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ACT government to rebuild $2.6m public housing complex built in 2012 | The Canberra Times



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The ACT government will demolish and rebuild a $2.6 million public housing complex that was built less than 10 years ago. The Braddon units have sat empty for five years, after tenants were forced out due to fire safety and construction concerns. In that time it has fallen into a state of disrepair with extensive property damage evident and the basement car park is flooded. ACT housing opposition spokesman Mark Parton said the situation was “rubbish”. He said he had first asked the government about the units in 2018 and was “genuinely astounded” the units were still in the same condition. “$2.6 million is what it costs [ACT taxpayers] to build these places and they’re just sitting here,” he said. Mr Parton spoke…

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