Boarding House Loss

Boarding House Loss

I’ve again supported community objections to a DA to convert two long-term boarding houses in Paddington (D/2023/700) into four private dwellings, leaving more than 30 people without a home.

The current housing crisis is leaving people on the lowest incomes with few options for safe and secure housing and continued declines in inner city low-cost boarding houses is adding to pressure on rent and homelessness services. We need new planning mechanisms that can stop affordable housing for many being replaced with luxury housing for a few.

In Parliament, I asked ministers about their action to protect boarding houses > HERE, boarding houses in low density residential areas > HERE, registered boarding houses > HERE and low cost housing land tax discounts > HERE

Let's work together to celebrate and protect our great city!