Shadow Minister for the Illawarra Ryan Park calls for greater urgency on new social housing developments

Shadow Minister for the Illawarra Ryan Park has called for greater urgency regarding new social housing developments.

State Member for Keira Mr Park said given the waiting list for social housing continues to rise, it is unacceptable that older homes are purchased and families are required to move out, only to see the properties sit derelict for years on end before they are redeveloped.

“I write in relation to concerns that I have regarding the large period of time between when properties are vacated for the purpose of redevelopment and increasing the amount of social housing stock, and when this actual redevelopment takes place,” Mr Park said in a letter to NSW Minister for Social Housing Pru Goward.

“In my own electorate there are a number of sites, including Eager Street, Corrimal where this process has taken many years and still no commencement of construction.

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