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Comment on Kilgariff: housing for the people or a motza for developers? by Janet Brown.

This development does not need to follow market price for land. It should be cost + %. Kilgariff was about affordable land to assist those who could not enter the housing market due to the ridiculous cost of real estate.
Back in 2006 my friend sold her 3 bed duplex for 125k. Now that same place was sold for 345k. Rents are unrealistic. And our town needs to offer opportunity to new families and Territory Housing must utilize this opportunity to increase their stock at affordable costings to government. We need, by housing’s own waiting lists, more than 800 various types of dwellings to empty their waiting lists. Housing has sold off over 600 of its housing stock since 2004. This would indeed raise the question why Territory Housing has failed to replace housing or at least replace 50% of its sales.
We currently have overcrowding in government housing. Homelessness is on the increase in below zero temperatures and yet this government fails to see the human tragedy, the human face of suffering. And fails to recognize their responsibility to the people of the Territory, the people they will be asking to vote for them in August. This government has acknowledged their inability to provide the basic requirement for low income people of The Alice, to provide housing for young families on middle income affordable, land to get a start in life and home ownership. Labor once represented the working class. Now they represent money and spending and make the poor, poorer. The basic rights of the people are no longer the government’s concern. The concern for the government is to ensure we all live in a struggle to survive.

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Simple maths based on logic and fact.
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