiting times to access public housing and how this varies by each segment;
  3. the adequacy, quality and standards of Victorian public housing;
  4. the safety and location of Victorian public housing and public housing estates; and
  5. the impact of public housing need on specific groups, including women, seniors, the homeless, indigenous Victorians, refugees, people with a mental illness, substance abuse and/or disability
and to report by 30 September 2010.

Hearings and Transcripts

Representatives and clients of the following organisations presented evidence to the Committee at Public Hearings held in Melbourne and regional Victoria.

Transcripts are listed in alphabetical order.

Aboriginal Housing Victoria 66 Kb
Advocacy and Rights Centre Limited 45 Kb
Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (ASRC) 45 Kb
Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI) 69 Kb
Brotherhood of St. Laurence 62 Kb
Burke, Professor Tony 70 Kb
Carers Victoria 61 Kb
City of Ballarat 55 Kb
Community Housing Federation of Victoria (CHFV) 66 Kb
Council on the Ageing (COTA) Victoria 46 Kb
Council to Homeless Persons (CHP) 44 Kb
Division of Housing & Community Building, Department of Human Services (HCB) 144 Kb
Ethnic Communities' Council of Victoria (ECCV) 74 Kb
Greater Shepparton City Council 55 Kb
Hanover Welfare Services 131 Kb
HomeGround Services 38 Kb
Housing Choices Australia 57 Kb
Housing for the Aged Action Group 57 Kb
Loddon Mallee Housing Services Ltd 69 Kb
Mental Illness Fellowship Victoria 67 Kb
National Disability Services (NDS) 50 Kb
Psychiatric Disability Services of Victoria (VICSERV) 44 Kb
Public Interest Law Clearing House (PILCH) Homeless Persons' Legal Clinic (HPLC) 39 Kb
Representatives of Collingwood, Fitzroy & Richmond Public Housing Tenants 50 Kb
Residents Group 3081 62 Kb
Residents of Delacombe Housing Estate 60 Kb
Rumbalara Aboriginal Cooperative Ltd. 82 Kb
Rural Housing Network 63 Kb
Semmens Court Residents Association Inc. (Creswick) 32 Kb
St. Vincent de Paul Aged Care & Community Services 56 Kb
Tenants Union of Victoria (TUV) 59 Kb
Urban Communities Limited 58 Kb
Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) 72 Kb
Victorian Council of Social Service (VCOSS) 50 Kb
Victorian Drug and Alcohol Association (VAADA) 47 Kb
Victorian Local Governance Association (VLGA) 76 Kb
Victorian Public Tenants Association (VPTA) 63 Kb
Victorian Women's Housing Association (VWHA) 67 Kb
WAYSS Limited 58 Kb
Wesley Mission Melbourne 65 Kb
Wintringham 75 Kb
Women's Housing Limited 65 Kb