The current shortfall in the supply of available housing in Griffith was brought up yet again at our recent monthly meeting.
This shortfall has been a growing issue for a number of years, but appears not to be improving and leads to many problems such as overcrowding, inflated rental prices, homelessness and poor accommodation conditions.
It affects a diversity of people from local residents to those coming to Griffith for employment.
There does not appear to be a 'visible' solution on the horizon at this point in time and there seems to be a range of factors at play which thwarts progress to increase availability in the local housing market.
Tangible options/actions/decisions are necessary, for the opportunity to address this pressing situation, including a mixture of targeted housing for different needs.
Members from the Tongan community have initiated a women's group.
This is an exciting new project for the community and will be inclusive of members from the diverse communities wishing to participate in a friendly, social environment whereby traditional skills such as sewing and cooking will be encouraged and shared.
The idea to form the group started a while ago and its aim is to welcome women from any culture, faith, age or background, make new friends and network, share skills and enthusiasm for traditional crafts and a cup of tea with future opportunities to link with local schools to teach traditional crafts.
The group will be run by our fabulous team of volunteers.