State housing under the hammer
A DALY Street home that was once a state housing property in Redcliffe will be demolished and the vacant land subdivided and sold.
Department of Housing’s Tony DeBarro said the department was waiting for approval for demolition from the WA Planning Commission for the job to go to tender.
The 408 Daly Street property was unpopular with local residents and the tenants were eventually evicted.
In November last year, Southern Gazette reported that Housing Minister Bill Marmion had instructed his department to consider selling it after a plea from Belmont MLA Glenys Godfrey.
Mrs Godfrey had drawn up a petition to present to Parliament on the matter.
“In December, I received a letter from the previous Minister for Housing confirming that our petition to sell 408 Daly Street had been successful,” she said. “This was very welcome news.
“As usual, my office has been extremely busy assisting people with housing-related requests that range from maintenance issues to disruptive behaviour cases.”
She hoped the sale of the land would help address anti-social behaviour by reducing public housing concentrations in the area.
The petition called for the money raised from the land sale to be used to purchase replacement state housing stock in an area with lower state housing presence.
According to Mr deBarro, the value of the land was yet to be determined.
The Department of Housing property at 408 Daly Street in Cloverdale is set to be sold.