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Stow Court complex saved!!!

October 7, 2017

After a decade or more of doubt, dismay and distrust, it’s official.

Housing SA has decided NOT to redevelop Stow Court, the 100-plus-apartment site on Unley’s Fullarton Road…a decision that has laid to rest the disruptive spectre hanging over the heads of tenants, some of them with  personal problems.

In a letter forwarded to “Grumpy”,  Peggy Matthews , the long-term and hard-working champion of the residents, Mr Warwick Stuart, Director of Renewal programs for Renewal SA,  has said that the SA Housing Trust and Renewal SA as it’s management agent had further considered the opportunity and benefit of the complex, taking into account the extent of the previous renovation work, the stability of tenancies and the need to provide public housing in the Eastern Adelaide Region.

“Based on this the SA Housing Trust has decided that it will not develop the site and will continue to maintain and refurbish existing units when required”.

In a circular to her many relieved neighbours, Miss Matthews reveals that some months ago the matter had been referred to Sturt Federal MP Christopher Pyne, whose staff had followed through the situation with tenants and Minister for Housing and Urban Development Stephen Mulligan MP.

Also on the thank-you list are the Byner, Cordeaux and Keelan trio from Radio 5AA talkback,  Channel Seven’s Graham Archer, Tony Elmers of the Housing Trust Tenants’ Association… and a relieved “Grumpy”.

But the REAL thanks from her relieved neighbours should go to the patient and persistent Peggy…

 

 

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