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No place to call home

By ANDREW WOODHOUSE The City of Sydney Council has refused a development application (2019/674) for a boarding house at 170 Victoria Street, Potts Point. The application was lodged by the developer’s builders. The planner’s report was scathing. Putting it politely, they noted: “The site has recently been used as a boarding house without development consent […]

Dangerous boarding houses still operating around Sydney

By Callum Cyrus A City Hub follow up investigation has identified several rogue boarding house operations just five months before state reforms are set to be introduced to tackle covert housing operations. City Hub spoke to agencies letting six different properties, each cramming between six and ten tenants into apartments with only one or two bedrooms. […]

Illegal overcrowding continues as housing crisis worsens

An undercover investigation by City Hub has revealed that a large ring of illegal boarding houses in Chippendale remains operational despite it being exposed in July of this year. The illegal operation featured on the front page of The Daily Telegraph, on ABC's 7.30 Report and in the pages of City Hub, but it appears […]