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Highton social housing project gets green light

Highton social housing project gets green light
2022-06-30
by Wintringham Communications

A new social housing development will be built in Highton, creating 22 new homes for older people experiencing or vulnerable to homelessness in the Geelong region.

This project will be delivered in partnership with the Alexander Miller Estate, the Victorian Government and Wintringham.  

The Miller Estate has contributed over $3.25 million plus land, with the Victorian Government contributing over $7.33 million to the project. Wintringham will be responsible for the build, along with management of the properties, and provision of support services for residents once complete.

Bryan Lipmann AM, Wintringham CEO/Founder said, “The new units will provide much needed social housing in a region that is experiencing significant housing shortages and homelessness, much like many other parts of regional Australia.”

“I think it’s wonderful that this new development will sit alongside our existing 34 housing units in Highton. This means our Support Workers can provide clients with the support services they need from the one location. Our housing support often makes all the difference to clients living the life they deserve.

“We hope our new residents will enjoy the security and peace of mind that their new home will bring, and most importantly love living there as much as their neighbours in the adjoining properties do.”

Gary Martin, Chair of Trustees of the Alexander Miller Estate said, “It’s this genuine commitment from all parties to dedicate our time and resources to not only create purpose-built homes across regional Victoria, but to ensure the residents have access to the services and support they require to successfully maintain their tenancies and a good quality of life, that truly makes this partnership exceptional.”

Jodi Kennedy, General Manager Charitable Trusts and Philanthropy at Equity Trustees said, “We are proud to ensure Alexander Miller’s commitment to the Geelong region is demonstrated in a real and practical way, driving positive outcomes for those in the community who need it.

“Given the critical need for housing supply at this time, it’s very rewarding to see the collaborative partnership between the Alexander Miller Estate, the Victorian Government and Wintringham Housing, come to fruition through this development.”

Photo caption: (L – R) Philip Endersbee - Alexander Miller Estate Trustee, Theresia - Highton resident, Minister for Consumer Affairs the Hon. Melissa Horne MP, Gary Martin - Alexander Miller Estate Chair and Bryan Lipmann AM - CEO/Founder Wintringham attended our current Highton housing site on 30 June 2022 to announce this latest project.

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