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LAKE TYERS, VICTORIA: COMMUNITY WELL-BEING

Community Housing Limited’s partnership with the Lake Tyers Aboriginal Trust has produced ground breaking outcomes after only 15 months.


Currently, two-thirds of indigenous households live in rented accommodation compared to one third of other households. Five per cent of indigenous households live in overcrowded conditions compared with less than one per cent of other Australians.

Community Housing Limited’s partnership with the Lake Tyers Aboriginal Trust, State Government of Victoria and East Gippsland TAFE has produced ground breaking outcomes after only 15 months.

In 2008 CHL completed the construction of a community centre at Lake Tyres and project involved design and construction of five new homes, community centre along with up gradation of existing properties. It also included refurbishment of the sports pavilion, up gradation of the child care centre.

At Lake Tyers, CHL’s role has been even broader- it includes not only the provision of new housing and infrastructure, but employment and community development programs as well.

CHL included the creation of employment opportunities for Trust residents in the management of Housing Services and Development. The Tenancy Service includes a part time trainee position of 14 hours per week for a community member. Over the years there have been four local members of staff.

CHL has made a serious commitment to this region. We have been able to expand the housing, build infrastructure, create jobs and support the local economy and our staff are proactive in their communication with the local community.

 

 

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