Event Details


St Mary's Cathedral College Hall
2 St Marys Rd
Sydney CBD


Wednesday 12 Jul 2017 from 6:00pm to 8:15pm (Australia/Sydney)

Closing date

Monday 10 Jul 2017 5:30pm (Australia/Sydney)

  1. Ticket Type Sales Close Price Quantity
    5:30pm, 10 Jul 2017 Free

About this event

Sydney Alliance Affordable Housing Assembly July 12th

BACKGROUND: You are invited to join over 120 organisations from across Sydney who signed on to the Sydney Alliance submission to the Greater Sydney Commission (GSC).

The assembly will be attended by the NSW Planning Minister Anthony Roberts and the Greater Sydney Commission. This is the second assembly after the Minister committed to meet again on May 4th.

The Sydney Alliance seeks to demonstrate to the Minister the breadth, depth and diversity of support behind the asks of the Alliance submission to the GSC.

The plans of the Greater Sydney Commission 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 submission outlines how the current plans to include a 5-10% inclusion of affordable housing on new developments, (subject to viability) is an insufficient target to tackle this issue. This target is too low.

We are calling for a higher target of 15% on private land and 30% on public land and globally recognised citizen standard of public transport services. Both of these standards are pegged to cities of comparable size around the world.

TIME: The formalities will begin at 6:30pm SHARP. Please arrive by 6pm. The meeting will finish at 8:15pm on the dot, if not earlier.

EXPECT: The Assembly will include a roll-call, testimonies, endorsements, experts, a response from the Minister & GSC and call for further action.

YOUR DETAILS: Please indicate your organisation in the field provided - including your sub-division or congregation.

Please also indicate your suburb in the field provided - we want to measure and demonstrate the geographic diversity of Sydneysiders that are attending.

TRANSPORT: The venue is within walking distance of St James Train Station. The easiest way to access the venue is via the steps near the Cathedral on College st rather than St Mary's road.

PARKING: The closest parking area is the Domain Carpark. If driving please lpan for expensive parking and Sydney traffic!

STATE OF ORIGIN: The Assembly team hopes to finish by 8pm to allow people time to get to venues (around the corner) for kick-off at 8:15pm. The Alliance wants everyone to know that this was the only option available!

DINNER: A light dinner (likely via foodtruck) will be available between 6pm and 6:25pm. (Please bring cash).