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‘Big battle’ looms over public housing: Byrne

Leichhardt Mayor Darcy Byrne is preparing residents and community organisers for a “big battle” to save public housing in the inner city. The state government recently announced it will sell hundreds of homes on valuable land in Millers Point, displacing around 300 tenants including many elderly residents. At a meeting on April 10, Cr Byrne […]

Council pledges support for Millers Point

By Triana O'Keefe and Michael Koziol The state government’s decision to sell 293 public housing properties at Millers Point may yet be overturned, Lord Mayor Clover Moore has said, if there is sufficient community action. At a rowdy April 7 council meeting, attended by more than 60 residents and protesters, Cr Moore acknowledged: “I have […]

Labor ‘could have saved Millers Point’: Greenwich

Labor could have prevented the sell-off of public housing at Millers Point if it had helped amend legislation related to the Barangaroo casino, MP Alex Greenwich says. In November, the independent member for Sydney called on the opposition to “tie their support for [the casino] to the retention of public housing in Millers Point and […]

State to sell Millers Point property

The state government will sell almost 300 public housing properties at Millers Point, it has announced, just two days after the City of Sydney called on the government not to proceed before issuing a social impact statement. Long-standing terraces and the Sirius apartment block are among the buildings to be sold, the Sydney Morning Herald […]

Youth service to return

Glebe Youth Service says Housing NSW and the Land and Housing Corporation have approached it with a proposal that would see the youth centre reopen in mid-February. The building at 84 Glebe Point Road was shut down in November because of concerns it did not comply with fire safety standards. GYS was given only a […]