Thanks for your interest in helping with Everybody's Home: Penrith Speaks! on the morning of Saturday, March 17.
Below is an outline of how the day will unfold. Sydney Alliance partners have been working to improve the affordability and security of rental housing for people on lower incomes. We’ve met with NSW government and opposition leaders and their advisers and with MPs of various persuasions; we’ve made submissions to the government’s Greater Sydney Commission, written to local councils, made statements in media, and more.
The next step in this campaign is to engage with local communities and we are starting in Penrith thanks to the local leadership of Community Action Penrith - Affordable Housing!.
On the day we will be speaking with our neighbors and gauge their views on this issue and what needs to be done to make renting more affordable and secure. Then we will together be sending that message to politicians, the media and the rest of Sydney.
On March 17 we’ll be gathering at key locations around Penrith to conduct a community survey consisting of a number of questions, developed with expert advice. We aim to provide a sense of what the community feels about affordable and secure rental, and what should be done about it at state/local level. We will also be inviting people to take action with us.
Please include your phone number and email so we can keep you up to date with details of the action, including wet weather contingencies.
Outline of the day
Please Arrive by 10:15am for 10:30am-10:50am Briefing
Meeting and briefing at St Nicholas of Myrna Catholic Church, 326 High St, Penrith. You’ll be given copies of the survey content, Badge, and how the Penrith community’s responses are to be gathered.
11:00am – 12:45pm
You’ll proceed to positions as briefed & engage folks in conversations!
12:45pm – 1:30pm
We’ll gather back at St Nicholas Myrna to gather the survey results, and for lunch, BBQ and debrief.