Social housing investment a win-win

The Victorian Government is making the right decision to invest in social housing and create desperately needed jobs in the state, Business Council chief executive Jennifer Westacott said.

“Victoria urgently needs new jobs the fuel the recovery after a long and drawn out economy crippling shut-down, this is a good start.

“For thousands of Victorians finally able to get back to work this will be welcome news.

“Critically, by partnering with the private sector the government has recognised that it will be businesses who create the majority of the new jobs needed to fuel our recovery. 

“All governments must unleash their balance sheets and invest in projects that create jobs now and continue to pay dividends into the future.

“Employers are ready to partner with governments to deliver the projects we need to set us up for the future, create new jobs and supercharge our economic recovery.”