Ascot Vale public housing tenants concerned about redevelopment of their estate in State Government’s public housing renewal program

ASCOT Vale public housing estate residents have been left depressed and anxious over upcoming redevelopment plans for their estate, with fears not enough three-bedroom units will be constructed to house vulnerable families.

A recent protest held at the site pushed back against the State Government’s public housing renewal program, which looks to upgrade housing estates in Melbourne through a public-private partnership model mixing private and public housing.

Activist group Public Housing Defence Network is concerned families living on site will be displaced by the construction.

The network’s Marcelle D’Menzie labelled the project a “sham”.

“There is no place for profit-hungry private developers in public housing,” Ms D’Menzie said.

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