Housing Minister Yvette Berry should front up to hear Weston Creek residents concerns over proposed public housing developments, after refusing to let the Public Housing Renewal Taskforce face the public at a rescheduled WCCC meeting, Shadow Minister for Housing Mark Parton said today.
Last week’s Weston Creek Community Council meeting had to be cancelled because the venue could not hold the number of interested residents who attended to express their concerns and engage with taskforce members on housing developments. The WCCC committed to rescheduling the meeting at a larger venue.
That meeting will now no longer happen after Minister Berry confirmed to the WCCC that officials from the Public Housing Taskforce will not attend any rescheduled public meeting in Weston Creek.
“This is a shameful rejection of meaningful community consultation,” Mr Parton said.
“Minister Berry is running scared in Weston Creek. If the taskforce cannot engage with residents then the Housing Minister should front up and defend the government’s position on housing developments in the area.
“As the Minister for Housing, Ms Berry needs to do her job and engage with residents concerns on public housing developments.
“I fear that this is yet another example of an arrogant government that has stopped listening to its people. I call on the Housing Minister to show some courage and meet the people of Weston Creek in a rescheduled public meeting,” Mr Parton concluded.