Community Development

Community Development / Community Sector / Summer 2016-17

Surry Hills Northcott Community Shed

It is hoped the Community Shed will be up and running by September 2017. In the meantime, SHNCS is looking for interested members and volunteers. Committee Meetings are held monthly, at 3pm on the last Friday of each month at the Northcott Community Centre, next to Ward Park. Any interested people are welcome to join.

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.

More than bricks and mortar: Robyn’s Reflections
Community Development / Housing / Winter 2016 / Winter 2017

More than bricks and mortar: Robyn’s Reflections

Redevelopment of public housing in NSW is not new. While the proposed redevelopments of Waterloo and Ivanhoe might be high-rise, public housing communities can learn a lot from what has happened in earlier estate renewals. Julie Foreman spoke to Robyn Stafford about her experience at Minto.

Collective learnings from earlier redevelopments
Community Development / Housing / Winter 2016

Collective learnings from earlier redevelopments

Six months after the Waterloo redevelopment announcement tenants know little more and anxiety remains high. Julie Foreman questions what was learnt from other estate redevelopments.

Building Social Connections: #justsayhisydney
Autumn 2016 / Community Development

Building Social Connections: #justsayhisydney

As a society we all need to reach out and connect at some level. You just never know what affect a simple smile or ‘hello’ might have on someone else or on yourself for that matter. Rene McKenzie-Low introduces a project designed to encourage Sydney siders to just say ‘hi’.

Seize the opportunity of crisis to rebuild community
Community Development / Summer 2015-16

Seize the opportunity of crisis to rebuild community

It is said the Chinese word for crisis is comprised of two characters, one meaning danger and the other opportunity. In every crisis there is opportunity. Our world is confronted by multiple crises. Jim Diers explores the upside that we now have unprecedented opportunities to rebuild community.

Inner West Tenant Group: Bringing tenants together
Community Development / Summer 2015-16

Inner West Tenant Group: Bringing tenants together

The Inner West Tenant Group (IWTG) was formed as a result of grass-roots community development Initiated by Rozelle Neighbourhood Centre. Susan Hawkeswood and Lisa Smajlov explain how it came about and what tenants working together are achieving.

Strata skills help create communities
Community Development / Summer 2015-16

Strata skills help create communities

What does it mean to live in a strata scheme? Shared responsibility, shared enjoyment, shared spaces and shared community. Nelson Tilbrook discusses how strata skills can help in creating community.

Community Development in Hunters Hill: What can be achieved by a community garden and art project
Community Development / Summer 2015-16

Community Development in Hunters Hill: What can be achieved by a community garden and art project

A garden and art project wasn’t really going to fix things in this Housing NSW complex but for Christine Hannan it is an opportunity to shine a light on this housing complex, the positive contribution the tenants achieved and to identify the issues that remain to be addressed

Vintage Marg Barry – Forward to the Future – Spring 1995
Community Development / Community Sector / From the Vault / Summer 2015-16

Vintage Marg Barry – Forward to the Future – Spring 1995

In 1995 Marg Barry gazed into the next 20 years of Regional Council based on her first 20 years. Her focus on community development, keeping community in community services, communities being in control all fit nicely with the theme of this ISV. Her perspective of fashionable policies coming and going and opposing the excesses of the “powers that be” also provides a long term perspective to the issues of today.