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In Epping NSW on “Demolition of existing...” at 73 Kent Street, Epping NSW 2121:

Sva commented

Please see article at
http://www.parranews.com.au/news/boarding-house-blues-epping-developer-defends-plans/

I reiterate a quote from the article:

"If this developer was fair dinkum about providing affordable housing and not just taking advantage of the current loophole in the policy, he would be a registered community housing provider, but he’s not"

The developer has claimed:
"The proposed boarding house will be affordable to low and moderate income working people,” he said

“There are almost 5,000 households made up of single people and couples in the LGA who are in moderate or severe housing stress; they already live and work in the local community, but are increasingly being forced out by the lack of suitable, affordable rental housing.

Applaud the developer for having such altruistic tendancies; perhaps he can disclose how much rent he has forecasted in his due diligence documents or go even further and state that they will give rent-free accommodation to those under his perceived "moderate and severe housing stress" since he is genuinely concerned about them.

Whether its called a boarding house or something else, residents are not worried about the terminology used. Lets call a spade a spade!!

There are genuine concerns about the lack of parking, social and economic impacts of the proposal. Please don't belittle these concerns as "ignorance". It is patronising and uncalled for.

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