CHIA Vic response

Strange times are upon us with the Stage 2 shutdown in place that includes pubs, gyms, indoor sporting and entertainment venues, places of worship, cinemas and entertainment venues. Eating out is out – home delivery or takeaway is the only option.

So what does it all this upheaval mean for the community housing sector – our tenants, staff and our ways of doing business?

Leaving the general, but important, health information to others to provide, CHIA Vic will be keeping members up-to-date on matters that impact directly on our sector. We have created a Coronavirus portal with information, resources and links to authoritative sites.

You can view the web portal by clicking here.

Conference rescheduled

Save the date!

CHIA Vic and CHIA have followed official coronavirus health advice and postponed the Housing Aspirations’ conference in the interests of public safety.

The conference will now be held on 27 April and 28, April 2021 at the Melbourne Exhibition Centre.

More details will follow later in the year about our exciting program and lineup of state, national and international speakers.

We would like to particularly acknowledge the support of our conference sponsors at this challenging time.

VCAT hearings to be held via phone

The Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) yesterday announced it will begin conducting hearings via telephone due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

‘In the interests of public safety and in an effort to implement social distancing measures, VCAT has moved to conducting hearings by telephone. As a result, VCAT venues will be closed to the public until further notice.

‘No face-to-face hearings have been scheduled for Wednesday 18 March 2020, and all non-critical matters have been adjourned for the time being. Residential Tenancies and Guardianship matters (and a small number of other critical matters) will be heard by telephone.

‘We are working hard to expand the range of matters that can be heard by telephone as soon as possible,’ the announcement noted.