Murra Mia Western NSW Aboriginal Tenants Service (WATAAS)

 

CONTACT

Phone

(02) 6881 5700

1800 810 233

Hours:

Mon:

8:30am - 4:30pm

Tue:

8:30am - 4:30pm

Wed:

8:30am - 4:30pm

Thu:

8:30am - 4:30pm

Fri:

8:30am - 4pm

 

ABOUT

Murra Mia Western Aboriginal Tenants Advice and Advocacy Service provides advocacy and advice to tenants who are faced with difficulties in the relationship with landlords and social housing providers. We can negotiate on behalf of tenants to enhance an outcome that is beneficial to all parties. WATAAS also assists tenants when attendance at the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (NCAT) is required.

Our services are available to Aboriginal renters in Western NSW.

Call us on 6881 5700 or 1800 810 233 or email mmw@murramia.com

This is a specialist Aboriginal Service. Non-Aboriginal tenants please contact your local tenants' service.

NEWS

Wed, 06/12/2023 - 13:22

Tenant Advocates – Nurture and Grow

The annual TAAS Conference took place last month in Birpai Country, Port Macquarie. The theme of the conference was 'Nurture and Grow' – to evoke the approach we seek to take with clients, renters' rights and knowledge, and our own skills. Over 100 Tenant Advocates from across NSW gathered to learn and connect. The conference is organised by the Tenants' Union of NSW, and this was the largest face-to-face conference we have ever delivered.
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Tue, 15/08/2023 - 13:12

Tenant Advocate's perspective – Sonya Mooring, Murra Mia Western TAAS

We took the opportunity of a recent visit to Murra Mia Western Aboriginal Tenants Advice and Advocacy Service to interview Sonya Mooring, the Tenant Advocate and Team Leader. 
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Mon, 05/12/2022 - 12:59

Standing Strong – Tenant Advocates Conference

In November 2022 almost 100 Tenant Advocates and guests gathered on Yuin Country for our Annual Conference. The theme of the conference this year was "Standing Strong" – in reference to the work Tenant Advocates do supporting tenants, especially through tough times like the last few years. 
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20/06/2023

Outasite - land lease communities magazine

The Tenants' Union has just published issue 9 of Outasite – our print publication for land lease communities! It has been delivered to mailboxes in communities all over NSW.
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20/06/2023

Lessons from USA Mobile Home Parks

In the USA, the equivalent of residential land lease communities (RLLCs) are called mobile home parks. In 2022 the number of residents living in mobile home parks in the USA was more than twenty…
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20/06/2023

Sustainable Energy should be an option for all residents

At the Tenants’ Union we are increasingly receiving calls from home owners who are finding roadblocks in the way of switching their homes to renewable energy in the form of rooftop solar panels…
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20/06/2023

Crown Land not an excuse to evade rights of home owners

In NSW more than half of the land in the state is Crown Land. It is owned by the NSW State Government. In NSW there are many residential land lease communities which are located on Crown Land.…
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20/06/2023

Buyer Beware: home ownership in land lease communities

When someone is buying into a residential land lease community (RLLC) the home purchased is either from the current home owner (vendor/ seller) or from the operator of the community selling a…
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20/06/2023

Holding operators to account when on fixed method site fee increases

In our last edition of Outasite we discussed the trend toward fixed method site fee increases. One of the downsides to this method that we highlighted is there is less incentive for operators to…
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20/06/2023

Heart Award recognises the work of Sandy Gilbert

Our last edition of Outasite featured an article co-authored by Sandy Gilbert about the impact of the floods on land lease community residents in Tweed Heads and Chinderah. Sandy had set up a…
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16/06/2023

Tenants' Union supports event Homes for People, Not Profits: End the Housing Crisis

The Tenants' Union of NSW expresses its support for the Homes for People, Not Profits: End the Housing Crisis event on 17th June organised by Action for Public Housing and the Anti-Poverty…
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07/06/2023

Renting and Housing Advocates: ‘NSW Government is Listening'

Renting and housing advocates say the NSW Government is listening and committed to improving the rental system as the government announces the Rental Commissioner will explore further how best…
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05/06/2023

Concerns planned reforms to 'end secret rent bidding' will introduce rent auctions

On Friday the Tenants Union of NSW attended hearings for the NSW Parliamentary Inquiry on the Rental Fairness Bill 2023. Along with sector colleagues we raised concerns that planned reforms to…
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01/06/2023

Submission regarding Residential Tenancies Amendment (Rental Fairness) Bill 2023

We appreciate and acknowledge the positive intention expressed through the Bill to provide renters with greater transparency during the application process. However, we hold serious concerns…
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29/05/2023

Aboriginal Housing and Housing Activism in NSW

Aboriginal housing activism in New South Wales has a 135 year history. This report from the Tenants’ Union of NSW documents this history from the dispossession of land and housing at the…
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