On 2 November 2016, Minister Marlene Kairouz officially announced the re-development of Women’s Housing Limited’s Newport Community Housing property. This project will provide 20 new long term affordable housing units for low-income women including older women and women escaping domestic violence. This project is possible because of the contribution from the Victorian Property Fund.

Minister for Consumer Affairs Marlene Kairouz was joined by Members for Western Metropolitan Cesar Melhem and Khalil Eideh to turn the first sod marking the start of construction on the apartments.  “We’re working to make a significant difference in the lives of women fleeing family violence by providing affordable, long term housing in an area close to the services and job opportunities they need.”

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