Transparency of acq and cost per house
From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Friday, 15 May 2009 4:50 PM
To: GREENS Housing WorkGroup TheGreens
Subject: [HWG] Transparency of acq and Cost per house RE: NSW government plans to buy 1, 000 homes
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Exactly what is the cost per house?
At just $1 Billion by NSW Govt:
Cost per house = $1,000,000,000 / 9,000 houses
= $ 111,111 per house
What $ value from Federal $6,000,000,000 for NSW?
[ 1-1 ]
Why am I asking that The Greens check the arithmetic?
Because, I am in the middle of Audacity of Hope – Barack Obama,
with many unsavoury insights from USA that sadly fit Oz system;
which includes a reference to dodgy costing.
[ 2 ]
How do The Greens ensure a transparent process for this “acquisition of public housing”?
~ What if a Co-op of public spirited citizens offered to look in to, and even drive
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Ideally, Govt. should get a few public servants/Architects in to Green Housing/ allocate
some land and do straw-bale mud houses – per my Permaculture class teacher a 8.5 score
against normal concrete that score 2.
~ That’s all I know – I have been in a small straw bale house, and it felt good.
I am yet in my 2nd class – introductory level.
Houses are probably covered at Advance Level course – but,
Permaculture orgs would have experts who wish these houses are in wider use, I feel.
Humans did live in houses before concrete.
And, old mud houses still stand in dessert ruins.
~ Probably can build a straw bale house with just the first home owner grant!
~ Anybody wants to run a project/work bee re Greens stance – I offer my
voluntary services as a willing researcher for a good cause.
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Nice if they start with old houses either abandoned or in Public Trustee care needing
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Or, this is one way of unloading all the unsold developer housing with ALP donations
already costed in to it.
If no proper process, public funds will cover another price hike to cover funding
a snap election called in one of PM Rudd’s tantrums – when they are unsuccessful
in having their way – all the way.
At the least we should watch out for an ALP’s already set-in-stone plan to wipe-out
the allocations in a worst possible way.