Couple take pride in Gladstone housing commission home

NINETEEN years of improvements would have to be taken down off Ian and Cynthia Ramsay's housing commission home if they were asked to leave but they don't plan on going anywhere (pictured, main).

They are one of 962 residents who live in housing commission homes in Gladstone (and only 61 vacancies on the government department's books).

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Ian Ramsay has lived in this housing commission home with his wife Cynthia for 19 years and considers it his own.
Ian Ramsay has lived in this housing commission home with his wife Cynthia for 19 years and considers it his own. Paul Braven

 

Ian and Cynthia have always treated it like their own despite the fact they could be told to move at any stage.

Over their time, Ian has planted Brazilian Cherry hedges, added blinds and cement work and thrown more than nine tonne of soil into the backyard to stop it flooding.

He also has roses which he gives to the girls at the nearby chemist for looking after Cynthia.



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