Inner Sydney Regional Council for Social Development (Regional Council) is a not-for-profit organisation working in the local government areas of Botany, Leichhardt, Randwick, City of Sydney, Waverley and Woollahra to provide information, advocacy, support and community development to community organisations, groups and residents.

Established in 1974, the organisation’s members and staff have been involved in social justice, environmental, civil rights, public service and community service issues since then. We achieve this by maintaining an active network of contacts with the community sector, residents groups, environmentalists, councils, politicians, trade unionists, the media, activists and public servants.

Since the mid-seventies, Regional Council has worked with and supported residents and community groups on issues and campaigns such as: opposition to the third runway and the monorail, better public transport, closure of the Waterloo Incinerator, cuts to public housing, protection of the community sector, opposition to overdevelopment and protection of historical and culturally significant buildings and sites.

Our members include individual residents and non-government organisations providing services to members of the local communities in our region, particularly to disadvantaged and marginalised groups.

Through our publication, Inner Sydney Voice, we keep locals informed on the latest developments on issues as diverse as employment, health, material needs, education, urban development, transport, the environment, and resources and community organisations in our region. Inner Sydney Voice is distributed to members and subscribers four times a year with most articles submitted by community members.

You can join Regional Council by contacting our office for a membership application or subscribing online.

Disclaimer: Regional Council is an independent, not-for-profit organisation that does not endorse or affiliate itself with any particular political party or candidate. While campaign material used by one particular party during the City of Sydney election in 2012 may have suggested that Regional Council endorsed said party, this is incorrect and the material, including the photographic depiction of some staff from Regional Council, was used without permission. The organisation has and always will be independent and seek to work across the political spectrum.

Photo: street protest about housing affordability, 1996.