Community Engagement

A Compact for Renewal Projects: what tenants want from social housing renewal
Community Engagement / Urban Development / Winter 2017

A Compact for Renewal Projects: what tenants want from social housing renewal

A Compact would represent an agreement about how urban renewal is conducted in social housing areas, and how social housing tenants were to be treated and engaged. Bernie Coates explains the ground rules that emerged from discussions with tenants.

Tips on being heard during master planning
Community Engagement / Winter 2017

Tips on being heard during master planning

It’s not always easy to have your say in a consultation process. Here are a few things you can do to get your key messages and main concerns on the table from the beginning.

Kira Osborne and Thomas Chailloux (Photo: Ashley Asphodel) South Sydney Herald
Community Engagement / Urban Development / Winter 2017

Redevelopment Support Projects

Two positions are currently in place to support Waterloo tenants independently of Land and Housing Corporation (LAHC) during the master planning process. The projects are run by non-government organisations as part of the Groundswell Coalition, which requested funding from LAHC.

Government Undertakings for Waterloo
Community Engagement / Housing / Winter 2017

Government Undertakings for Waterloo

The community asked for what was negotiable and non-negotiable to be available before consultations started. In the lead up to the start of visioning, Land and Housing Corporation (LAHC) has provided the following details on the drivers and commitments on the Waterloo redevelopment. NSW Government’s Future Directions for Social Housing […]

Who’s Who in Waterloo?
Community Engagement / Urban Development / Winter 2017

Who’s Who in Waterloo?

This is an overview of the major government, non-government and community organisations and projects around the Waterloo master planning prepared by Geoff Turnbull.

Tenant involvement in public housing estate redevelopment
Community Engagement / Spring 2016 / Urban Development / Winter 2017

Tenant involvement in public housing estate redevelopment

Shelter NSW has produced a factsheet for public tenants facing redevelopment which we have reproduced below. In short it encourages tenants to stay informed, have your say, assert your rights and to come together.

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.

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.

Public Participation – Summer 1993-94
Community Engagement / From the Vault / Winter 2016

Public Participation – Summer 1993-94

It is nice to know that public participation was fashionable in the summer of 1993/4 as recorded by Inner Voice. Twenty plus years on, with Westconnex and little dialogue with communities about urban renewal, it feels like the participation pendulum has swung to the other extreme.

Waterloo redevelopment: a storm brewing?
Community Engagement / Housing / Winter 2016

Waterloo redevelopment: a storm brewing?

People’s reactions to the Waterloo announcement have been captured by local agencies and the local media. Here is a small selection of the reactions from this diverse community recorded by Inner Sydney Voice and the local South Sydney Herald.