This van was recently moved from a caravan park, as happens in our shire at this time of every year.
The man who has been living in this van was very lucky to find a friend who allowed him to move to her property.
So much more to do for dignified, secure housing in our shire.
The housing crisis is causing huge mental health issues as well as associated loss of self-esteem and loss of hope.
Caravans are only a very temporary solution and the shire needs to demand more substantial secure housing solutions.
This is now more obvious with the renewed flooding following our COVID years and fires.
Hundreds in our shire living in unsuitable temporary accommodation.
AND now the state government is spending $300m on another football stadium upgrade, while the federal government is to spend billions on helicopter upgrades!!!
Let’s prioritise our needs and plan our spending at all levels of government.