Member for Western Victoria
Derryn Hinch’s Justice Party

Regional Housing Affordability

Mr GRIMLEY (Western Victoria) (12:50): My question is to the Minister for Housing and Minister for Planning. Recently I met with the CEO, mayor and councillors from the Moyne shire, who explained the great financial benefits of wind farm construction in their local area. As I continued to meet with councils in Horsham and Colac, I was told that they are benefiting from the construction of wind farms. High employment rates have meant that Victorians are now moving into these regional centres for jobs and consequently renting or purchasing homes. At the time of our meeting the Moyne council explained that there was not a single house for rent, which has obvious social and economic implications. My question to the minister is: what is the Andrews government doing in order ensure there is a supply of affordable housing in regions where the state government is investing in renewable energy capital?


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