As you travel from Chamberlain Rd onto Austerville Drive, less than a kilometre into Austerville Drive, on your left you will encounter a sight for sore eyes. This is the zone euphemistically known as “Woodstock”.
Rising tensions, high rates of crime and street disorders are believed to stem largely from frustrations and hostilities prevalent among the poorly educated youth who live there and who are not fit for regular employment.
Celeste King, a despondent resident said; “We live in a tiny space of about fifteen square metres. There is barely room to walk around and absolutely no privacy. The teenage boys often stay out late rather than come home to the claustrophobic conditions. It is difficult for children to do their homework, or study for examinations, therefore we have many school dropouts”
That said, living in severely crowded dwellings has been described as the most common form of homelessness.