Community support for homelessness facility welcomed Sat 12 May 2012 Cassy O'Connor Minister for Human Services The Minister for Human Services, Cassy O'Connor, today praised volunteers who were ready to roll up their sleeves and help get the Common Ground Tasmania facility on Goulburn Street furnished ahead of the first tenants moving in. Ms O'Connor joined 'Operation Flat Pack Attack' - a day-long working bee at the CGT facility to help get it ready for its first tenants. "Common Ground Tasmania expects to have the first tenants moving in here in June, and it's great to see so many people ready to give up their Saturday to help ensure the facility is ready," she said. "I'm a big supporter of this project, because it will help give vulnerable and low income Tasmanians a place to call their own. "Facilities like this make a huge difference to residents' lives and I look forward to seeing the first tenants moving in soon. "I understand Campbell Street will be available from early June and look forward to tenants moving in as soon as possible." Ms O'Connor said Housing Tasmania was continuing to work with Common Ground Tasmania to finalise management arrangements for both the Goulburn Street and Campbell Street facilities. "I appreciate there's been concern in the community about the time it has taken to get tenants into the Goulburn Street facility - especially as we move closer to winter," she said. "However we are continuing to work in good faith with Common Ground Tasmania to resolve the outstanding issues as soon as possible - to ensure this much-needed facility is tenanted as soon as possible."