Workforce accommodation provider, Mac Group, will be foreced to justify plans for temporary housing in Singleton, amid a mining downturn and exisiting housing permanent housing.

The provider plans to build more than 1000 temporary dwellings for miners, however resident action group, The Better Future for Singleton Shire Association, says the project may result in a fly-in fly-out encampment.

The action group will lead a public meeting tonight along with union representatives at 7.30pm at Club Singleton.

Chairwoman Rebecca Williams said the $101 million plan needs to be fully considered by the community.

“We’re in a downturn, at the moment, in the mining industry and we can’t quite work out why a facility like this would be needed. We have a lot of empty rental properties in town, a lot of houses on the market. We can’t work out what the justification is [for the plans]” she said.