Greens fear a lack of new public housing in Red Hill could create ‘upper income enclave’

The ACT Greens are concerned a lack of new proposed public housing will create an “upper income enclave” in Red Hill, as the proportion of land for such housing is set to halve this year.

The government’s long-awaited housing affordability targets shows no new public or community housing sites will be released this year in Red Hill, across the urban renewal precinct or in six new suburbs under development.

The targets show no new sites will be released for public or community housing in the urban renewal precinct, Taylor, North Wright, Coombs, Wright, Moncrieff and Throsby this year.

Instead, the government has introduced targets for affordable housing – for potential home buyers of lower priced properties – of 25 per cent in Taylor, 15 per cent in North Wright, 19 per cent in Coombs and 22 per cent in Strathnairn.

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