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Residents at 82 Wentworth Park face eviction from NSWLAHC

By TILEAH DOBSON Public housing tenants in a complex in Glebe are facing eviction after receiving a letter from NSW Land and Housing Corporation (NSWLAHC). The letter states that NSWLAHC is intending to redevelop the property and tenants will need to relocate somewhere else. NSWLAHC letter goes on to say tenants will have to undergo […]

Community stands up to Redfern public housing sale

By DANIEL LO SURDO Protestors met on Saturday to take a stand against the selling off of a Redfern public housing site, which has drawn the ire of affordable housing advocates. The protest, which was attended by Greens Member for Newtown Jenny Leong and Shelter NSW chief executive John Engeler, sought to gather support against […]

Stokes urges high-quality housing amid rising population figures

By DANIEL LO SURDO NSW Planning and Public Spaces Minister Rob Stokes has stressed the need for high-quality housing supply to form a cost-effective solution to Sydney’s housing affordability crisis. The Design and Place State Environmental Planning Policy (SEPP) released by the NSW government last week circled commerciality and feasibility as two factors that will […]

Community disillusioned as Federal Parliament launches Housing Inquiry

By DANIEL LO SURDO Federal Parliament launched a new Inquiry to housing affordability and supply in Australia this month. The Inquiry was announced by the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Tax and Revenue Chair and Member for Mackellar Jason Falinski after data from the Reserve Bank of Australia, the Treasury and the Australian Bureau […]

Sleeping in shifts: Understanding the reality of Sydney’s homeless surge

By DANIEL LO SURDO Leading housing experts have become increasingly concerned with the housing structures propelling homelessness patterns in the inner-city.  On any given night in Australia, over 120,000 people will be separated from secure housing, shelter and safety. Closer to home, it’s estimated that there are over 250 Sydneysiders forced to journey the side […]

How much support will the City of Sydney’s affordable housing expansion offer inner-city residents?

By DANIEL LO SURDO The NSW Government approved plans last month to extend the City of Sydney’s affordable rental housing scheme throughout the inner-city, with the new changes to come into effect on the 1st of July this year.  Changes will mean that more affordable rental properties will be available in the city as new […]

What does the NSW Housing Strategy 2041 mean for inner-city housing?

By DANIEL LO SURDO The NSW Government announced plans to provide immediate support for people experiencing homelessness and better housing as part of its Housing Strategy 2041 report.  The Housing Strategy 2041 outlines the State Government’s 20-year vision for better housing, with the establishment of a cross-sector expert housing advisory panel, better use of government-owned […]