Celebrating 40 years

Celebrating 40 years of Information and Resources
Celebrating 40 years / Community Sector / Inner Sydney Voice (ISRCSD) / Spring 2016

Celebrating 40 years of Information and Resources

The Information and Resource Centre and Inner Voice were central to Regional Council’s activities. Martine Brieger, came for work experience, came back as Inner Voice editor and finished up as a board member.

Celebrating 40 years of Committee Members and Volunteers
Celebrating 40 years / Community Sector / Inner Sydney Voice (ISRCSD) / Spring 2016

Celebrating 40 years of Committee Members and Volunteers

Regional Council has always relied on volunteer committee members to represent the membership and to guide the organisation. Neil Stuart reflected on his involvement in Regional Council while Co-ordinator at South Sydney Community Aid.

Celebrating 40 years –  The Regional Council as a social movement
Celebrating 40 years / Community Sector / Inner Sydney Voice (ISRCSD) / Spring 2016

Celebrating 40 years – The Regional Council as a social movement

As Chairperson of the Surry Hills Resident Action Group Andrew Jakubowicz convened a meeting in 1974 that formed Inner Sydney Regional Council. Now a Sociology professor at University of Technology Sydney (UTS) he looks back on the time that gave rise to this and many other organisations.

Celebrating 40 years – Community Development
Celebrating 40 years / Community Development / Inner Sydney Voice (ISRCSD) / Spring 2016

Celebrating 40 years – Community Development

Community Development has always been a central aspect of Regional Council. Faye Williams explains what she learnt about Community Development from working at Regional Council and explores its relevance for future work.

Celebrating 40 years – Public participation – past present and future
Celebrating 40 years / Community Engagement / Community Sector / Inner Sydney Voice (ISRCSD) / Spring 2016

Celebrating 40 years – Public participation – past present and future

The world has changed a lot in the last 40 years but the challenge of people having a say in what happens in their communities remains. Charmaine Jones reflects on the community empowerment experiment of the Australian Assistance Program and what we can learn to face the community building challenges for the future.

Celebrating 40 years – A Brief History of the Inner Sydney Regional Council
Celebrating 40 years / Community Sector / Inner Sydney Voice (ISRCSD) / Spring 2016

Celebrating 40 years – A Brief History of the Inner Sydney Regional Council

In late January 1974, Andrew Jakubowicz, University of NSW sociology academic and Chairperson of the Surry Hills Resident Action Group, brought together 40 people to discuss the establishment of a regional council for social development under the Whitlam Government’s Australian Assistance Plan. Invitees covered the Inner Sydney region – at that stage consisting of Sydney, South Sydney and Leichhardt Local Government Areas (LGAs).

Inner Sydney Voice – Support for public and social housing tenants
Celebrating 40 years / Community Engagement / Housing / Inner Sydney Voice (ISRCSD) / Spring 2016

Inner Sydney Voice – Support for public and social housing tenants

Inner Sydney Voice continues to play an important role in tenant participation through the Tenant Participation Resource Service (TPRS) project funded by FACS Housing.

Inner Sydney Voice – Support for Aged and Disability Services
Ageing / Celebrating 40 years / Community Sector / Disability Services / HACC / Spring 2016

Inner Sydney Voice – Support for Aged and Disability Services

Inner Sydney Voice continues to play a role with the Aged and Disability sectors through the Sector Support & Development Project in Eastern Sydney which supports the Commonwealth Home Support Programme and the Community Care Supports Program.