Tamworth MP Kevin Anderson together with Family and Community Services Minister Gabrielle Upton today met in Tamworth to discuss anti-social behaviour in social housing.


Tamworth MP Kevin Anderson said “People deserve to live in safe, secure and high quality social housing. They deserve to be proud of their area and feel part of a strong community.


“As the Member for Tamworth, I have worked hard to make a difference to people’s lives by improving social housing in our area,” Mr Anderson said.


“All too often though, I hear stories of criminals and thugs making other people’s live a misery.


“Well enough is enough. Good people should not have to put up with criminals and thugs terrorizing their community.


“That is why a re-elected Baird Government will get tough on criminals and crack down on anti-social and illegal behaviour.”


Minister Upton said “The NSW Liberals & Nationals Government inherited a social housing system that was unfair and unsustainable.

“Since 2011, we have worked hard to rebuild social housing. We have made waiting lists transparent so people can make better decisions, cracked down on rorters, introduced measures so more people can access housing and made smart decisions like Millers Point so more money can be reinvested into social housing,” Ms Upton said.

“But there is more to do. That is why the people of Tamworth deserve to have a local MP who will work hard to make a difference to their lives.

“Only Kevin Anderson and the Liberals & Nationals have a plan to make social housing better and stronger.”

A re-elected Baird Government will make social housing better and stronger by:

  • Delivering reforms to social housing to ensure it is fair, sustainable and provides opportunity and pathways for tenant independence. These reforms will be guided by Social Housing in NSW: A discussion paper for input and comment.
  • Cracking down on anti-social and illegal behaviour by increasing powers to immediately kick out serious criminals in public housing and introduce a Three Strikes policy for public housing tenants who continually break the rules;
  • Delivering a $20 million Social Housing Community Improvement Fund to improve the liveability and amenity of social housing communities; and
  • Providing 200,000 fee-free scholarships under Reskilling NSW for concession eligible 15-30 years to undertake government subsided vocational education and training certificates courses, with priority given to social housing residents.


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