Residents of Millers Point are making it abundantly clear that their continuing objections to the announcement by the former NSW Community Services Minister, Pru Goward, that ‘almost 300 public housing properties at Miller’s Point, the Rocks and Gloucester St would be sold within two years’ are seen by the public.
Even though recent changes in the composition of the NSW Government’s front bench have taken place there is still anxiety and distress amongst the community.
It may be ‘all quiet on the western front’ at present, but in the absence of a reversal of stated Government policy, those who are under threat of eviction cannot afford to relax.
Houses in Millers Point display home-made signs, as observed this week. The families concerned may well have dwelt in these properties for several generations, but for how much longer no one knows.
The Glebe community is watching these proposed developments with more than a little concern. After all, Glebe is another inner suburb where the same argument for change may be made by a cash-strapped and ineffective Department.
Let us continue to support our neighbours and remain on stand-by, just in case.