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Affordable housing: City of Sydney sells Alexandria land to community providers Published by: www.afr.com - 19 June 2017. Story by Michael Bleby

The City of Sydney is selling more than 8900 square metres of surplus land to community housing providers to boost the stock of affordable housing in the southern suburbs.

Under terms of the discounted sale, provider City West Housing will purchase the larger part of the site on Botany Road in Alexandria, earmarked for 200 apartments, for $18 million. It will create ground-floor commercial space below the apartments. 

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2017 Uptown FestivalBack to top

Save the date - October 28th 2017!  @uptownfestival returns this spring
 

UPtown Festival: Our Stories is a celebration of the Ultimo and Pyrmont community and their stories, music, dance, food, art and culture. The festival ran for 31 years until 2012, and this year the Pyrmont Ultimo Network of Services (PUNS) is excited to be bringing it back. It will be held on Saturday, October 28th 2017 from 11am-5pm.

The festival will have two stages for performances from a variety of talented artists. This includes local choirs and bands, Aboriginal performances, a Flamenco performance, a DJ, and bands on the main stage, as well as performances for children on the kid’s…

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Photo: Botany Road is expected to provide homes for approximately 65 homes
 

City West Housing recently acquired a site on Botany Road in Alexandria. Botany Road is expected to provide homes for approximately 65 households with a mix of 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments as well as parking for cars and bicycles.

The site is located at the northern end of Alexandria and is bound to the east by Botany Road. It is in excellent proximity to a range of amenities and services available in the area including parks, educational establishments and community facilities. Green Square and Redfern Stations along with bus services are located within metres along Botany Road and surrounding major…

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Sydney squeezeBack to top

PHOTO: Alice Anderson says an ongoing lease allows her to
 
Sydney squeeze: Is rent control the answer to the housing affordability crisis? Published by: www.abc.net.au. 21 March 2017.

Karen Ward has been renting in Sydney for 25 years. Until a year ago she was leasing a rundown house in Mascot with her son Charlie for about $450 per week.

"I found having a private landlord, he seemed to be able to put the rent up whenever he felt like it," Ms Ward said.

"There was no monitoring of repairs. Once when the toilet broke down, he said he didn't have time to fix it and said to me, 'use a bucket'.

"For myself and my son…

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