Members Statement: Horace Petty Estate
Mr HIBBINS (Prahran): Yesterday, as always, it was enjoyable to visit the Horace Petty public housing estate in the Prahran electorate and sit down and have a cup of tea with residents and chat to them about the need to upgrade public housing in the Prahran electorate. It was also good to visit the TRY kindergarten onsite, as it always is, and have a chat to the educators and hang out with the kids there.
There is no doubt that our public housing estates have been neglected for far too long. In regard to the public housing estates in the Prahran electorate—the Horace Petty estate; there are also ones in Windsor, in Prahran and in St Kilda—they do need upgrading, whether that be rebuilding parts of the estate that are simply not fit for purpose with new and better homes or upgrading the units in the existing towers that have not been upgraded, including putting in air conditioning and improving the grounds, the security, the cleaning and the maintenance. These are all needed on those sites to ensure that everyone in our community has a safe and secure place to call home. I really urge the government now to carry on from their announcement in the last budget about investment in social housing and make sure that we get investment in public housing in the Prahran electorate.