Spring 2014

Editorial Inner Sydney Voice Spring 2014
Editorial / Spring 2014

Editorial Inner Sydney Voice Spring 2014

One of the advantages of working in an organisation across a range of different services and communities is the opportunity to join the dots across a range of issues.

Eveleigh Plans – One from the Vault 1979
From the Vault / Spring 2014

Eveleigh Plans – One from the Vault 1979

Alexandria residents in 1979 were worried about the impact of the Alexandria Goods Yard along Henderson Road on what is now the Australian Technology Park (ATP). They wanted to know the future of the former Eveleigh rail yards. A community meeting wanted any development on the site to be of benefit to local residents.

What is Inner Sydney Regional Council?
Community Sector / Inner Sydney Voice (ISRCSD) / Spring 2014

What is Inner Sydney Regional Council?

Inner Sydney Regional Council for Social Development has been working around South Sydney for 40 years. For old hands it is known from its history as ‘Marg Barry’s Mob’. For those not in the know the word Council wrongly elicits ideas of it being a local government body. Executive Officer Charmaine Jones provides an overview of the organisation and looks at what it has done over the last year.

Universal Design: Creating inclusion for everyone
Ageing / Disability Services / HACC / Housing / Spring 2014

Universal Design: Creating inclusion for everyone

Designing products and environments for the whole community seems a simple idea but there has been a slow uptake in creating this inclusion in Australia. Jane Bringolf explains the principles of universal design and explores some myths preventing its wider acceptance in housing and public spaces.

The changing face of the Inner City: Population and Household Projections
Research / Spring 2014

The changing face of the Inner City: Population and Household Projections

New population, household and dwelling projections to 2031 for New South Wales and all NSW local government areas were released in May 2014. Dr Kim Johnstone explains what these projections tell us about the changing face of Inner Sydney.

NABs: Giving Public Tenants a Voice
Community Engagement / Spring 2014

NABs: Giving Public Tenants a Voice

Neighbourhood Advisory Boards (NABs) are resident groups with a difference. Like other tenant groups they are set up to give people a voice on the issues facing them and their neighbours. Unlike other tenant groups they are made up of public housing tenants and also have to deal with their government landlord and changing government policies about public housing. David White explains how NABs operate and what they do.

From Public Housing to Vouchers: An American Perspective
Housing / Spring 2014

From Public Housing to Vouchers: An American Perspective

As the Inner Sydney Regional Council’s intern for 6 weeks Celia Ettinger observed the relocations process currently being undertaken in the Millers Point area and worked on an alternative needs assessment that could be independently implemented in such situations. Here she reflects on what she saw.

Choice Based Letting
Housing / Spring 2014

Choice Based Letting

The Millers Point ‘Housing Lotto’ has received the attention of mainstream media in recent months, with Channel 10 News and Channel 9’s A Current Affair running stories and interviews with residents. Joel Pringle investigates the origins of choice based letting and explores some of the issues raised.

Stopping Burnout
Community Sector / Health / Spring 2014

Stopping Burnout

Burnout is a common problem in the community sector. Here Shane Brown reflects on his 40 years in youth work on how to avoid burning out.

Planning for People Charter
Community Engagement / Spring 2014 / Urban Development

Planning for People Charter

Following the failure of the NSW planning reforms last year, representatives from community, resident, heritage and environment groups have been meeting to define more clearly what these groups want from the planning system. The result has been A Community Charter for Good Planning in NSW. A companion document that details how this charter could be implemented has also been produced.