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THE NAKED CITY – OLD BUILDINGS REBORN

Repurposing old and historic buildings is nothing new when it comes to both urban and rural communities. Go to any Australian country town and you are more than likely to find an old post office or bank that has been converted to a coffee shop or b’n’b. In the big cities many fine old buildings […]

New campaign for Aboriginal affordable housing

Aboriginal community groups have come together to launch a campaign seeking government action and targets for Aboriginal affordable housing in the Redfern and Waterloo area. The petition launched by The Redfern Waterloo Alliance of Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisations and Allies calls on the NSW government to commit to 10% Aboriginal Affordable Housing in all government […]

Survey reveals thousands of shovel-ready affordable houses

By ALLISON HORE Estimates say there could be around 6,000 new affordable homes ready to be built in NSW if a Federal stimulus package for affordable housing is included in the October 6 budget. According to a survey from the Community Housing Industry Association (CHIA), not for profit housing providers in NSW have shovel ready […]

City of Sydney backs public housing plan

By ALLISON HORE The City of Sydney is backing a proposed plan for more social housing in the inner-city. The proposed social housing development in Glebe which will spread across two sites, 17-31 Cowper Street and 2A-2D Wentworth Park Road, was initiated by the NSW Land and Housing Corporation and is being endorsed by the […]

Inner West Council pushes to protect historic church

By ALLISON HORE The Inner West Council is moving to have a now-closed local church listed on the environmental heritage register to ensure that it is protected.  In response to the threat of demolition, the Inner West Council are seeking to amend the Marrickville Local Environmental Plan 2011 to recognise the heritage significance of the […]

Putting Enmore’s last BNB to bed

By Lanie Tindale When guests venture through the gold gate and path leading to TARA Guest House, they are greeted at the front door by Oscar the border collie, who clambers at the window, eager for pats and cuddles from his new friend. Lately there haven’t been many visitors to Enmore’s last bed and breakfast. […]

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 […]

Making Sydney more affordable

BY ISOBEL RUSHE The turn of a New Year hasn’t vanished Sydney’s housing affordability crisis, with housing costs at an all-time high. The City of Sydney’s Labor Councillor Linda Scott is committed to working towards a housing affordability scheme that benefits our city. Mrs Scott has long been an advocate for more affordable housing and […]

Council must protect affordable housing in the city: Scott

BY KENJI SATO The City of Sydney is not providing enough affordable housing to meet the ballooning cost of rent in Sydney, according to Labor Councillor Linda Scott. “We need to put concrete ideas on the table about how our council could ensure there’s housing diversity in the City of Sydney, and that we properly […]

New party to tackle housing crisis

BY CHRISTOPHER HARRIS AND CASSANDRA MORGAN A new political party is aiming for a senate seat in the next federal election after months of media discussion of housing affordability in Sydney. The Affordable Housing Party of Australia was conceived in 2013, but the party is  “stepping up their game”, with the pursuit of giving buyers a chance […]