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Byron Shire
August 15, 2022

Utterly disappointed 

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I am, along with many residents across NSW, utterly disappointed with our State government’s response to the need for truly affordable housing. 

The ‘affordable housing’ boarding house in Bayside Brunswick will give us 42 boarding rooms, and out of those we get three (only!) rooms at the supposedly significantly discounted rate of the SEPP, ie; 20 per cent less than the going rate. My problem with such logic is this: if only three rooms can be deemed as affordable using the SEPP parking ratio of just half a car park per room, then this should add up to be one-and-a-half of the parking ratio for affordability. 

This means to me that the developer gets to provision the rest of the development with the same measly half a car space per room, even though the rest of the rooms are not considered to be at the same affordable rate as the three rooms. The undesirable result will be huge numbers of overflow vehicles parking on the streets of our residential areas of NSW.

This is just one of the undesirable outcomes of these so-called affordable housing developments. 

Annie Radermacher, Brunswick Heads


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