Friday, September 17, 2021

Lyn Turnbull

News Editor – lyn@ssh.com.au
55 POSTS

Aboriginal housing built and set to let

REDFERN: The Aboriginal Housing Company (AHC) has delivered on its promise to build 62 affordable homes for rent to Aboriginal families as the first...

Children paint mural on professor’s fence

DARLINGTON: Darlington Public School children recently came to the rescue with what Professor Winsome Evans hopes will be an enduring artwork on her Abercrombie...

Rallying for suburban character

ROSEBERY: In July the state government made changes to the housing code that could allow the 1912 Covenant, which set the character of the...

On the road to healing

At Carriageworks on February 13, the 12th anniversary of the National Apology to the Stolen Generations, the survivors of Kinchela Boys Home Aboriginal Corporation (KBHAC) launched a modified bus to take their stories on the road.

Video stories pay tribute to aunties

REDFERN: On the evening of July 10, the Wednesday of NAIDOC Week, it was standing room only in the main hall at Redfern Community...

Flag mural makes way for Aboriginal housing

REDFERN: Since being painted in 2000, the flag mural wall which featured in the opening credits of Redfern Now has become an iconic backdrop...

Redfern station accessibility upgrade

REDFERN: In late February, as the government went into caretaker mode, a $100 million accessibility upgrade for Redfern station was announced.

Three-day proposal for Australia Day commemorations

Wesley Enoch from the Noonuccal Nuugi people of Stradbroke Island believes that the date of Australia Day should not change, but that the way it is marked should be.

Summer on the Green

The Waterloo community came together for Summer on the Green

Rock The Block

For many who attended over the day Archie Roach’s heart-wrenching performance of “Took the Children Away” was a highlight.

‘Planet Earth II Live in Concert’

Want to rub shoulders with acrobatic primates in the steaming jungles of Madagascar?

Still no plan for Redfern station upgrade

Another stopgap measure for Redfern station, but still no plan for a desparately needed full station upgrade.

Raising standards and encouraging best practice

Newtown Neighbourhood Centre introduces the Boarding Housing Good Practice Awards.

Healthy start to better support services

Over 100 health practitioners, health administrators, tenants and representatives of agencies met about the current and future health needs of the Waterloo area.

Pathway from out-of-home care to independence

Foyer51 will provide housing and on site support as young people moved out from out-of-home care.

A legacy of work, creativity and resistance

The exhibition at Carriageworks, 1917: The Great Strike, jointly curated with the City of Sydney, is open 10am-6pm every day until August 27

Pemulwuy update – solving a funding problem

The AHC has submitted a new DA for the student accommodation precinct of the Pemulwuy Project to fund its affordable housing.

Activity on The Block

The sound of chainsaws close by made me rush upstairs to see what was happening.

Kinder-gardeners inspired by nature

At KU Sunbeam Preschool outdoor education in the garden plays in the daily routine of the children.

Warm responses to the cold – commemorating 25 years

More than 30,000 volunteers have contributed to Wrap with Love over the last 25 years

Bright sparks for fire safety

Essential for kids to understand fire safety at a young age.

Whale of a mural at Strawberry Hills

In “Feed the Whale, Feed the Dream”, Blak Douglas uses elements of the top three submissions from Gina Georgiannis, Leanne Bryce and Vicki Waddy.

Redfern – second class wait here

Still "no upgrade works currently committed to or funded".

My journey with epilepsy

My journey with epilepsy has been more complicated than many, but neuroscience is making progress in its understanding, diagnosis and treatment.

Lessons of history – local connections

Reflections and contrasts: southern Africa's surprising connections with our local issues.

Back to the drawing board for Central to Eveleigh

On June 15, 2016 City of Sydney Council held a public meeting entitled “Packed In – Bad Planning vs Smart Growth: The Future of the Central to Eveleigh Precinct”.

Vale Neil Lewis Stuart (16/1/1937 – 26/5/2016)

Neil Lewis Stuart passed away on May 26. In early June a gathering was held in Katoomba, his home since the late 1980s, to commemorate and celebrate Neil’s life.

Yabun – talk the talk, dance the dance

Yarbun Festival is a rich gathering place of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural expression. This year's theme was "Our Future, Our Youth"

Lift-off for Platforms 6-7!

When it was formed in 2012, the Lift Redfern campaign sought one lift immediately, as an interim measure, and the release of the timetable...

High achiever’s multiple skills

At just 20 years old, Shaquille Robinson may have been the youngest in her class when she graduated with a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment at Eora College Darlington, Sydney TAFE, but she is a multi-award winner.

ATP sale to proceed

The NSW government will offer the Australian Technology Park (ATP) by invited tender. The decision comes without the body in charge of the sale, UrbanGrowth NSW, having responded to concerns raised about the sale by the City of Sydney or local resident groups encouraged to make submissions.

Innovation, sustainability, community and heritage

Bright orange signage emblazoned with the words, “innovation, sustainability and community”, welcomes visitors at all major entrances to the Australian Technology Park (ATP). Banners along all pedestrian and bicycle pathways throughout the site also include the word “heritage”, but they all ring hollow to local residents’ groups as the government proceeds with its plans to sell the ATP.

See the ATP before it’s too late!

In its submission to UrbanGrowth NSW, the state-owned corporation responsible for the sale process, community group REDWatch pointed out that an approved subdivision appears...

Australian Technology Park to be sold

The proposed ATP sale has been met with concern by REDWatch which was successful in requesting City of Sydney Council to undertake an assessment...

The future of the Bays Precinct

The Bays Precinct was the focus of an international summit at the Australian Technology Park on November 19 and 20. World-leading urban renewal experts talked about the best ways to revitalise the 80 hectares of state-owned public land, bordering Sydney’s inner harbour from Sydney Fish Markets west to White Bay.

Stirring up the status quo

The Edna Ryan awards, recognising the feminist achievements of women, were celebrated on October 17.

Housing in the heart of the city

Just over a week before Gough Whitlam’s death, about 60 Glebe community members gathered to celebrate the 40th anniversary of his government saving large swathes of Glebe from demolition for a planned freeway.

Cancer Council’s café fundraiser

For 21 years the Cancer Council NSW has been holding Australia’s Biggest Morning Teas. These gatherings are hosted by celebrities and individuals in their homes or workplaces in May and June, to raise funds for cancer research, prevention programs, and advocacy and support services.

Healthy yarns

Your news editor is a knitting tragic who has had brain health problems with epilepsy and associated episodes of mental illness. An event that combined yarn based craft and brain health was an irresistible assignment, so I signed up to attend the Knit Your Way to a Healthy Brain workshop at the University of Sydney on June 19.

Volunteers in Redfern and Waterloo

The Factory Community Centre’s Volunteers Community Participation Awards recognise the many contributions of volunteers to the inner city. Each year for the past seven years the Awards lunch has grown larger and larger, so much so that this year all volunteer activities needed to happen in Redfern and Waterloo.

Superhero for Redfern station

The Sydney Story Factory has been working with Martha Austin’s senior primary school students at Alexandria Park Community School during the last school term. Sebastian Wooldridge explained: “We have been making posters to support making a lift at Redfern station. It’s important as Redfern station is one of the stations that has the most steps and if an elderly person gets off they have to walk up the stairs.”

Federal grant will help fund credit and debt services

REDFERN: The Attorney-General Mark Dreyfuss visited Redfern Legal Centre (RLC) to announce $60,000 of untied federal funding at a time when the state government has cut funding to community legal centres across the state.

Council support for planning issues workshops

With the imminent release of the state government’s Planning White Paper, the City of Sydney has agreed to assisting communities with consultation workshops. Council will provide free meeting space and access to funding through the Quick Response Grants program for relevant community meetings.

Winning design for Green Square Library

In announcing the winners of an international design competition for the Green Square Library, jury member Professor Glenn Murcutt congratulated Matthias Hollenstein, 28, and Felicity Stewart, 30, but warned them that the expectations for subsequent projects will be influential in shaping their careers. Their design was chosen from a field of 167 entrants from 29 countries.

Superintendent’s medal for excellence

Still in his sweaty Redfern t-shirt after early morning training at the National Centre of Indigenous Excellence’s Eora Gym alongside Shane Phillips and the youth involved in the Clean Slate Without Prejudice program, Superintendent Luke Freudenstein was relaxed.

Demonising public housing tenants?

During the holiday season public tenants received letters from Minister for Family and Community Services Pru Goward urging them to declare their unauthorised occupants and to phone a “dob in” phone line to report their neighbours.

School funding based on children’s needs

On October 15, in light of the Gonski Review of school funding, Tanya Plibersek, the Federal Member for Sydney, hosted a public forum with three speakers about the Future of School Funding.

New AES office a beacon for success

WATERLOO: The Aboriginal Employment Strategy Ltd (AES) has relocated its Central Sydney office from Glebe to Waterloo. The new office was opened by the Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, Victor Dominello, on October 19.

Healthy Alliance for wellbeing of all

One year on from its founding Assembly last September, Sydney Alliance held its second City Assembly at the Sydney Town Hall on Sunday October 28 to report back to over 1,000 members from its 48 partner organisations.