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Thanking our care workers: Victorian property developer offers $10,000 discount to help workers into the housing market


Villawood Properties’ Care Worker Support Program is offering care workers – including aged care workers, nurses, teachers, police, firefighters and childcare workers – a $10,000 savings on land in their Geelong estates if they work within 10km of their chosen community.

Under the initiative, 10 per cent of the developer’s new land releases will be reserved for two months for care workers, regardless of demand.

The program is designed to stop workers from being squeezed out of the property market where they work – and it’s already seeing success with the trial now being extended to Villawood’s Melbourne metropolitan estates.

We think it’s a great initiative – and one that other companies should consider. Every day, these workers dedicate themselves to caring for others in the community – why not give a little back?

Find out if you may be eligible here.

Lauren is a journalist for, agedcare101 and The Donaldson Sisters. Growing up in a big family in small town communities, she has always had a love for the written word, joining her local library at the age of six months. With over eight years' experience in writing and editing, she is a keen follower of news and current affairs with a nose for a good story.

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