Opposition blasts govt’s homes plan
THE NSW Opposition has slammed the State Government’s new social housing plan that was revealed last week.
Under the plan, thousands of existing social housing dwellings will be demolished and sold to private developers to rebuild mixed private and social housing developments.
But the Opposition states the government has not included any affordable housing targets for these developments, and will force thousands of social housing tenants into the private market.
Opposition social housing spokeswoman Tania Mihailuk said the plan was unreliable and unaffordable.
“Once again this government is putting profits before people. This is going to be open slather for real estate developers and investors at the expense of the less fortunate” Mrs Mihailuk said.
“The plan fails to address the acute need for more affordable housing at a time when there are more than 60,000 applicants on the social housing waiting list.”
The Opposition also slammed the government’s boast that it will build 23,500 dwellings when the total net gain of additional stock will only be 9000 – just 15 per cent of what is needed to reduce the wait list.