THE Housing Authority has started integrating public housing into the broader community by dismantling old, outdated public housing areas.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