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Public housing pushed out

BY ALANA LEVENE Over the past five years, Barney Gardner has watched his Miller’s Point community slowly fall apart. The 69-year-old retired wharf worker knew his working-class suburb had little chance of survival when in 2014, the government announced the intended sale of 300 harbourfront public housing properties. Tenants in Millers Point, Dawes Point, and […]

Millers Point malaise

BY ALEC SMART The last four tenants in Millers Point social housing are facing imminent eviction as the NSW Government finalises the sell-off of their homes, on behalf of Family and Community Services (FACS). And yet the sold-off properties, which caused the eviction of almost 500 long-term tenants, aren’t bustling with new families or city […]

Millers Point housing residents face ‘harassment’

By Leanne Elahmad   Millers Point residents have complained of feeling ‘bullied’ and ‘harassed’ and continue to fear losing their homes in wake of the state government’s announcement last week that more properties were being sold. The Family and Community Services (FACS) Department is currently working with tenants to relocate them to other housing communities […]

Revealed: the legacy of government neglect at Millers Point

By Edmund Kirkwood Successive state governments have failed to adequately maintain properties at Millers Point, public housing tenants say. Damning accounts of the neglect shown to these ageing properties call into question the legitimacy of the government’s claim that the houses have simply become too expensive to maintain. In an interview with City News, lifetime […]

Council pledges support for Millers Point

By Triana O'Keefe and Michael Koziol The state government’s decision to sell 293 public housing properties at Millers Point may yet be overturned, Lord Mayor Clover Moore has said, if there is sufficient community action. At a rowdy April 7 council meeting, attended by more than 60 residents and protesters, Cr Moore acknowledged: “I have […]