The Federal government has reversed the housing neglect of the Howard years with their new housing stimulus package. NSW has been allocated about $2 billion for new housing. Let's hope Housing NSW are not running around like headless chooks, because they've got just 2 years to spend the 2 bill on 6000 new housing units.
DH is worried that everyone is talking about getting max buildings for the buck, but no-one seems to be talking about design.
Housing NGO's are pre-occupied with economic and social welfare issues, and noone is talking architecture. Yet that is what affects houso's lives most.
Is Housing NSW consulting with stakeholders at all?
Who are the designers? What are their guidelines?