A fire safety report has forced the closure of Glebe Youth Service (GYS), which provided recreation and support to young people in the area.
The report was commissioned by the NSW Land and Housing Corporation, the body responsible for 144,000 social housing dwellings across the state. According to GYS, the report found “some safety issues” with the building, resulting in its immediate closure.
“This decision came without warning and has placed us in a difficult position,” GYS said in a press release.
“We are currently unable to provide our regular programs and services.”
Greens member for Balmain, Jamie Parker, blamed the Land and Housing Corporation for not identifying safety issues earlier.
“This closure will have serious impacts on the community, removing vital services without notice or consultation,” he said.
A community meeting will be held at Glebe Public School at 3.30pm today, December 5, to explore options for the group’s future.