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Introducing Nina Serova

Nina Serova will work closely with residents and agencies to ensure that they have the tools and information they need to take their views on the Waterloo redevelopment to government.

Talking shop

REDFERN: Sometimes it takes Hazem Sedda, owner of the Redfern Convenience Store, an hour to walk the short distance from his shop to the bank because he stops to talk with so many people. 

Coffer filling at expense of community

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...

St Joseph’s Newtown marks 150 years

NEWTOWN: The foundation stone of St Joseph’s Catholic Church was laid on July 31, 1866 and the building opened in May 23, 1869. It is a heritage listed building which holds a special place in the history of Newtown. The church is Gothic Sydney sandstone with original stained glass windows. The church stands for the 150 years of a church community committed to engagement with the local community.

Community tries to claim the Alex Hotel

Community rallies to save its beloved Alexandria Hotel

‘Newtown through and through’

"Let’s keep Newtown vibrant, open, weird and safe,” says Liz Yeo, a Newtown local since the 1980s who has dedicated her career to the non-profit sector, from homelessness to Indigenous education and public health.

Can development build community and commerce?

REDFERN: An area in the midst of profound and lasting change. The recent acquisition of Surry Hills Shopping Village by Chinese investors sets an exciting precedent for many in Redfern. This tired old marketplace at 399 Cleveland Street stands to be transformed into a multi-storey, luxury apartment building, potentially holding 300 apartments.

Happy and gay on the fairest of days

CAMPERDOWN: “Come as you are” is the anecdote and most appropriate invitation for all those who partake in Fair Day. Without judgement or shame, Victoria Park transforms into a playground for all those excluded from the regular stomping grounds in our hetero-normative world.

Vets for homeless pets

The gift that will keep on giving … In 2012 Pets in the Park was established as a charity to provide free veterinary care for the animal companions that give meaning to the lives of Sydney’s most marginalised.

Divine life is born among us

Christmas can be a special time for many people, whether they are religious, or not. Families come together and share food and gifts and there is a widespread sense of celebration. All communities need times like that – times when we pause from our usual patterns of life and give a new focus to the possibility of love and generosity. Of course, we can’t romanticise this.