We would like your organisation to join the growing list of organisations from across Sydney in signing on to the Sydney Alliance Submission to the Greater Sydney Commission.
The Sydney Alliance has authored a submission to the Greater Sydney Commission Draft District Plans currently on public display until March 31st, 2017. You can view the content of our submission here.
These plans will affect all of our children for generations.
As you have no doubt seen in the media, the issue of housing affordability is affecting all different parts of Sydney’s society; young and old, rich and poor; from Cowan to Katoomba to Heathcote.
The issue of housing is spilling out in many different ways -
- Splitting families geographically and the effect on grand parenting and aging in place
- Young people unable to move out of home
- Financial pressure on Sydneysiders (and the effect this has on volunteering)
- Workers unable to find housing close to their place of work
- The exacerbation and pressure on crisis accommodation, domestic violence shelters and homelessness services
The effect of a disjointed public transport system and traffic congestion also exacerbate these pressures.
The submission outlines how, the current plans' target to include a 5-10% inclusion of affordable housing on new developments, (subject to viability) is insufficient to tackle this issue.
This target is too low. We are inviting your organisation to join a vast array of organisations in calling for a higher target of 15% affordable housing on private land (30% on public land) and a globally recognised citizen-standard of public transport services. Both of these recommendations are based on cities of comparable size around the world.
The Sydney Alliance is a community organising coalition. Not only will the Alliance be making our submission, but organising a significant gathering of organisations in April.
This assembly’s purpose is to demonstrate the broad and deep support for better planning targets for affordable housing and public transport.
We're asking can your organisation support the Alliance submission? By:
- Agreeing to have your group's name (and logo if available) be printed alongside the many other ‘supporting organisations’?
- Nominating an individual to be the contact point to coordinate participation in an assembly of supporting organisations?
Organisations endorsing Sydney Alliance Submission
to the Greater Sydney Commission
As at March 23, 2017
Arab Council Australia
Baptist Association of NSW & ACT
Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney
Good Shepherd - Hoxton Park
Holy Innocents - Croydon
Immaculate Heart of Mary – Sefton
Mater Dei - Blakehurst & St. Raphael – South Hurstville
St. Anne’s - Bondi Beach
St. Anthony's – Austral
St. Canice – Elizabeth Bay
St. Christopher’s - Panania
St. Fiacre’s – Leichhardt
St. Gabriel’s - Bexley & St. Mary MacKillop - Rockdale City
St. Joan of Arc - Haberfield
St. Joseph's - Newtown
St. Michael’s - Belfield
St. Patrick's - Bondi
St. Patrick’s - Revesby Heights
St. Peter Chanel Berala & St. Joseph South Auburn
St. Therese - Padstow
St. Vincent de Paul - Ashfield
South Western Deanery
Catholic Care Sydney
Catholic Diocese of Parramatta
Catholics In Coalition for Justice & Peace
Community Migrant Resource Centre
Connect Church Engadine
Diversity and Disability Alliance
Freedom from Poverty
Housing Action Network
InCollaboration Pty Ltd
Lilli Pilli Public School P&C
National Tertiary Education Union NSW
NSW Council for Pacific Communities
NSW Nurses and Midwives Association
National Zakat Foundation Australia
Rail, Tram and Bus Union
People with Disability Australia Incorporated
SSI - Settlement Services International
Uniting Church Synod of NSW & ACT
Uniting NSW ACT
Uniting Mission & Education
Burwood-Croydon Uniting Church
Camden Uniting Church
Carlingford Uniting Church
Dee Why Uniting Church
Hope Uniting Church (Maroubra)
Gosford Uniting Church
Leichhardt Uniting Church
Malvern Hill Uniting Church
Narara Mangrove Uniting Church
Northmead Uniting Church
South Sydney Uniting Church
St. David’s Uniting Church - Dee Why
64 And more to follow!