Red­cliffe re­newal

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - NEWS -

THE Hous­ing Au­thor­ity has started in­te­grat­ing pub­lic hous­ing into the broader com­mu­nity by dis­man­tling old, out­dated pub­lic hous­ing ar­eas.

Across the state, Hous­ing Au­thor­ity is sell­ing as­sets, re­de­vel­op­ing oth­ers into mod­ern and con­tem­po­rary hous­ing and look­ing at ways to work with the City of Bel­mont and other coun­cils to pro­vide bet­ter.

Hous­ing Au­thor­ity ser­vice de­liv­ery gen­eral man­ager Greg Cash said ur­ban re­newal projects worked best when all par­ties worked to­gether to de­liver a long term sus­tain­able com­mu­nity.

In Red­cliffe, Hous­ing is look­ing to work with the City and univer­si­ties to re­duce and re­vi­talise its hous­ing stock.

Mr Cash said Red­cliffe was part of wider plan­ning for the fu­ture Air­port West train sta­tion.

“This has the po­ten­tial to be a vi­sion­ary, longer-term re- vi­tal­i­sa­tion pro­ject,” he said.

Hous­ing Au­thor­ity will re­duce the con­cen­tra­tion of pub­lic hous­ing in other parts of the City over the next five years by tran­si­tion­ing ten­ants to other hous­ing and sell­ing va­cated houses on the pri­vate mar­ket.

“Hous­ing will con­tinue to im­prove the bal­ance of its pub­lic hous­ing stock through­out the City of Bel­mont through the ra­tio­nal­i­sa­tion and re­de­vel­op­ment of stock while work­ing with the City on amenity up­grades and im­prove­ment to road net­works,” Mr Cash said.

Bel­mont MLA Glenys God­frey said she wanted Hous­ing to de­liver a com­pre­hen­sive plan to re­duce the ac­tual num­ber, not per­cent­age, of state hous­ing prop­er­ties in the area.

“The plan needs to have clear and trans­par­ent goals so we can track and mea­sure re­sults within a spe­cific time­frame,” she said.

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