Policy and Submissions

The Victorian Public Tenants Association provides advocacy for public housing tenants on state-wide issues through our regular meetings with the Department of Health and Human Services.

Policy Position Statements are the VPTA’s recommendations and suggestions that work towards improving and expanding public housing in Victoria for all those who need it.

We have presented the following statements to the Department:

VPTA 2022-23 State Budget Submission

Response to the 10 Year Social and Affordable Housing Strategy Discussion Paper 2021

VPTA 2020-21 State Budget Submission

VPTA 2019-20 State Budget Submission

Housing Enquiry – Upper House VPTA response NOV 2017

Ombudsman Submission – November 2017

What the VPTA stands for – Feb 2017

Transfers and Mutual Swaps -Mar 2016

Blueprint for Affordable Housing in Victoria –  Feb 2016

Making Public Housing Sustainable – Nov 2014

Maintenance in Public Housing – May 2014

Rent Setting Policy – Feb 2014

More Public Housing is Imperative – Jun 2014

Tenant Behaviour – April 2013

Working with the Department of Human Services – May 2013

Living in public housing – July 2013

A Viable Public Housing System – August 2014

Public Submissions

The VPTA makes regular submissions to public inquiries and government committees. Read our latest submissions below:

Response to Social Housing Regulatory Review Interim Report February 2022

Final Report on consultation with public housing renters completed with Red Road Consulting October 2021

Response to Social Housing Regulatory Review Panel Consultation Papers 2 and 3 September 2021

Response to Social Housing Regulatory Review Panel Consultation Paper 1 July 2021 

Submission to the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Social Policy and Legal Affairs Inquiry into Homelessness in Australia 2020

Submission to the Victorian Parliamentary Inquiry into Homelessness 2020

Submission regarding the Regulatory Impact Statement regarding proposed Residential Tenancies Regulations 2019

Response to Discussion Paper regarding a potential ban of Open Flued Gas Space Heaters in Victoria. 

Submission to the Senate Inquiry in to the Adequacy of Newstart and related payments and alternative mechanisms to determine the level of income support payments in Australia, September 2019

Submission to the Royal Commission in to Victoria’s Mental Health System, July 2019

We need more public housing

Redevelopment of Abbotsford Street North Melbourne

Redevelopment Submission for Walker Street, Gronn & Tarakan Estates

VPTA Submission on the Flemington Estate Renewal