Council to consider urgent DV victim housing

April 29, 2024 8:12 am in by
The number of domestic violence assaults in Muswellbrook has risen sharply. Image: Storyblocks

A Singleton Councillor said she expects to receive a briefing back from staff on vacant council-owned homes before next month’s meeting.

Mel McLachlan has requested staff investigate what options are available to offer up for use as emergency housing for local victims of domestic and family violence.

The request comes as rallies are held across the country calling for an end to violence against women and children.

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Councillor McLachlan said this is not a new idea for councils with Muswellbrook and Upper Hunter shires already doing it.