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Sydney Still Unaffordable For Most

Sydney house prices have dropped by 4.1 per cent, but that doesn’t mean that housing is affordable for those on the lowest incomes. The most expensive properties in Sydney, mostly concentrated in the inner city, have dropped in price significantly in the last year. However, affordable housing is still in short supply despite being in […]

Sirius business: a brutalist victory

BY ALEX EUGENE A local community group has won their court case against the state government. The Sirius building, Millers Point will now be heritage listed, after the former NSW Heritage Minister Mark Speakman failed to do so in 2014. Mr Speakman claimed listing the building would reduce its sale value by almost $70million. The […]

Remove wiggle room for developers: residents

BY LUCAS BAIRD A Waterloo community group has voiced concerns that social housing needs will not be met following a major housing development in the suburb, citing similar high profile developments in London which failed to meet their quota on public housing. REDWatch community group has pleaded to the NSW Social Housing Minister Brad Hazzard […]

Waterloo Social Housing tenants seek security

BY KENJI SATO AND CHRISTOPHER HARRIS Public housing tenants in the Redfern – Waterloo area have voiced fears that they could be forced to leave their neighbourhoods, according to City of Sydney Councillor Linda Scott. The Labor councillor told City Hub that she had been approached by public housing tenants, who had expressed fears that […]

Millers Point residents still fighting for right to remain

BY CHRISTOPHER HARRIS As the population in Millers Point continues to dwindle, those who remain are fighting hard against the government to stay in their homes. The number of residents in the area has diminished since the government embarked last year on its agenda to rid the area of social housing tenants. The residents turned […]

Glebe Point garden on the rocks

BY CHRISTOPHER HARRIS A man has been ordered by the state government to dismantle a garden he had worked on for six years. The Department of Family and Community Services has ordered the public housing tenant to return the property to its original condition, sparking a campaign in the local community to allow him to retain […]

Millers Point residents in the dark

BY CHRISTOPHER HARRIS Millers Point residents are still uncertain about their fate, more than a month after NSW Housing Minister Brad Hazzard said there could be possible exceptions to the forced evictions. In correspondence with Independent Sydney MP Alex Greenwich, the minister wrote he was “actively considering the question of whether there should be exceptions, […]

Rally in Glebe as poverty rates rise

By Chris Sutton A rally was held on the 25th of October in Glebe to call for a major increase in spending on public housing and maintenance. A new NSW Council of Social Service (NSWCOSS) report revealed that NSW has the highest poverty rate of any state (14.6 percent) as public house waiting lists grow. […]

Millers Point housing dispute heightens

By Christopher Harris Local politicians have joined the opposition to NSW Government’s plan to sell public housing in Millers Point to fund a Housing NSW property shortfall and maintenance backlog. The significance of the Millers Point housing was highlighted by Lord Mayor Clover Moore last Friday as she opened Sue Rawlinson’s exhibition that documents the […]

What’s next after Millers Point?

Following the recent decision by the NSW government to sell off the Millers Point housing commission units, community members and local councillors alike are raising the question that’s on everyone’s minds. What will be next on the chopping block? Sydney City Greens Councillor Irene Doutney believes that by looking at the rationale behind the Millers […]