NSW Affordable Housing Fund Actually Funding WestConnex
A new analysis of the NSW budget reveals the Government's much-promoted "Affordable Housing Fund" is actually being directed to road projects, including the contentious WestConnex tollway.
The analysis was revealed by peak housing body Shelter NSW. It shows that rather than paying for housing, the $262 million fund will pay for roads, with $140 million for a WestConnex off ramp at Lidcombe.
Greens NSW Submission to the Draft Strata Regulation
The NSW Greens have made a submission on the draft strata regulation released by the NSW Government. The regulation gives detail to the Strata Schemes Development Act 2015 and Strata Schemes Management Act 2015.Read more
Question Time: Affordable Housing
Today we asked the Minister for Planning Rob Stokes what the Government is doing to ensure affordable housing is prioritised.
Northcote Public Housing Estate: Public Housing Tenants Deserve Better
Today I brought to the attention of Parliament the serious issues facing public housing tenants at the Northcote Estate. The NSW Government can and must do better.
Longer Leases, Stable Rents and End to No-Grounds Evictions At Core of Greens’ Rental Law Reform Campaign
The Greens have called for extensive reform of NSW rental laws, to give renters improved access to safe and secure housing, in their response to the government’s Discussion Paper on the Review of the Residential Tenancies Act.Read more
Greens Support Legislation Protecting People Who Buy Property Off the Plan
Today the Greens supported legislation preventing developers from terminating contracts for financial gain using sunset clause provisions on property bought off the plan.
Unfair Strata Laws Bring Insecurity for Strata Owners
With the help of the CDP and the Shooters’ Party the Government’s Strata Schemes Development Bill has passed the NSW Upper House.
This means that a provision allowing the collective sale of a strata scheme with the support of just 75% of owners will now come into force.
The Greens raised concerns and proposed amendments in both the Lower and Upper Houses, but our calls for protection of home-ownership rights were ignored.Read more
New Strata Laws Set to Force People from their Homes
Strata Law Changes: Homes Before Profit
Today the Government pushed through legislation that will allow home owners to be kicked out of their property. The Greens oppose any bill that puts profit before people's secure occupation of their home.
We Must Address the Housing Affordability Crisis
Today I called on the Government to take meaningful action to address the Housing Affordability Crisis.