LETTER FROM THE ABORIGINAL HOUSING COMPANY TO ATTENDEES OF THE COMMUNITY CONSULTATION EVENING
On the night of March 9 the upstairs room of the Redfern Community Centre was packed with people mostly keen to hear the Aboriginal Housing Company (AHC) explain proposed changes to the student housing component of the Pemulwuy Project.
The Aboriginal Housing Company is seeking to revise its plans for student housing along the railway line to pay for the Pemulwuy Project.
What is Pemulwuy? Pemulwuy will be a vibrant community with affordable Aboriginal housing, businesses and community facilities. The first stage of the Pemulwuy Project will include development of…
Embassy spokesperson and Wiradjuri woman, Jenny Munro, claims several people have been arrested at the site and she fears trespass laws may be used to remove them completely….
On Monday May 26 a tent embassy was established on The Block. Aboriginal protesters and their supporters call for the Aboriginal Housing Company (AHC) to build Aboriginal housing on The Block as the first stage of the Pemulwuy Project. Long-held grievances with respect to the AHC administration and lack of transparency were also cited.
If Col James had a passion, it was undoubtedly housing – not just the creation of a building but adding to the lives of so many, often vulnerable people who longed for a home. He used his architectural skills to engage with all sorts of groups of people – students, Aboriginal communities and the homeless. Gentle soul that he was, he was still a very determined fighter.
REDFERN: The Pemulwuy project Development Application was approved on December 21.
SSH editor, Andrew Collis, will take part in the Melbourne Marathon on October 14 – on behalf of the Aboriginal Housing Company’s Pemulwuy Project.
REDFERN: The Aboriginal Housing Company completed another lap in its Pemulwuy marathon with the submission in August of the Preferred Project Report. The report responds to the issues raised during the public exhibition and adjusts plans from the comments received. The Department of Planning will now make an assessment of the proposal.