On Tuesday June 11 Redfern Legal Centre (RLC) hosted a community forum on the impact of public housing redevelopment.
On June 13, the flag mural wall on The Block came down to make way for affordable Aboriginal housing, which is sorely needed in Redfern and Waterloo.
As NAIDOC Week (July 7-14) calls on us to work together for a better future, it is important to remind all community members and policymakers about the crucial need for Aboriginal people to remain physically in place during moments of critical urban change.
I liken my colleagues in the Boarding House Outreach Service (Newtown Neighbourhood Centre) to social work superheroes.
Housing affordability and its contribution to the rising cost of living has been subject to higher than usual public interest over the last few years. It has encouraged many important discussions and a few key policy moves at the state political level.
Including the social housing in the metro there will only be 98 more social housing units than there are now. The overall increase in dwellings on the sites…
Nina Serova will work closely with residents and agencies to ensure that they have the tools and information they need to take their views on the Waterloo redevelopment to government.
Calling out political leaders on lower-income affordable rental policies, broad household renewable energy access and rental reform.
Consultation regarding the three options for the Waterloo estate has now closed. Elton Consultants are finalising their report on the community feedback on the three options.
For many of the couple of thousand people who attended over the day, Archie Roach’s heart-wrenching performance of “Took the Children Away” was a highlight.