Sydney Alliance South West Citizens' Assembly
Your vote – Your voice!
- You are invited to join communities from across the electorate of Holsworthy to hear the candidates in the upcoming election make commitments to action.
- Meet the candidates, Liberal Melanie Gibbons MP, and Labor’s Charishma Kaliyanda and key decision maker in the upper house Christian Democrat Paul Green, MLC.
- Hear their party’s plans for NSW
- Hear what they have to say about affordable housing!
Over 1000 leaders have gathered in Sutherland, Parramatta, Penrith and Chatswood. It’s now South West’s turn to be heard.
People of goodwill from across Sydney are welcome to attend, especially those living in the electorate of Holsworthy (which includes suburbs Moorebank, Lurnea, Bangor, Casula, Chipping Norton, Hammondville, Holsworthy, Liverpool, Lucas Heights, Pleasure, Sandy and Voyager Point, Prestons & Wattle Grove).
St Francis Xavier Catholic School Hall
71 Webster Road, Lurnea
Assembly begins at 11:30am and will finishes sharp at 12:30pm
Following stories told by locals about the issues they face each candidate will be given a few minutes for their pitch and then will be asked specific questions on housing affordability in Sydney.
Why focus on Housing Affordability?
Whether it is the rising cost of rent, kids living at home till their 30s because they can’t afford their own home, the exorbitant cost of a deposit for a Sydney home or the growing number of homeless in our cities housing is an issue in our city.
There is a disjuncture between those who own their own homes, and those who don't.
The hope of buying a house is becoming increasingly out of reach for many people, especially the young. The average first home loan has gone from three times the average annual income in 1996 to six times the average annual income in 2010.
Australia is the third least affordable housing market in the world. Young people are struggling with a lack of affordable housing to rent and buy; rents are skyrocketing each year and it is basically impossible to buy a home before you’re 30. This is of grave concern, as up to 40% of people experiencing homelessness are under the age of 25. The State Government so far has offered no concrete plans to tackle this issue nor targets for affordable housing.
71 Webster Rd
Lurnea, NSW 2170
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