No group house for criminals: Govt
THE NSW Department for Ageing, Disability and Home Care has moved to relieve the fears of residents near Pottsville who are worried criminals or sexual perverts could be put up in a planned government “group house”.
A spokesman for the department said yesterday the proposed single-storey five bedroom residential home in Kellehers Road in the Black Rocks estate would be home to five people with a disability.
They would be supported by trained staff to “maximise their independence”.
He said the department was “committed to providing accommodation for people with a disability that allows them to live in the community and pursue independent lives”.
“There is a need for additional accommodation in the Tweed area,” he added.
“Ageing, Disability and Home Care are examining a number of possible properties in Tweed, including the Kellehers Road site.”
The spokesman said departmental staff were willing to meet with neighbours to discuss concerns. Local residents plan to meet on the site of the proposed house at 4.30pm today with government representatives.