26 Mar 2024 Media Release

Hundreds Of New Homes Delivered In Croydon

Hundreds of residents are moving into brand new homes in Croydon following completion of one of the biggest housing projects being delivered as part of the Allan Labor Government’s Big Housing Build.

Minister for Housing Harriet Shing today visited the site to meet new residents living at the $57 million development on Lusher Road.

The Croydon site is the largest development to be completed under Social Housing Growth Fund for around 3,300 new social housing homes across Victoria.

The development features 137 new social and affordable units, which will give up to 250 people on the Victorian Housing Register a place to call home, with more than 60 households already moved in.

The new one, two, three and four-bedroom homes are modern and energy efficient, meaning renters will be warm in winter and cool in summer while saving on their power bills.

The site also features a communal garden courtyard and secure basement car park and bicycle spaces and is walking distance from the local shopping plaza and Eastfield Park.

The Labor Government is focused on putting the voices and needs of renters first, through a partnership with Community Housing Limited who will host community activities based on the interests of residents at Lusher Road.

As part of the landmark Big Housing Build and other projects, the Labor Government is delivering more than 145 new homes in the Maroondah local government area.

Once complete, the Big Housing Build will deliver more than 12,000 new homes across Victoria, with an additional $1 billion for more than 1300 new social and affordable homes in rural and regional Victoria.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Housing Harriet Shing

“This is one of many projects around the state to deliver brand new social and affordable homes for Victorians including for many on the housing register – and these homes in Croydon are modern, energy efficient, safe and connected to community.”

“Development like this is an important part of addressing the challenges of affordability and availability – as our population grows and ageing housing stock needs to be replaced, we are building more social and affordable homes in areas where Victorians need them most.”

Quote attributable to Member for North-Eastern Metropolitan Region Sonja Terpstra:

“We are getting on with the job of delivering brand new, modern and energy efficient homes for Victorians right across the state – places that everyone can be proud to call home.”