Hope for Millers Point from Social, Public and Affordable Housing Committee

8 September 2014

Alex Greenwich, the Independent member for Sydney, has welcomed recommendations of the Select Committee on Social, Public and Affordable Housing.
Mr Greenwich said the recommendations provide some hope for Millers Point residents:

“The committee highlighted the deficiencies of the government’s plans to sell-off all public housing in Millers Point, and called for a portion of public housing to be retained.”

Key recommendations include:

  • a dedicated fund from the sale of public housing properties for building new housing;
  • requiring 10 per cent of all dwellings replacing multi-unit properties sold allocated for social, public and affordable housing; and
  • better engagement with the community housing sector.

“I call on the minister to closely review the inquiry findings and wind back the sale of social housing in Millers Point.”
“The Minister must work with community housing providers who may be able to retain social housing in the area.”

A copy of the report and recommendations can be found HERE