Columns
10 years on Image

10 years on

Melbourne Water moving to Docklands
Read more >>

Away from the desk Image

Away from the desk

The little bent tree
Read more >>

Chamber update Image

Chamber update

COVID-19 and the Chamber’s response
Read more >>

Docklander Image

Docklander

Empowering women locally and abroad
Read more >>

Docklands Secrets Image

Docklands Secrets

Conflicting speeds
Read more >>

Chinese

零工经济的灰色区域
Read more >>

Fashion Image

Fashion

Top five street style trends
Read more >>

Health and Wellbeing Image

Health and Wellbeing

Five strategies to get through coronavirus (COVID-19)
Read more >>

Letters Image

Letters

Bring on the lasers
Read more >>

Business Image

Business

New offerings at The District Docklands Market Lane
Read more >>

Owners Corporation Law Image

Owners Corporation Law

Social distancing in apartment blocks is hard to do, but necessary right now
Read more >>

Maritime

Maritime matters
Read more >>

Pets Corner Image

Pets Corner

Adorable therapy
Read more >>

Precinct Perspectives

A new perspective from Batman’s Hill
Read more >>

SkyPad Living Image

SkyPad Living

A chair’s perspective of vertical living in COVID-19 times
Read more >>

Street Art Image

Street Art

Goodbye from Blender Studios
Read more >>

Sustainability

Sustainability in a pandemic world
Read more >>

The District

Eat your way through our most delicious hot spots
Read more >>

We Live Here Image

We Live Here

We need a clear cladding policy – now!
Read more >>

Abby's Angle  Image

Abby's Angle

Slow down. The panic is coursing through all our veins
Read more >>

Progress on NewQuay affordable rentals

26 Oct 2010

The Victorian Housing Minister Richard Wynne and the Member for Melbourne Bronwyn Pike, visited the Mariner, NewQuay, on October 8 to inspect the construction progress on 85 affordable rental homes.

The Victorian Government has invested $31 million in the houses for lower and medium income-earners in Docklands.

Mr Wynne said safe, comfortable, well-located and affordable homes were essential to creating a sense of place and community, and were important in providing stability.

“The Mariner, NewQuay, will ultimately provide 113 apartments over nine levels, 85 of which will be a mix of one and two-bedroom affordable rental apartments,” Mr Wynne said.

Ms Pike said the development would give tenants a home in one of Melbourne’s prime real estate areas.

The Mariner, NewQuay, is a partnership between the Commonwealth and Victorian Governments, and the registered housing association Housing Choices Australia, which will manage the apartments.

HCA contributed $8.4 million, with the remainder funded by the state and federal governments.

“HCA is committed to providing a range of accommodation to people not served well by private housing markets – whether they are people with disabilities or working families priced out of locations which provide employment,” HCA chief executive Michael Lennon said.

Construction work on The Mariner, NewQuay development started in April and is expected to be completed in April next year.

Mr Wynne said the development was part of the $1.26 billion Nation Building program, which is bringing more than 4500 new affordable rental homes to Victoria.

Share on Facebook

Stay in touch with Docklands. Subscribe to FREE monthly e-Newspaper.

Comments

  • Julianna at 11:11pm on 29/12/11

    We all need to live somewhere. However we must RECOGNISE this is prime real estate & ALL MUST LOOK AFTER our everyday environment.I have seen how residents In Pt Melb public housing DISREPECT everyone/thing around them.

    Affordable Housing should be for middle income earners too. Our rental returns would be greater as we have a derivable income & not flogging the social welfare system.

Page 1 of 1

You must be registered with Docklands News to be able to post comments.
To register, please click here.