Forum: Defending public housing - The battles for Waterloo, Redfern, Glebe & Eveleigh

Conferences & public forums


22 Mountain Street
Ultimo NSW 2007


With Rick Morton (Saturday Paper), Andrew Chuter (Friends of Erskineville, Socialist Alliance), Geoff Turnbull (REDWatch), Emily Bullock (Hands Off Glebe, Action for Public Housing).

Tuesday 5th April, 6pm meal, 6.30pm start and zoom @ Resistance Bookshop 22 Mountain Street, Ultimo and on Zoom

Developers are circling Waterloo and Sydney’s inner city public housing, waiting for the Perrottet state government promises to demolish state housing to come to fruition. Public housing tenants in Glebe and Eveleigh received demolition notices a year ago.

Waterloo Estate residents received notice their estate would be redeveloped seven years ago and have been in limbo ever since. The NSW governments has just put on exhibition plans for the southern part of the estate to allow for a developer to demolish the existing public housing and to build 1938 new private houses for sale, with a minimal increase in social housing to be run by a Community Housing Provider.

The government’s attempt to privatise the largest public housing estate area is becoming more real and a campaign to defeat it more urgent. Positively, the campaign to win 100% public housing at Elizabeth Street, Redfern is gaining momentum.

Speakers details: Rick Morton, senior reporter for The Saturday Paper, and award-winning author of 100 Years of Dirt; Emily Bullock, Hands Off Glebe, Glebe resident; Andrew Chuter, Friends of Erskineville, Action for Public Housing, Socialist Alliance candidate seat of Sydney; Geoff Turnbull, spokesperson for REDWatch, Redfern and Waterloo a resident’s organisation and former Acting Executive Officer of Inner Sydney Voice.

With discussion led by Dr. Alistair Sisson (currently University of Wollongong, former City Futures Research Centre UNSW, Action for Public Housing) and Barney Gardner, Millers Point resident, long-term public housing activist and former spokesperson for the Millers Point Community Working Party.

Tasty meal available.

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