Tuesday, 23 March 2010

Region. Troubled housing estates to be razed

The state government plans to tear down troubled housing estates across Western Sydney to be replaced by discreetly "salt and peppered" public housing, indistinguishable from privately owned homes. After 40 years as a slum, the derelict public housing at Minto was being razed and replaced with prime real estate. First-home buyers were flocking to the suburb, camping out to buy land-and-house packages for as little as $120,000. Housing Minister, David Borger, said Bonnyrigg was next in line to become a "bright, fresh housing estateā€. Councils were discussing the same fate for Airds and Claymore.



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