A public housing area in a modern suburb of Melbourne has instilled fear among neighborhood residents after the violent behavior of its tenants spilled onto the streets.
The complex in St Kilda, south of the city's CBD, has neighbors living in fear, especially after a woman in the Carlisle Street complex was filmed in March covered in blood moments after being allegedly stabbed by another woman.
A man who lived in the area said he and his wife no longer feel safe taking their daughter to daycare.
"We live constantly with fear, we can not walk with our daughter's daycare anymore, my wife can not walk to work, it's not fair," said the concerned father. 9News on Sunday.
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The complex in St Kilda, south of the CBD in the city, has neighbors who live in fear, especially after a woman in the Carlisle Street complex was filmed in March covered in blood (pictured) moments after being allegedly stabbed for another woman
The owner of a local business said he often sees syringes on the floor near the children while they play in a nearby park.
The area has become a dumping ground for people with mental health problems, said David Van of the Friends of St Kilda Hill group.
"Or they had problems with alcohol or drugs and there is no obligation to care for these people," he said.
Residents ask the state government to better regulate the guest houses they administer, particularly with respect to standards of medical care and mental health.
"We live constantly with fear, we can no longer walk with our daughter's daycare, my wife can not walk to work, it's not fair," said a worried father.
Other well-known pensions, The Gatwick and The Regal, were recently closed.
The latter is being renovated in this season of The Block.
The government said CCTV cameras will be installed on Gray Street and Fitzroy Street to monitor behavior.
The residents, however, say they were not consulted about the location of the cameras and there are large blind spots.