South Sydney Community Aid

Counterpoint merger


· Monday, July 17, 2017 · Leave a Comment 


Two South Sydney community groups with over 90 years of combined experience join forces as Counterpoint Community Services.

 Who’s who in Waterloo – April 7, 2017


· Friday, April 7, 2017 · Leave a Comment 


A guide to the groups currently working on the Waterloo Public Housing Estate redevelopment.

Independent assistance for master planning


· Tuesday, April 4, 2017 · Leave a Comment 


Kira Osborne and Thomas Chailloux have started work to independently resource tenants and community during planning for the Waterloo redevelopment.

Community gathers to remember Ross Leslie Smith (1941–2016)


· Thursday, December 8, 2016 · Leave a Comment 


Michael Shreenan from The Factory anchored the morning, which was opened with an Acknowledgement of Country by Auntie Millie Ingram and closed by the Rev. Dorothy McRae-McMahon on…

‘Fantastic community day for everyone’


· Monday, March 14, 2016 · Leave a Comment 


Friday February 5 marked our ninth Summer on the Green event for Counterpoint Community Services. This annual celebration is a testament to the wonderful community that exists here in Waterloo, from the overwhelming support of local community services and volunteers who put their time and effort in, to the special local talent for ensuring a fantastic community day for everyone, with first-class entertainment on the day.

Sustaining community development


· Thursday, October 15, 2015 · Leave a Comment 


In July 2010 Ms Sitanala began as a “volunteer and part-timer” with a background in early childhood education. She recounts “falling in love” with South Sydney. “I saw…

Marble-ous teamwork


· Thursday, October 15, 2015 · Leave a Comment 


To celebrate Mental Health Month the annual Marbles Challenge will be held at Northcott Community Centre from 3.30pm on Friday October 9. The fun team-based competition is comprised…

What happens in South Sydney today …


· Saturday, June 29, 2013 · Leave a Comment 


Forty-six years ago, in 1967, a diverse group of residents and community leaders were inspired to work together to establish a locally based community service. Beginning as a branch of the Good Neighbour Council with 30 members, South Sydney Community Aid began with the support of local residents, city councillors, the federal MHR, Jim Cope, Methodist, Presbyterian, Congregational, Orthodox and Anglican churches with support from the sisters of Catholic schools.

Finger-painting and a fire truck in the park


· Monday, October 8, 2012 · Leave a Comment 


REDFERN: It was a sunny day in Redfern Park on Tuesday September 18, with the sound of kids playing and scenes that would leave anyone with a smile from ear to ear. Playgroups in the Park is a local family fun day that is open to everyone, and it’s free. The joint initiative involves local community centres and local services, with the main organisers being South Sydney Community Aid and Connect Redfern.

Volunteer stories


· Friday, October 5, 2012 · Leave a Comment 


RedWater Montage – Volunteers … the heart of our Community is a booklet with 39 stories about what people do for others in Redfern and Waterloo, and where they do it. It is also a taster that might tempt others to step in and give a helping hand on a management committee, a campaign or with some odd jobs.