New security doors installed at public housing building 

New security doors installed at public housing building 
Brendan Rees

A rollout of new security doors has been completed at a public housing building in Carlton, improving the ventilation and safety of residents.  

New security doors at 495 Cardigan St were installed after the measure was proposed by Cory Memery, the founder of the Public Housing Residents’ Network.

Mr Memery said it was a great investment and a huge win for residents who would feel a lot safer.

“In the long run it’s going to save the government a fortune in mental health and wellbeing costs because people won’t have the anxiety they had, they’ll feel a lot safer,” he said. 

“They won’t feel intimidated when they open their front door.”

The rollout began in February with Homes Victoria confirming all security doors had been installed and any associated work is due to be finished before Christmas.

Among those welcome the security doors is resident of five years David Bikupski who experienced a frightful encounter last October.  

Mr Bikupski was at home with a friend when a man was allegedly stabbed outside the building following an altercation, which resulted in him calling Triple-000.

Victoria Police confirmed the victim was a 53-year-old man who was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. •


Caption: Earlier this year, resident David Bikupski welcomed an intiative for security doors to be installed.

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