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Vivid shines on Sydney

The Vivid Sydney 2023 program is dazzling. (Just take a look at these illuminating photos by our photographer Michelle Haywood to see how!)

Blak Markets find a home at The Rocks

Blak Markets is pleased to have found a regular home at The Rocks with kick-off on the weekend of August 13 and 14, 2022. CEO of...

Barangaroo, Millers Point and the post-Green Ban city

Mention you’re an Australian urban academic anywhere in the world and someone is bound to ask about the Green Bans.

Barangaroo, Millers Point and the post-Green Ban city

Green Ban was a form of political action established in 1970s Sydney. The movement incorporated an eccentric mix of resident action groups, feminists, gay...

Hollow men and hollow words

On Tuesday November 23, 2010, the Hon. Greg Pearce told the NSW Parliament that there were concerns about the government of the day using special state planning powers and procedures without proper consultation with Department of Housing tenants or surrounding communities, and called on the government to consult each community and address their concerns before plans were finalised and development commenced on proposed public housing developments.

Why is this happening? State government neighbourhood sell-off

Resident groups in Millers Point and The Rocks are protesting the state government’s plans to sell more than 300 homes. The public housing sell-off is widely considered a sell-out with regard to community and heritage values. The announcement by Community Services Minister Pru Goward to evict an entire community has bought disparate groups together, along with many concerned residents and citizens.

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.