Red Hill public housing precinct redevelopment needs careful attention

The redevelopment of the Red Hill public housing precinct is an opportunity to rejuvenate long maligned part of the suburb.

Indeed many residents have wanted something done about the dilapidated flats for years so too did many of those who lived in them.

But it is imperative that controls are in place that determine the outcome of this mass project is a positive one for the whole community.

The public housing precinct is just one of 13 being sold and redeveloped as part of the federal government’s asset recycling program.

It is one that has created a lot of community angst given the inner south location and the original plans for high density development.

These plans were scaled back from six to four storeys in April and from 500 dwellings down to 252.

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