Road & Ocean Street North Intersection, Waverley
is supposed to be a safe intersection according to Waverley Council, tell it to this young Asian girl who suffered a fractured
skull and other facial injuries after being knocked down by a car, or to the elderly woman who died instantly just over a
year ago when she was run down and had her head smashed against the gutter beside the Post Office like a raw egg, only
2 metres from the accident shown in this photograph, causing the elderly lady’s head to bleed profusely into the gutter
from the injury.
much blood is there to be shed before Waverley Council approves a few pedestrian crossings in that dangerous section.
Would they still procrastinate or find some pathetic uncaring reason not to install a pedestrian crossing or two if a
family member became the next victim.
can close side roads so friends can live traffic free in their street, surely Waverley Council can place a few crossings where
it will serve the public at its best, especially now that an “affordable housing project” is well under way in
Ocean Street North (where a much needed carpark used to be) for the comfortable and wealthy (see the illustration
bottom right, sorry for the poor reproduction, the coloured version will soon replace it plus photos of the development).
have become so common on this corner that it would be a rare occasion if one month had passed without someone being run down
or vehicles not colliding with each other, try turning right into Bondi Road from Ocean Street North without the fear of a
collision, any bus parked at the bus stop heading to Bondi Beach will create a very large blind spot for anyone exiting left
or right from Ocean Street North.
Council, your incompetence, arrogance and total lack of care of public duty never ceases
to amaze the broader community.
Cost Housing in Waverley
thought low cost housing was for the elderly and the underprivileged, it says in the illustration (Wentworth Courier, January
26, 2005, page 38) "Council is seeking applications for our Affordable Housing Program (AHP), which provides low-cost,
local accomodation for people on low and moderate incomes who have a connection to Waverley.
and two bedroom apartments are available to be leased at 75% of the median rent for up to three years to assist tenants to
enter the private rental market or purchase a home at the end of that period.
be eligible for the AHP you must have a household income between $549.75 and $1319.40 per week, be able to demonstrate a connection
to Waverley and not own property or assets which could reasonably be expected to be used to solve your housing needs. Other
Affordable Housing Program is one of several programs run by Council in response to the implications of declining housing
affordability and choice in the LGA. All of our housing programs help people with an established connection to Waverley to
continue to live close to support networks and loved ones when times are tough, They also help ensure that our community remains
diverse and vibrant.
who are interested in applying for affordable housing should contact Elizabeth from the South West Inner Sydney Housing Co-operative
on 9699 6005."
person who makes $1319.40 per week would need affordable housing, even if one calculates it as a total of a dual income it
still amounts to $659.70 per week for a single person, that sort of income an individual can live quite comfortable
in mainstream living.
per week will allow a single person to live comfortable in mainstream living, if it were the total of a dual
income then it would be understandable, but $549.75 for an individual and $1319.40 (single or dual for the latter) is
will be said about this in the very near future.