Restore support for public housing tenant services!
On August 2 the Minister for Social Housing, Pru Goward, released three options for the Waterloo estate.
Redfern Housing Estate redevelopment will be the NSW government’s first mixed housing site to use the build-to-rent model.
There is an observable time gap between the life of a building and the assessment of its architectural worth.
The sale of up to 300 public housing properties in Millers Point, The Rocks and Gloucester Street stands to further intensify the issue of homelessness in Sydney.
Resident groups in Millers Point and The Rocks are protesting the state government’s plans to sell more than 300 homes. The public housing sell-off is widely considered a sell-out with regard to community and heritage values. The announcement by Community Services Minister Pru Goward to evict an entire community has bought disparate groups together, along with many concerned residents and citizens.
On Thursday March 27, the Hands Off Glebe group organised a march on Parliament to call on the Minister for Family and Community Services (FACS), Pru Goward, to address years of maintenance neglect, public humiliation of tenants and the growing sell-off of public housing assets. The rally attracted over 100 public housing tenants from across the city, the Coast and the Illawarra, and gave tenants the opportunity to raise their concerns in front of State Parliament.
During the holiday season public tenants received letters from Minister for Family and Community Services Pru Goward urging them to declare their unauthorised occupants and to phone a “dob in” phone line to report their neighbours.