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Call for more social housing

Melton will require a dramatic increase in social housing, according to a new report. A study from the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI)...

New housing proposal in growth suburbs slammed

A Coalition plan to fast-track 300,000 housing lots in outer growth suburbs has been described as a “recipe for long-term disaster” by one senior...

Melton: bargain location

Melton continues to be one of Melbourne’s most affordable suburbs, where home buyers can still buy for under $400,000, according to the latest figures. New...

Planters mourn loss of trees to housing

A Melton man is mourning the loss of hundreds of trees that have been cleared for development. Terry Manning and members of local environmental groups...

Quick move on Melton housing

Thousands of new house lots and three new suburbs will be fast-tracked in Melton as part of a state government plan to make housing...

Rates waived for Melton refuge

A rate exemption for a refuge for women and children fleeing domestic violence has been unanimously backed by Melton councillors. Housing Choices Australia, which will...

Council to Homeless Persons call to invest in affordable homes

Single working women are being locked out Melton’s rental market, a new analysis reveals. Research by the Council to Homeless Persons (CHP) reveals a single...

Hope Street housing program gives new hope

Four young adults without a roof over their heads have found long-term affordable housing in Melton, thanks to a Hope Street program that helps...

Melton rides building boom

Melton is experiencing a building boom, with permits for projects valued at $500 million issued in the past financial year. There were more than 2600...

Melton West house prices set to soar

Melton West house prices will soar, despite the suburb’s reputation as Victoria’s most affordable, a real estate agent has claimed. The median house price of...

Fears raised over Bacchus Marsh housing density

A Moorabool councillor fears the character of Bacchus Marsh will change if the town’s housing strategy encourages high-density residential developments. Councillors last week voted to...

Bacchus Marsh population growth on the agenda

Moorabool council is ready to tackle population growth and the demand for housing at Bacchus Marsh. The council last week released its draft Bacchus Marsh...

Limited affordable rent options in Melton

Despite Melton being a relatively affordable area for families on the minimum wage, there’s a real shortage of rental options for low-income households, according...

Woodlea: Australia’s fastest-selling estate

Woodlea has topped the charts as Australia’s fastest-selling estate for the last quarter. The news follows on the heels of the Rockbank estate’s crowning as...

Melton, Melton South most affordable for rent

Rents at Melton and Melton South are among the most affordable in the state for low-income earners, a new report has found. The National Shelter’s...

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Devils can’t complain

Things are travelling along nicely for Darley in the Ballarat Netball League. Last season’s runners-up had some changes in the off season and have gone...