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ABOUT THE AAC PUBLIC TENANTS GROUP

 
 

OUR STORY

14 years ago a group of about 5 interested tenants with the support of then Neighbourhood Renewal (NR) Team, Power Neighbourhood House and Eastern Tenancy Housing Advocacy started the AAC Public Tenants Group.

Over the years the membership of tenants has grown and we have become a vibrant group advocating for the collective good of public housing tenants and our community. We have around 50 members and a great Committee and we have done a lot of really important and good work. We have assisted many people that have been facing issues such as impending homelessness, housing issues, maintenance issues, problems with neighbourhood disputes etc...

We have built a fantastic relationship with Office of Housing and are very grateful to DHHS Housing Managers and their team for attending our meetings, forums and for the constant assistance, sharing of knowledge and for listening to tenant needs.

Our 10 year celebration that was held on the 19 March 2015 turned out to be a very successful event. There were so many people coming along that had been part of the group’s initial set-up and have provided various supports over the years. The DHHS Senior Management who were invited, all took time out of their important roles and came along to congratulate us and to join our celebration. This was very inspiring. Senior representatives from Monash Council, from the local PM’s office, from Link Health and Community Services and other service providers as well as many tenants came along. It was a great day and it shows how highly regarded our little group is within the community. What a proud day for our group. It was a really lovely day and gave us a chance to thank all of the individuals and organisations who have come along on our journey and have all played an important part towards enabling us to be such a strong Public Tenants Group and do some real and valuable work to make the lives of local tenants and the community better.

Our aim is to keep growing and becoming a stronger group in order to make our area a better place to live and the lives of our local public tenants and the rest of the community more positive. We really hope that other locals will come and join us. You are all welcome.

STATEMENT OF PURPOSE

The Ashburton, Ashwood & Chadstone Public Tenants Group Inc. is an association which is run by public tenants, for public tenants. We are a collective voice advocating and lobbying for improved living conditions for public tenants residing in the suburbs of Ashburton, Ashwood & Chadstone.

Committee of Management’s Aims & Objectives

To work collaboratively, effectively and positively as a diverse group of individuals.

To provide opportunities for Ashburton, Ashwood and Chadstone public tenants to come together to discuss issues of public tenancy.

To represent the collective views of public tenants residing in the suburbs of Ashburton, Ashwood and Chadstone to:

  • Government

  • Government Departments (eg: Office of Housing)

  • Community Agencies

  • Other Public Tenants Groups (eg: VPTA)

  • General Public

To work in partnership with the office of Housing and other agencies as determined by the AAC PTG Inc.

A central point for the collection and dissemination of information relating to Public Housing and related issues.

 

 

Environmental Awareness

The AAC Public Tenant Group encourages the community to actively save energy and make environmentally friendly choices.

Further activities based on environmental sustainability is something we are keen to work on.

 

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OUR WORK

We are a volunteer-based Public Tenants Group, for the people by the people.

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COMMUNITY CONTACTS

In our efforts to serve the community we have established relationships with various Government and not-for-profit organisations.

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ACHIEVEMENTS AND RECOGNITION

The Ashburton, Ashwood and Chadstone Public Tenants Group has been recognised for its service to the community.