Pine Gap homes to be sold from next year

p2348 Pine Gap home 1By ERWIN CHLANDA

 

Pine Gap and the Defence Department remain coy about the planned sale of “base” homes (similar to the one pictured) in Alice Springs, understood to number 400.

 

In reply to questions from the Alice Springs News Online about how many houses will be sold, to whom, for what price and when, the department replied: “The planned sale of Australian Government housing in Alice Springs will be part of a program to replace older dwellings with new stock, over a period of approximately three to five years, as discussed with the Alice Springs Town Council and Chamber of Commerce representatives on 11 August 2016.

 

“The number of properties to be sold is under review. The properties will be sold on the open market, at market value, in accordance with the Commonwealth Property Disposal Policy.

 

“Defence anticipate the initial properties to be sold will be listed on the market in 2017.”

 

 

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  1. Doc
    Posted September 7, 2016 at 9:25 am

    Free-falling house prices?
    Just had a quick look and see the ridiculous rents are not dropping … $230/wk for an old motel ROOM!
    Did Alice ever get that uranium mine that sent prices skyrocketing seven years ago?

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  2. Baron Von Knowitall
    Posted September 5, 2016 at 1:09 pm

    There you go, NT Government, buy these and end the shortage of housing for Alice Springs. Easy fix, a nobrainer.

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  3. Come in Spinner
    Posted September 4, 2016 at 7:32 pm

    @ Phantom: Look on the bright side – we’ll soon be able to buy two for the price of one.

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  4. Phantom
    Posted September 3, 2016 at 8:52 pm

    This will further depress an already free falling housing market. Not much hope for home owners / investors or self funded retirees.

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  5. Maths
    Posted September 3, 2016 at 11:17 am

    Such a long wait for public housing. Why don’t they use these homes to deal with the extended waiting list?

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