millers point community

How better to start September than with a bit of community activism?

The current NSW Government, a Liberal Party administration that has seen no less than 10 members resign or stand aside following corruption inquiries this year, is in the process of selling off swathes of public housing – previously occupied by low income earners in protected housing arrangements – to the highest bidder.

Despite claims by the Government that the properties weren’t worth much anyway, in each case the auctions have realised record prices well above the reserve.

The promise is that the evicted residents will be provided with “more suitable” housing, in precincts well away from their community, and especially that harbour-hugging, historic and ripe-for-development area lusted after by the wealthy: around the foot of the southern end of the Bridge at Dawes Point, along Walsh Bay, up and over into The Rocks and that area tucked in behind the Barangaroo development, known as Millers Point.

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