Public fury in the direction of proposed group centre in Northbridge for individuals experiencing homelessness


A developer desires to show a row of buildings in Northbridge right into a drop-in centre for individuals experiencing homelessness however there’s “undisputed group opposition” in the direction of the challenge.

Landowner Sawasdee Pty Ltd plans to show two single-storey buildings and one two-storey constructing at 247 to 249 James Road right into a Ruah group centre.

The centre would offer companies for individuals experiencing homelessness, together with linking individuals with lodging companies, specialist companies reminiscent of alcohol and drug assist and psychological well being companies, in addition to authorized companies.

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The centre will even present emergency reduction and light-weight meals that individuals can take away.

Ruah at present operates its homelessness companies at 29 to 35 Shenton Road however desires to relocate them to the James Road website — solely 270m away — to make method for future redevelopment.



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