Community & Infrastructure

Directory of NSW Community Legal Centres 

Liveable homes, liveable climate

Brad Smith from the Nature Conservation Council looks at how NSW is going in transitioning from fossil fuels to renewable energy. Read more

Power savers making gains

Sixty households in Coonamble are the latest to learn how to save electricity and cut their bills. Find out more about the program, plus tips for all renters. More

Community power revolution

Erland Howden, tenant and member of Blue Mountains Renewable Energy Co-op, talks about ways tenants can be involved in community-owned solar. More

Unfairly evicted

It’s not legal to make a tenant pay for electricity used in communal areas. But after Jeremy and Mari opposed this and excessive rent, they were evicted. More

Make renting green, and fair

Not being able to access energy efficient homes is just one way in which unfair renting laws harm tenants. Our new campaign aims to end unfair evictions. More

Solar power and tenants

Grant Arbuthnot (TU Principal Legal Officer) discuss three decisions by the Tribunal which have implications for tenants and solar power. More

A plan to save energy and money

Leo Patterson Ross (TU Advocacy & Research Officer) examines the NSW government's Climate Change Strategic Plan from a renter's perspective. More

SGHC sustainability strategy

Clarissa and other tenants at St George Community Housing are benefiting from new energy efficient, affordable homes. More

Bill Busters

Bill Busters is a campaign by Friends of the Earth Sydney to ensure tenants have access to affordable and sustainable energy in comfortable homes. More

Electricity system overview

The Public Interest Advocacy Centre gives an introduction to how electricity is generated, transported, and priced in New South Wales. More

Help for tenants

The Energy and Water Ombudsman describes how they assist renters who are having problems with their energy or water provider. More

Land lease community electricity

This is a complex issue governed by a range of laws, regulations and guidelines, Julie Lee (TU Residential Parks Officer) explains. More

Energy issues in Sweden

Peder Palmstierna, of the Swedish Union of Tenants, gives a glimpse into a very different energy and renting system. More

 

 

 

Guide for councils to speed up housing approvals
A new Development Assessment Best Practice Guide will help NSW councils assess development applications more efficiently.

Dear Friends of Oran Park Town,

Here's the next edition of the Oran Park Town Newsletter:
 

 

Shelter NSW: 10 proposals for the 2017 state budget and related Shelter NSW Annual Report

 

 

Shared Home-ownership seminar slides Click Here

RDA Sydney Metropolitan Region Economic Baseline Assessment Update. August 2015

 

 

Introducing the ACNC charity tick

The ACNC charity tick has been designed at the request of a number of Australia’s registered charities as a small, visually appealing logo that can be used across a variety of formats.

Charities will be able to use the charity tick on their website, at events, on their social media accounts and posts, on letterheads, and other marketing materials.

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