Saving Millers Point 1
The campaign to save Millers Point, Dawes Point and The Rocks began in February 2013. Both the Labor and Liberal governments had previously sold some houses under 99 year leases, but this time it seemed different.
A number of meetings were held and the Public Housing Tenants Group was formed on the 25th August, 2013. A number of public meetings were held and a picnic on Australia Day and then a bombshell was delivered by Pru Goward on the 22nd March, when she announced that the government was gong to sell all the houses. Neither Pru nor the new Minister for Housing, Gabrielle Upton, have been prepared to meet with the tenants and the government has put a strong relocation campaign in place (Housing Lotto) and six houses have already been sold.
Watch in Youtube
Saving Millers Point Public Housing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N4azzRyVa7c&list=U
Save Millers Point Public Housing 2: http://youtu.be/gGBtzxocLto?list=U