“I’m pleased to see the redevelopment of the Northbourne flats site awarded to a design that incorporates good sustainability principles. However the Government must not use the redevelopment as a way to reduce the number of public housing dwellings, especially as the flats are located close to Civic and to transport and services,” Ms Bresnan said today.
“We’ve seen a decrease in the number of public housing dwellings at the site of the ABC flats, and an increase in moving public housing stock into outer suburbs.
“It is disappointing to see this happen to Northbourne Flats as well, and it presents a major disadvantage for current and future public housing tenants.
“The Greens don’t support the continual relocation of public housing away from central services. People in public housing should benefit from redevelopments such as Northbourne Flats and be able to remain in a central location such as Civic if they choose to,” Ms Bresnan said.