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Michael Shreenan from The Factory anchored the morning, which was opened with an Acknowledgement of Country by Auntie Millie Ingram and closed by the...
WATERLOO: It’s common knowledge that Christmas can be a particularly anxious season for many vulnerable people. The timing of the government’s announcement of plans to redevelop the Waterloo estate, and the means by which those plans have been communicated, strikes many residents and housing representatives as highly insensitive and disrespectful.
REDFERN: Since the parliamentary debate in August last year regarding the lack of accessibility at Redfern station, and a petition of over 11,000 signatures, the NSW Long Term Transport Master Plan has been released. It recognises that an upgrade at Redfern is needed but sees it as only a medium-term priority, which optimistically means we could be waiting another five to 10 years for any work to begin at the station.
Sydney Local Health District (SLHD) will appoint a senior officer to act as a community liaison representative. The role has been created following requests from REDWatch and The Factory Community Centre to make the existing health services more accessible to the community.
WATERLOO: The Factory Community Centre currently runs a program that is funded by the federal government under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002. Beyond Walls Outreach helps to reduce anti-social behaviour on the streets, through educational and diversionary outreach activities in the local area, engaging with substance misusers. Pilot funding is coming to an end (in January 2013), and the vicious cycle threatens to start up again.