Millthorpe’s Inala units saga over after Housing Plus handover

THUMBS UP: Inala Resident Vince Murphy with Millthorpe Village Committee members Sue Marsh and John Mason at the official hand over.

THUMBS UP: Inala Resident Vince Murphy with Millthorpe Village Committee members Sue Marsh and John Mason at the official hand over.

It’s been 12 months since Blayney Shire Council decided the sale of Inala units in Millthorpe would go ahead.

But that decision was met with solid resistance from the village’s community who wanted to see the residents of the complex remain in place.

An alternative to the outright sale of the units to a developer was found in the form of Housing Plus, who on Monday officially became the new owners of the complex.

Blayney mayor Scott Ferguson was pleased with the final outcome.

“The Housing Plus objective of maintaining the Inala units as an affordable housing complex for older and disadvantaged residents is one that both the Millthorpe community and Blayney council fully support,” he said.

Housing Plus has proposed a number of cost-saving initiatives, including solar panels, energy efficient appliances and a community garden.

Current residents will see their existing rental and tenancy arrangements maintained whilst also receiving an improvement in services, including referrals.