Housing

Social Mix and the Challenges in Creating It
Civil Society / Housing / Winter 2016 / Winter 2017

Social Mix and the Challenges in Creating It

Urban planners and government policy makers often advocate having a social mix within a particular spatially defined area, such as in neighbourhoods with high concentrations of public housing. Kathy Arthurson looks at the theory and practice of social mix.

What do we know about the Waterloo redevelopment?
Housing / Urban Development / Winter 2017

What do we know about the Waterloo redevelopment?

Discussions about the future shape of Waterloo are starting with the community. Geoff Turnbull explains what we know about the master plan and redevelopment process.

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 […]

What is a “Better Social Mix”? – Spring 2003
Civil Society / From the Vault / Housing / Winter 2017

What is a “Better Social Mix”? – Spring 2003

Social mix is easy to lampoon as this carton shows. This may be why governments now prefer to use the term “integrated communities” rather than “social mix”. Whatever the term, the issues raised in this 2003 Inner Voice remain relevant today.

Ross Smith: A life spent in service to the community
Housing / Summer 2016-17 / Vale

Ross Smith: A life spent in service to the community

The public housing sector mourns the loss of one of its most colourful characters, long-time Waterloo resident, advocate and activist.

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 Housing – on the up and up and up!
Housing / Urban Development / Winter 2016 / Winter 2017

Public Housing – on the up and up and up!

The redevelopment of large public housing estates has until now been focused away from the inner city. Redevelopment is now going high-rise, raising many new issues under the government’s Future Directions policy. Geoff Turnbull explores what is driving the Waterloo and Ivanhoe redevelopments.

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.

Five key changes to social housing laws
Housing / Judicial System / Winter 2016

Five key changes to social housing laws

Anti-social behaviour and how to tackle it has been a contentious issue in public housing. On one side is people’s right to “quiet enjoyment” of their tenancies and on the other side people with high and complex needs are allocated housing without adequate support to help maintain their tenancies. The Tenants’ Union NSW explains the three strikes process that can lead to mandatory termination.

Future Directions for Social Housing in NSW – Is it good policy?
Housing / Research / Winter 2016 / Winter 2017

Future Directions for Social Housing in NSW – Is it good policy?

The redevelopment of public housing estates and the management of tenants will take place within the context of the recently released Future Directions policy. Peter Phibbs while acknowledging the importance of the policy, also raises some significant concerns.