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Inner West Council can take action on affordable housing

Opinion by DYLAN GRIFFITHS Sydney is the third worst city in the world for housing affordability. In Australia, one in six young people aged 15–19 have experienced homelessness, 25 percent of whom are based in NSW. For many the amount needed for a home loan deposit seems insurmountable with the inability to become a homeowner […]

Unused lot to be transformed into new affordable housing for Alexandria

By ALLISON HORE The City of Sydney has resolved to transform an unused council site in Alexandria into 21 affordable apartments, creating more inner-city housing for low-income households. Council is currently undergoing negotiations with community housing provider Bridge Housing over the sale of an unoccupied site at 44-54 Bourke Road in Alexandria for the development […]

Sydney rental woes to continue

By Vanessa Lim About 40 per cent of people in Sydney are now renting according to a 2018 study by the Committee for Sydney. The figure rises to over 50 per cent for people living near the heart of Sydney sparking concerns about housing affordability. Karen Walsh, the CEO of Shelter NSW said, “There’s nothing […]

Political discussion on housing affordability “a win for young people”

By Lauren O'Connor   Soaring prices in the Sydney property market are causing "housing stress" for the younger generation, according to NSW peak body Youth Action. The City of Sydney has reviewed the outcomes of a public talk they held in early March to discuss the city’s housing crisis. The report concluded that many essential […]

Housing action group says: ‘No Moore’

Housing affordability has emerged as an issue in the upcoming local government elections, with a new group called Housing Action for Sydney set to run against Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore’s Independent Team. While traditionally seen as the domain of the state government, the group said local government also had a role to play in […]