Inverloch Residents Say Desal Worker Demand is Pushing Rents up by Stealth

“Tenants are being given the same story…owners want to sell the houses and units,” resident Joanne Roughead told the local paper.

“We don’t believe it,” she said. “These premises will go to desal workers for huge returns.”

“That wasn’t supposed to happen,” she said. “We had that guarantee from the shire council, State Government and AquaSure (the consortium developing the desal plant).

Cr Paul said there is not much the council can do about the allegations, without verifying the facts.

‘However if the claims are proven, we will take immediate action,” he said. “This is the very thing the desal project was not supposed to affect. It wasn’t meant to dislocate ratepayers, making the vulnerable even more vulnerable.”


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