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In Hurlstone Park NSW on “Demolition of all existing...” at 22 Dunstaffenage Street, Hurlstone Park:

Liz Locksley commented

Council should reject this development. It is unlikely to deliver much needed affordable accommodation. Instead it is likely to deliver poor quality construction and fat profit for the developer. A number of commenters have referenced the pressing need for affordable housing in the inner west. This need is also expressed in the Inner West Council’s own draft Local Strategic Planning Statement.

This development appears to be yet another in the Inner West purporting to provide affordable housing under the Affordable Rental Housing SEPP (‘boarding house’ SEPP), a Planning loop hole to build poor quality appartments that are not actually affordable to people on low incomes. See recent (lost) legal summary of cases brought by Inner West Council trying to require developers of boarding houses to keep rents affordable via covenants.
Stick to your policy commitment Inner West Council. We need genuinely affordable accommodation and quality construction in keeping with the area.

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