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Beneath the ice: Housing’s junky haven exposed

BY ALEXANDER LEWIS An ice addict inhabiting Ultimo public housing has terrorised her fellow tenant Anna Hamilton for three “sleepless” years. But Housing NSW has refused to relocate either tenant, despite a litany of complaints from Ms Hamilton and NSW Police. Earlier this month, Housing NSW successfully appealed an order from the NSW Civil and […]

Local councils join community groups to oppose Millers Point sell-off

Inner city councils, including Leichhardt and Marrickville, have joined community group Friends of Miller’s Point in opposing the selling off of public housing by the NSW Liberal Government. Friends of Miller’s Point is now made up of MPs, tenants, and public housing advocacy groups. In April, the NSW Government announced plans to sell off public […]

Millers Point housing dispute heightens

By Christopher Harris Local politicians have joined the opposition to NSW Government’s plan to sell public housing in Millers Point to fund a Housing NSW property shortfall and maintenance backlog. The significance of the Millers Point housing was highlighted by Lord Mayor Clover Moore last Friday as she opened Sue Rawlinson’s exhibition that documents the […]

Our public housing failure

All levels of government, including the City of Sydney, are failing to ensure the adequate provision and maintenance of social and affordable housing, Labor councillor Linda Scott has said. In her submission to a state parliamentary inquiry, Cr Scott calls for urgent investment in public housing capacity and maintenance. “I have seen housing in Redfern, […]

State government neglecting properties

Political campaigners delivered a sharp rebuke to the NSW Government and the Minister for Family and Community Services over suggestions Glebe Youth Service (GYS) was responsible for the maintenance of its property following its sudden eviction due to a fire safety assessment. GYS, which provides financial support, meals and housing assistance to disadvantaged people in […]