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“Save our homes”: Protesters call on parliament to protect public housing

By ALLISON HORE Residents from a number of threatened public housing communities across Sydney’s inner city came together at Martin Place today to call for their homes to be saved from the wrecking ball.  The rally followed last week’s release of the NSW Government’s Housing 2041 Strategy and called for the future of a number […]

Barbara McGrady: The First Nations photojournalist that shaped the industry

By MIKALA THEOCHAROUS  The McDonald Jones stadium in Broadmeadow NSW, is full of fans.  Greg Inglis stands in the middle of the field above the scrum, preparing to lead the traditional war cry before the Indigenous All Stars game. In the middle of it all is 67-year-old Barb McGrady, camera in hand.  A murmur erupts […]

‘Communities Plus’ what? Understanding the inner-city social housing program

By DANIEL LO SURDO When the NSW Government announced plans last November to redevelop the social housing estates of the City of Sydney, what followed a fleeting emotion of relief was a sustained, unprecedented feeling of panic.  Much of the affordable housing of South Eveleigh, North Eveleigh and Glebe had been without proper maintenance for […]

Reimagining of Glebe’s social housing estate a “much-needed win” for the inner-city community

By DANIEL LO SURDO Revised plans for housing renewal on Glebe’s Cowper Street and Wentworth Park Road have been heralded as an important victory for social housing tenants in the City of Sydney Local Government Area. NSW Government Minister for Water, Property & Housing Melinda Pavey announced last month its intentions to deliver 100 per […]

Amended Glebe proposal a “great win” for social housing advocates

By ALLISON HORE Social housing advocates are celebrating a “huge win” following the announcement a new development proposed for Glebe would be fully set aside for social housing. The proposed housing development which will spread across two sites in Glebe, 17-31 Cowper Street and 2A-2D Wentworth Park Road, has been amended to now deliver 100 […]

Protesters disrupt Glebe auction

By ALLISON HORE The auction of a three bedroom terrace house in Glebe was disrupted by protesters. On the evening of the 10th of March, public housing residents and advocates surrounded the front of a terrace house at 92 Cowper Street in Glebe in an attempt to disrupt an auction which was planned to take […]

‘No progression at all’: renewal proposal threatens Glebe’s Franklyn Street

By DANIEL LO SURDO The NSW Government’s plans to renew social housing in Glebe has been met with strong opposition by Inner West community leaders believing the project will amplify the vulnerabilities of the residential community. The State Government officially proposed redevelopment on Glebe’s Franklyn Street social housing estate in November of last year, with […]

The fight for Franklyn Street

By ALLISON HORE Rose has lived in her public housing unit in Glebe for the past two decades. One day she went outside and found an A4 flyer laying in the street showing concept art for a proposed new development on the site of her home. That’s the first time Rose heard about the government’s […]

Saving Glebe Island Bridge

By ALLISON HORE Once a world-first feat of engineering and a testament to ingenuity of industrial Sydney, the Glebe Island Bridge has been allowed to fall into disrepair over the quarter century since it has been decommissioned. Now, community groups and local politicians are amping up their efforts to save it. The now-disused Allan truss […]

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 […]