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Council clashes with state government over Waterloo Estate proposal

By ALLISON HORE After lengthy discussions, the City of Sydney council has voted to support a revised version of the NSW Land and Housing Corporation (LAHC)’s proposed redevelopment for a public housing estate in south Waterloo.  But the LAHC has fired back at council for their delay in approving the development, leading to bitter debate […]

‘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 […]

Privatisation scheme threatens South Eveleigh public housing

By DANIEL LO SURDO The NSW Government’s plan to privatise a large portion of public housing in South Eveleigh’s Explorer Street has been staunchly opposed by the community. Residents fear what may become of their street in the coming years. As part of the State Government’s plan to create a 38 per cent increase in […]

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 […]

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 […]

Sydney Electorate Profile

By ALLISON HORE With the state election just two weeks away now, the race for Sydney approaches the finish line. The seat of Sydney covers the City of Sydney council area and its surrounding suburbs. It includes the Sydney CBD, Pyrmont, Darlinghurst, Potts Point, Woolloomooloo, Paddington, Woollahra and parts of Ultimo and Surry Hills. It’s […]

Housing Crisis, what crisis?

By John Moyle A recently released research paper claims Australian public housing is in crisis with a shortfall of 433,000 social housing units across the nation and 36,000 new units a year needed over the next 20 years to meet demand. Published by the independent Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute, the paper also suggests […]

Public housing tensions erupt

By Matilda Gould A Department of Family and Community Services (FACS) bid to crack down on antisocial behaviour in public housing has coincided with the release of a report finding the Department has failed to provide adequate conflict management training to its staff. The crack-down will require disruptive tenants to prove they have connected with […]

But Siriusly

COMMENT BY JIM ANDERSON I have to confess to being a late convert to the SOS (Save Our Sirius) cause, but on a hot January day last week, I found myself taking a walk up from Circular Quay to have my first close look at the building in question. It was practically love at first […]

Beneath the ice: Housing’s junky haven exposed

BY ALEXANDER LEWIS An ice addict inhabiting Ultimo public housing has terrorised her fellow tenant Anna Hamilton for three “sleepless” years. But Housing NSW has refused to relocate either tenant, despite a litany of complaints from Ms Hamilton and NSW Police. Earlier this month, Housing NSW successfully appealed an order from the NSW Civil and […]