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Preferred masterplan for the Waterloo estate


· Friday, December 7, 2018 · Leave a Comment 


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.

Documentary observes community spirit


· Friday, December 7, 2018 · Leave a Comment 


‘There Goes Our Neighbourhood’ responses to the redevelopment of the Waterloo estate and the creation of a community light sculpture in two of the Waterloo high-rises.

Brutal realities of Cowper Street and Waterloo


· Tuesday, October 9, 2018 · Leave a Comment 


Most people living in public housing in inner-city Sydney in 2018 have every right to feel insecure as the government privatises land and public housing stock.

Gladys Binchickenin’ says – Cartoon August 2018


· Tuesday, August 7, 2018 · Leave a Comment 


Metro fast-tracked ahead of estate redevelopment


· Tuesday, June 5, 2018 · Leave a Comment 


After months during which it seemed momentum may have stalled, the Waterloo redevelopment master planning process accelerated toward the end of May.

Marchers protest against Sirius Building demolition 


· Sunday, October 9, 2016 · Leave a Comment 


The Rocks: On the morning of September 17, harbour-side patrons were treated to the sight of more than a thousand people marching against the State Government’s proposed demolition of the Sirius Building. 

Coffer filling at expense of community


· Tuesday, August 9, 2016 · Leave a Comment 


For more than 35 years, the NSW government has been developing housing renewal policy frameworks around concepts of community as place-based, rather than as a grouping existing in…

Why is public housing in such demand?


· Thursday, May 5, 2016 · Leave a Comment 


This failure to meet marketplace expectations has increased over the years despite the tightening of public housing eligibility criteria to the point that anyone in permanent employment is…

Unanswered questions on housing


· Friday, April 8, 2016 · Leave a Comment 


The following information about approval to return to a public housing property after redevelopment appeared on the NSW Department of Family and Community Services (FACS) website, dated February 22, 2016:

Where will your children live?


· Monday, March 14, 2016 · Leave a Comment 


There are distressing signs of the Americanisation of public debate in Australia. Social security has been rebranded as “welfare” and hence transformed from a right to a charity, personal debt has been lauded, and renters have been stigmatised as being persons of less worth. A “market forces” ideology now dominates in the Australian housing sector, changing the purpose of housing stock from a place for raising families to a commodity for speculation. This has adversely impacted the universal right of access to safe and secure housing, which is enshrined in various United Nations declarations to which Australia is party.