Wednesday, 22 February 2023


Delacombe development


Delacombe development

Juliana ADDISON (Wendouree) (19:03): (52) My adjournment matter is for the Minister for Housing, and the action that I seek is that the minister come to my electorate of Wendouree to see how we are progressing the Delacombe master plan and the Big Housing Build construction. In 2018 I welcomed the announcement that $10 million would be invested into a neighbourhood in Delacombe as part of the regional estate revitalisation project. Then in 2021 the Big Housing Build announced a budget increase totalling $50.3 million to the Delacombe project to deliver more than 150 new homes for my community. This investment will be transformative for the Delacombe neighbourhood. The redevelopment will include a range of dwellings, including one-, two- and three-bedroom homes, responding to the changing needs of households in Ballarat and across Victoria.

I welcome that a minimum of 5 per cent of the new social housing homes will have easy access for Victorians with a disability. This will improve the quality of life for people living with disability, with accessible kitchens, bathrooms and storage as well as drop-off areas, paths and car parking. The new homes will have a minimum silver rating from Livable Housing Australia. The design of the homes will be environmentally efficient, making them less expensive to heat and cool, carrying a 5-star Green Star rating and a 7-star NatHERS average rating. This is a project that will deliver new social, affordable rental and private homes for my community. I am very excited about what we are doing in Delacombe and what it will mean to individuals and families who will make these new builds their homes. I look forward to the minister’s response and welcoming him to Delacombe to see this important project.