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Perrottet fails Glebe on town planning

“The tragedy is that there are opportunities to create additional density without destroying the character of Glebe,” writes Ian Stephenson. “The present government seem to have only one approach to town planning which is high-rise.”

Sydney Summer Streets to bring village high streets alive

The council of the City of Sydney (CoS) is working with local businesses to transform village high streets into spaces for walking, shopping and...

Christmas program set to reignite city and suburbs

The City of Sydney’s program of Christmas cheer with its roving entertainment, cracking Christmas decorations and sparkling lighting displays aims to create a welcoming, festive atmosphere to encourage people back onto the streets in the city and after a tough lockdown and year.

Glebe, Waterloo, Redfern and Marrickville residents urged to get vaccinated

Glebe, Waterloo, Redfern and Marrickville are at the centre of a Covid vaccine push – with health officials concerned over low vaccination rates and rising case numbers. Pop-up Covid-19 vaccine clinics are open at Glebe and Green Square / Zetland this week run by Sydney Local Health District.

Investment needed in Aboriginal and social housing

The Redfern Waterloo Aboriginal Affordable Housing Campaign has renewed its call for Aboriginal housing and employment in Waterloo South saying the government has “no...

Glebe public housing another luxury takeover?

GLEBE: On November 12, the residents of the 110 units in the public housing complex between Franklyn and Bay Streets in Glebe found letters...

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.

Walking with dinosaur plants

Angela Lober's Gymea lily featured in an exhibition of botanical art held in Sydney's Royal Botanic Gardens.

Vale Robyn Kemmis (3/9/1943 – 27/12/2015)

I acknowledge the Gadigal People of the Eora Nation – on whose land we hold this gathering – I pay my respects to Elders...

Two generations of youth opportunities

NASCA Youth Opportunities (YO) is the newest program to work with young people in the area who are transitioning from primary school to high...

Book Review: Panthers and the Museum of Fire

A hypnotic “mash-up” of fact and fiction makes this book an intriguing read.

Honouring Kevin Cook

Kevin Cook, an Indigenous advocate of Aboriginal education, land rights, liberation and more, will be fondly remembered by many.

The case for a Metro station

The University of Sydney is excited that the NSW government is considering locating a Metro station at the University.

Civil works underway at Cowper Street

GLEBE: Minister for Social Housing, Brad Hazzard, has announced the Cowper Street site of the Glebe Affordable Housing Project site will be divided into both private and social dwellings, with construction set to begin early 2016.

Gentrification or social mix?

The NSW government’s Legislative Council established the Select Committee on Social, Public and Affordable Housing on November 13, 2013 to inquire into, and report on, demand for social public and affordable housing in NSW. Public hearings were conducted on March 13 and May 30, 2014.

Managed media

Last month the NSW government and Land and Housing Corporation (LAHC) produced a media pack in addition to the widely available media release from Minister Goward. The pack provides an insight into how LAHC managed the media at the same time as keeping information from NGOs that may have provided alternative perspectives.

Sydney needs more affordable housing

The sale of up to 300 public housing properties in Millers Point, The Rocks and Gloucester Street stands to further intensify the issue of homelessness in Sydney.

March for maintenance – voicing concerns of public housing tenants

On Thursday March 27, the Hands Off Glebe group organised a march on Parliament to call on the Minister for Family and Community Services (FACS), Pru Goward, to address years of maintenance neglect, public humiliation of tenants and the growing sell-off of public housing assets. The rally attracted over 100 public housing tenants from across the city, the Coast and the Illawarra, and gave tenants the opportunity to raise their concerns in front of State Parliament.

The Big Issue Vendor Profile: Tania

Tania is a remarkable woman with an inspiring story and a big heart. She started selling The Big Issue many years go in Pitt Street and has returned, sharing a pitch with James outside Badde Manors Cafe on Glebe Point Road.

Inspiring committed and courageous men

Gamarada Indigenous Healing and Life Training Ltd is launching a campaign to meet the needs of more Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men in Sydney. The organisation has sent the following media release.

Mending fences

GLEBE: A song and a community newsletter have helped challenge Housing NSW’s widespread and shameful neglect of public housing in Glebe, particularly the broken down fences in many streets.

Spectrum of challenges and unique perspectives

April 2 was World Autism Awareness Day, an opportunity to celebrate and be involved in helping raise awareness about Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs). Peak body, the Australian Advisory Board on Autism Spectrum Disorders, partners with other organisations such as Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect) to host a number of activities and events.

The Big Issue Vendor Profile: James P.

This year marks James’ 12th anniversary as a Big Issue vendor. He has come a long way since sleeping on the 12.09am Lithgow train to stay warm during the night.

Solving the housing crisis

As house prices climb beyond the reach of more families and rents rise even faster, more and more Australians are experiencing housing stress. Instead of seeking solutions to this crisis, the NSW Government has turned its back on the problem in the vain hope that the markets will solve it. The markets have no interest in people in stress, low socio-economic groups and especially the homeless. The problems are set to get a whole lot worse.

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.

Helping the homeless

On June 17, Cana hosted a Family Open Day at its new farm in Orchard Hills. Cana Farm is a retreat and training centre....

Reaching out to fathers, reaching into schools

The presentation to the school’s assembly followed up on a two-year program where Gamarada had been reaching into inner-city schools and helping them reach...