Saving The Suburb Of Eaton
The sad thing is this Christmas there are hundred of homeless people and the government have 150 perfectly good empty houses they just don’t care.
‘Save Eaton’ is a campaign designed to save the 395 RAAF Base Houses from removal and
destruction by Defence. The Campaign is a community based effort involving Local Business, Housing Industry Groups, Local school councils and concerned citizens.
There are many reasons to save the suburb from destruction, not the least being the absolute need of people for affordable housing but also the desire to save a unique piece of history as well. At present there are some 700 blocks on the drawing board for development in Muirhead and they will not see housing until late 2011 at the earliest, currently there are at least 125 houses currently vacant and that will increase drastically in the next 2 months with a complete withdrawal within 2 years, and the houses being removed by 2014/15.
State Of Play
Currently defense has accelerated the removal of people from these houses and are emptying this suburb very quickly before we can get the people behind us. We are trying as best we can to organize ourselves.
- We Now Have Forms To Email Relevant Ministers please lobby a minister here
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What would make the government do something so stupid?
Dr Charles Eaton,
one of these houses was MY HOME!!
I would like to see Defence keep the RAAF Base Houses - renovate them not demolish them. I do not support housing homelesses people in these houses or anyone else from the general public. These houses are for use by Defence and their families and should be kept that way. Come on Defence wake up and do something.
I spent Christmas Eve 1974 in a house on the RAAF base - enjoying a pre-Christmas drink and fish and chips with a friend there. We finished up at the Base Hospital during Tracy's eye and looked out at an eerie, silent world of no trees or birds in the morning. that house and most of the others were rebuilt and cherished by most living in them afterwards. This is Darwin's heritage. It's unique and we shouldn't lose it.
I went through cyclone Tracy in one of those houses that is not there now[not that one any how]It's the only peace of old Darwin left and it all should be on the National Heritage list.Don't forget all the birds and animals that LIVE there AS WELL also.
Mandy and Ian Carmichael,
The more I hear the more unbelievable. What is wrong with these people, this is such a dreadful waste!
Currently there is a massive shortage of both short-term and long-term accommodation in the NT and here we are with all these houses that are
already in place going to be destroyed with no plan for the future for the area.
We hope people will support our campaign to save these houses and the suburb of Eaton, a Public meeting will be held at Ludmilla School to rally
support to save the houses, PLEASE show your support and register TODAY on the Email Form Today! We can as a community can change what is happening here!