Construction started on new domestic violence refuges in regional NSW

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07 June 2023

The NSW Government will deliver 27 women’s refuges across regional NSW to provide emergency accommodation to women escaping domestic and family violence.

These refuges, due to be complete by 2026, will directly support more than 2900 women and children who have experiences family and domestic violence.

Ten of these refuges will be delivered by Housing Plus, an experience provider who have already undertaken work to deliver the first Core and Cluster pilot site in Orange and other similar accommodation in the Central West.

Last year, NSW Police recorded 33,410 incidences of domestic violence related assault in New South Wales.

In the 10 years to December 2022, 156 women and 51 children in NSW are known to have been killed as a result of family or intimate partner violence.

The NSW Government is committed to taking action to combat the scourge of domestic and family violence across New South Wales in accordance with the NSW Domestic and Family Violence Plan 2022-2027 and the National Plan to End Violence against Women and Children.

“These statistics are alarming and as a community we cannot sit idle. We are collaborating with our partners across government and the community to combat domestic and family violence and support victim-survivors," Minister for the Prevention of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Jodie Harrison said.