Last Saturday, Shelter NSW braved the rainy weather and proudly attended a community BBQ run by the “Friends of Erskineville” group, in support of public housing tenants in Explorer Street, Eveleigh. Like residents in Glebe, these tenants are facing the loss of their homes and years of uncertainty as a result of NSW Government plans to redevelop public housing sites across the city.
Shelter NSW has made a number of submissions to the NSW Government in response to these proposals, outlining our serious concerns with the plans for individual sites like Explorer St; Cowper St and Franklyn St Glebe, and our overall concerns with the ‘Communities Plus’ estate renewal model. You can read these December 2020 submissions here.
We look forward to continuing our work with the Glebe and Eveleigh/Erskineville communities as these proposals progress. We also encourage anyone who is interested in getting involved with this work to contact us via email, or get in touch with the campaign organisers directly via the “Friends of Erskineville“, or “Hands Off Glebe” Facebook pages.