14 July 2014
Alex Greenwich, the Independent Member for Sydney, has responded with concern to the government’s first tranche of government-owned Millers Point properties being released for sale.
Mr Greenwich said:
"These properties will be haunted by the government's social cleansing agenda, which seeks to kick out low income earners and vulnerable people from the city to make way for casinos"
"Cruelly this sales process has been announced the same week as the government has handed James Packer a gambling license for a private casino on public land next door to Millers Point"
"Despite the Government's claims that money will be reinvested into new public housing, no strategy or policy has been announced. The funds from the sales of these properties will likely go into the black hole that is the government's housing policy"
"The government is selling of a piece of Sydney's history, and prioritising casinos over communities"