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Secondhand Saturday!

Secondhand Saturday - Saturday 3 June - 9am - 1pm

On Saturday 4 March the Harris Community Centre and Mustard Seed revived a tradition from the Ultimo Pyrmont past. Due to the popular demand, we are now doing another! The next ‘Secondhand Saturday’ is scheduled for Saturday June 3rd.

Secondhand Saturday is an opportunity for households to bring and sell their good quality but no longer needed belongings. It is also a great place to pick up a random bargain and discover treasure amongst the stuff someone else considers to be their junk!

It is easy to be involved… Come along and take a look at what’s on offer. Next…

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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: 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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Interim CEO appointmentBack to top

Photo: City West Housing, specialist supplier of affordable housing

City West Housing has engaged Sara Watts as its interim CEO following the departure of Janelle Goulding. 

Mike Rollo, Chairman of City West Housing, said “I would like to thank Ms Goulding for the contributions she made during her tenure and we wish her well. 

Today, as a specialist supplier of affordable housing, City West Housing provides 728 properties to key workers and continues to perform strongly. We currently have a number of sites under development and expect to add over 300 new properties within the next three years.

City West Housing continues to actively look…

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