State hous­ing un­der the ham­mer

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Redcliffe Manning -

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.

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