There are 250 public housing dwellings in the NT that would cost $100,000 each to fix up.
Housing Minister Peter Chandler's first departmental briefing, days after the Country Liberals' election victory in August last year, revealed that two-thirds of the Repair and Maintenance budget had been spent in the financial year's first two months.
In Alice Springs 91 dwellings are currently empty. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.
While Minister Giles is pushing to create 100 residential blocks in the new Kilgariff suburb, Minister Chandler (at left) has the same number of dwellings empty and decaying throughout the town.
A reliable source says about 100 public housing homes and units are vacant, and no or little repair work has been done since the Country Liberals came to power in August last year. IMAGE: A small selection of empty and derelict public housing in Alice Springs (from left) 6 Walmulla Street, 10 Kraegen Street, 74 Gap Road, 97 Gap Road and 6 Arunga Street. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.
UPDATE Saturday: A spokeswoman for the Minister told us she would be getting back to us on Monday.
Labor's land management doesn't give a hoot about The People; is south of The Gap reserved for trash; on'ya, cops, for cracking down on alleged dope dealers; and a farewell to Pam Lofts. What a Week by Erwin Chlanda.