Waterloo redevelopment

Introducing Pam Jackson

Pam Jackson has joined Inner Sydney Voice (ISV) to provide culturally-appropriate advice to Aboriginal community organisations and housing tenants of issues relating to the Waterloo redevelopment. She will also work to encourage community input in the process and continue to build relationships with Elders and Aboriginal members of the inner Sydney community.

Pam Jackson at the ISV office in Waterloo. Photo: Andrew Collis

Pam is of Bundjalung heritage with her ancestry coming from the small Baryulgil community in Northern NSW. Her father came to Redfern in the early 1950s to work in the Eveleigh Railway Workshops, as did many other Aboriginal men at that time. She grew up in the Redfern-Waterloo community attending school at St Benedict’s in Broadway. Pam then went on to complete tertiary studies at the University of Western Sydney, Edith Cowan University and Charles Darwin University.

“After a very long career in Aboriginal Adult Education I chose to semi-retire, but the urge to continue to contribute to the needs and aims of First Nation people became a turning point for me when the position for the Aboriginal Liaison Officer with Inner Sydney Voice became vacant,” Pam said. “Rather than pushing political boundaries, I see my role as advocating on behalf of Aboriginal people in Waterloo.”

Pam will be working alongside Nina Serova from ISV and Adam Antonelli from Counterpoint Community Services, who are focused on strengthening tenants’ voices during the redevelopment process.

Please contact Pam on 0411 747 194, 9698 7690 or alo@innersydneyvoice.org.au

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