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Greens split over heritage

By EVA BAXTER The Inner West Council narrowly decided against listing Marrickville’s Church of Christ as heritage last month, instead supporting its transformation into affordable housing. The Church of Christ is the last of a line of religious buildings that spanned 165 years in Marrickville, the rest have been demolished. The dwindling Church of Christ […]

Waterloo Metro Quarter proposal filled with “broken promises”

By ALLISON HORE Plans proposed by Mirvac and John Holland for the Waterloo Metro over station development promise a sleek, modern precinct which would benefit the whole community. But local housing advocacy groups say the proposal is filled with “broken promises”. The detailed plans for the $900 million Waterloo Metro Quarter were revealed in early […]

Social housing renewal proposals hit with criticism

By ALLISON HORE The NSW Government’s announcement of a proposal to “renew” the Explorer Street social housing estate in Eveleigh has been met with criticism from the community. On Thursday, the NSW Land and Housing Corporation letterboxed public housing tenants in Explorer Street, South Eveleigh with a letter expressing their intention to “renew” the property […]

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 […]