Plan to make Ballina 'affordable'
AFFORDABLE housing must be a priority if Ballina is to remain a diverse community, attendees at a housing forum were told this morning.
Social workers, property developers, real estate agents and representatives of financial institutions and governments attended the event, which was hosted by the Ballina and District Community Services Association.
Executive officer Dianna Howell said the average rent for a family home in Ballina was $400 a week.
“People want to live here and work here, but a lot of people just can’t afford it,” she said.
“We need to be lobbying governments and councils so we can move forward.”