Randwick Central Ward Greens candidate James Cruz has called for public housing tenants to be protected from forced relocation.
Uncertainty hangs over the fate of tenants following a flagged Government intention to re-develop state owned property in the Randwick Council area as a ‘Priority Precinct’.
The call has been echoed by Greens Councillor Murray Matson who constituency includes South Coogee’s public housing estates.
Mr Cruz said on behalf of himself and Councillor Matson,
“The Greens call on the State Government to detail what contingencies it has under its Priority Precinct agenda to retain the cohesion of Randwick Council’s long-established public housing communities. Tenants have a right to housing security and deserve to have certainty over their future under the government’s plans.
Greens NSW housing spokesperson MP Jenny Leong stated,
“With 60,000 applicants waiting for public housing in NSW it is outrageous that we are seeing this NSW Liberal Government put precious public housing under threat. Successive NSW state governments have chronically underfunded the maintenance and supply of public housing which has seen this waiting list continue to blow out.
“The Greens are committed to significant investment in public and social housing to ensure that people can afford to live in our city and contribute to the diversity of our communities. We will do all that we can to stop the Liberals privatising and selling off our important community assets – and attempting to make money from re-developing people’s homes.
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