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WATERLOO: The southern corner of Waterloo Green is host to a 40-strong team of tent embassy representatives from the local community. They have set up to make it known to Premier Mike Baird and the multi-tiered state planning apparatus that the time for consultation is over.
The NSW government has been operating without a clear social housing policy. One move to rectify this shortcoming was the discussion paper entitled Social Housing in NSW, released in November 2014. In response to the discussion paper and recent changes in the structure of social housing, concerned inner Sydney tenants and community members attended an Inner Sydney Regional Council (ISRC) forum on January 14 to voice their recommendations about alleviating the social housing crisis.
It is understandable the installation of an Automatic Syringe Dispensing Machine (ASDM) outside the Redfern Community Health Centre has raised community concerns and questions. The issues around illicit drug use are broad and complex, and have been the focus of tensions for many years around the Needle Bus on The Block. Sydney Local Health District (SLHD) has a responsibility to engage the community and to help facilitate community dialogue and understanding, not just to ensure harm minimisation.