Bass Coast welcomes funding for public and community housing

Bass Coast welcomes funding for public and community housing Bass Coast Shire Council welcomes the Victorian Government’s announcement of $25 million for Bass Coast, as part of the state’s biggest ever investment in public and community housing.Bass Coast CEO Ali Wastie said that Affordable and Emergency Housing is one of Council’s top advocacy priorities.“This funding is an incredible commitment and one that Council has been at the forefront of advocating for. It coincides with the $130,000 Council allocated this year towards the development of our own Housing Strategy for Bass Coast,” Ms Wastie said.This funding announcement further highlights the importance of Council’s Advocacy Strategy, with the Cowes Cultural Centre, Erosion Infrastructure and Climate Change Policy and Tertiary Education Investment all benefiting from increased funding in recent months.Ms Wastie said that the $25 million announcement was particularly important, as Bass Coast is experiencing increased incidences of people facing homelessness or being at risk of homelessness.“There is no available community or government owned social housing in Bass Coast, the only option is privately owned accommodation, which is increasingly limited,” Ms Wastie said.“Local agencies are struggling to meet demand, leaving no room for them to undertake critical strategic and planning work so this funding announcement will be welcomed by the whole community.“We would like to thank Jordan Crugnale MP, Minister Richard Wynne and the Victorian Government for this investment, to provide secure, modern and affordable homes for some of our most vulnerable residents,” Ms Wastie concluded. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Bass, Bass Coast, Bass Coast Council, climate, climate change, community, council, Cowes, education, Emergency, Government, homelessness, housing, infrastructure, Investment, Jordan, local council, Minister read more