The NSW Government is planning to develop a purpose built block of 90 units to house the chronic homeless and low income earners. This project will include the demolition of some of the heritage listed Alexandria Dwellings. Housing the homeless should not mean that other vulnerable people are displaced from their homes. The existing public housing units on the Johanna O’Dea block already experience significant social problems and residents feel that their block is not equipped to deal with the impact of additional people with very high needs. In addition, our park is a significant green and social space which is very well used and loved by the whole community. We welcome the government’s initiative to house the homeless, however we believe that our park is an inappropriate site for this development.
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Nancy Roussy, Canada2 years ago Comments: -
Margaret Johnstone, Australia5 years ago Comments: Its not unusual in peak hour traffic to have to let up to 7 buses pass before one has room for. Fix this first before you bring more people into the area. Additionally de4velopment int he past year have seen in influx of 2500, many with small children who all use this street as access to the local primary. Putting long term homeless people in this area is an accident waiting to happen. Will Sydney City Councillors take responsibility for bringing more crime into the area? This is a flawed idea, if the Council allows this to priceed you should hang your heads in shame.
Kae Elder, Australia5 years ago Comments: The park is a small space but is absolutely necessary fpr the lives of people in the area. There was discussion of perhaps creating a community garden. Such an option would pay off in the community development and possibly ease the tensions of living in high density high rises. Increasing the density of a area which is already very under serviced and lacking in programs for building social capital is not far sighted policy.
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