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April 12, 2021

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The affordable-housing boarding house SEPP fails to provide any affordability.

State government has to revisit the affordability of the existing boarding house SEPP because not one room could be deemed as affordable. This is because there is no governing body to make sure that developers meet their requirements for renting at what could be described as ‘affordable’ rental rates. A sad and disappointing fact for many on low incomes.

There has been revision but a very slow application to change this fact. The affordable version of the affordable housing SEPP was originally to replace and complement the social housing responsibility of our NSW state government. Amazing incentives for developers but they have failed to deliver affordability.

Bring back state-government social housing, please. Join us in the call for government to give back real affordability and long-term solutions, not short-term housing that switches off after several short years and is then sold off. For those in the list it is at least a 10-year wait for real ‘affordable’ social housing, while developers get tax-free incentives year in, year out, for what?


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