AFTER two months of campaigning to have the clothes lines at his Torpy Street property fixed, resident Darin White says it is disgusting repairs to the public housing complex still have not been completed.
Mr White said he had contacted Housing NSW on numerous occasions over the past eight weeks and this week received a letter telling him the matter had been “finalised” despite the fact the repairs had not been made.
On August 7 Housing NSW told the Central Western Daily the repairs would be made shortly.
“I think it’s disgusting. They said they’d do something straight away. It’s inconveniencing a lot of people who live there,” he said.
“I’d expected it to be fixed by now.”
Mr White said he should have the same rights and respect shown to people renting in the private sector.
“If I had a landlord or was renting through a real estate agent it would have been fixed by now.”
A spokesperson for the NSW Land and Housing Corporation (LAHC) said the damaged clothes lines would be fixed once a number of ordered parts had been received.
“There are four clothes lines at this complex, one is undamaged, one requires replacement and the other two can still be used despite the damage sustained,” he said.
“A contractor is to attend the site this (yesterday) morning to use available parts from one of the damaged lines to improvise repairs until the replacement line and parts arrive.”
The spokesperson expected the repairs to be completed by September 6.
Mr White says he can only hope the LAHC will stick to that timeline.