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Residents oppose proposed refuge in Singleton

November 16, 2023 8:37 am in by
The number of domestic violence assaults in Muswellbrook has risen sharply. Image: Pixabay

Plans to establish a new refuge in Singleton for women and children escaping domestic and family violence may have hit a hurdle.

140 residents who live near the proposed site for the six-unit facility have signed a petition against it.

A development application has been lodged with Singleton Council to construct the $5.5 million facility to provide emergency accommodation for women and children fleeing an unsafe home.

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Residents spokesperson Theresa said they only found out at the eleventh hour by accident.

“The proposed structures will not fit into the character of the neighbourhood,” she said

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