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New harbour walk and artworks honour Aboriginal history and culture

Wiradjuri curator Emily McDaniel has won an inaugural Committee for Sydney award for up-and-coming leaders for her work in creating Yananurala, a new nine-kilometre walk...

RAW community engagement program – Art Gallery of NSW, Artspace and...

A new initiative by Art Gallery of NSW, Artspace and Save the Children Australia.

Story of state’s first deaconess

Eva Janet Holland worked in inner Sydney for 35 years.

Vickifying the play

Speaking via mobile to Vicki van Hout as she catches a train I find my own meaning for an expression used by a former student of hers: to vickify. I would define it as “to travel at high speed through uncharted territory with dedication and humour”.

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.

Community transport and social support

South East Sydney Community Transport (SESCT) has funding for a one-on-one social support service for frail-aged consumers in the City and eastern suburbs.

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.

Community service on the move

ULTIMO: There’s a lot to admire in the good work of South East Sydney Community Transport (SESCT), which last financial year provided approximately 70,000 trips to more than 3,000 people. Following a recent period of insecurity, the community organisation has relocated from Redfern to a spacious commercial building with bus bay in Ultimo. Staff are committed to maintaining connections with valued clients across five Local Government Areas, and are excited by plans to engage new clients.

What a life! – Valé Col James AM(1936-2013)

If Col James had a passion, it was undoubtedly housing – not just the creation of a building but adding to the lives of so many, often vulnerable people who longed for a home. He used his architectural skills to engage with all sorts of groups of people – students, Aboriginal communities and the homeless. Gentle soul that he was, he was still a very determined fighter.

Milk Crate creativity

In December Milk Crate Theatre was presented the Macquarie Group Foundation’s Social Innovation Award in recognition of its community shows program, Australia’s only ongoing theatre program devised “by the homeless community for the homeless community”. Long-time participant, Helen (not her real name), spoke with the SSH about acting, artistic collaborations and developing skills for life.

Juanita Nielson Centre to be renovated

WOOLLOOMOOLOO: The heritage-listed Juanita Nielson Centre is set to undergo a major makeover in 2014 in an effort to meet the changing demands of its residents and users. Owned and operated by the City of Sydney since 1984, the centre located on the corner of Dowling and Nicholson streets, provides a space for recreation for residents in the Woolloomooloo and Kings Cross areas.