Saturday, 14 November 2015
'CLEARANCE BY CAPPUCCINO'
Written by Alma Ryrie-Jones
for Friends of Public Housing Victoria
in her document 'HOMES UNDER THREAT'
Public housing estates in the inner urban areas of Melbourne were built following slum clearance in areas long considered fit only for the poor.
But times have changed, and the suburbs around them have changed.
These developments are now located in areas of excellent public transport, vibrant cultural and culinary diversity and convenient closeness to workplaces in the city, entertainment, health services and hospitals.
These areas are now highly desirable and sought after by developers, except for the inconvenient truth that many thousands of people already live there as public tenants and would like to stay there.
It seems that governments and developers would like to find ways of dislodging public tenants, by transferring the ownership and management of their tenancies to others, by removing their rights as government tenants, or by outright threats or evictions.
This is property clearance.
Posted by Fiona Ross at 15:17