Every building has defects: re-imagining the block pt 2
Tuesday 17 September 2019
NIGHTINGALE HOUSING was unable to develop in Sydney due to the high cost of land … however a solution would be for our Governments … rather than selling off Public land and/or property to developers for private development … to make it available for Collaborative Housing … a Solution for the Housing Affordability Crisis affecting a Whole Cohort of Australians!
For those renting … feeling insecure … having to put up with damp, mould, and a dwelling in poor condition … the constant anxiety about the rent rising … and a bleak future of being an insecure life-long tenant in private rental housing, Build-to-rent, or boarding houses owned by either a property developer, investor, even a foreign developer … having to share a laundry in a collaborative housing project would seem to be insignificant compared to the opportunity to break this cycle, and buy an apartment that is cheaper, energy efficient, and has access to bulk power savings!
That’s what collaborative housing can be about.
Every building has defects … but none more so than it appears those built since about 1998 to date! Listen in!
Collaborative housing resident Bronwyn and architects Jeremy McLeod and James Legge discuss the pros and cons.
You can hear Part One as well.
Producer Michael Mackenzie