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Outasite – land lease community magazine

The Tenants' Union has just published Outasite – our annual printed publication for land lease communities! It has been delivered to mailboxes in communities all over NSW. This issue…
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Review overview

At the end of 2020 the NSW Government released the Discussion Paper on the Statutory Review of the Residential (Land Lease) Communities Act 2013. Individuals and organisations were invited to…
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Jill Edmonds

An Independent Voice

The Independent Park Residents Action Group began to take shape in 2013 when twenty-two home owners’ representatives travelled to the Central Coast for an urgent meeting. The meeting was…
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Promise of a big spend on social housing: Did the NSW budget deliver?

In early October NSW Treasurer Dominic Perrottet in an interview with the Sydney Morning Herald suggested social and affordable housing would be a priority in the November NSW budget. In this…
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Upcoming changes to planning laws: TUNSW submission on the proposed Housing Diversity SEPP

Last week the Tenants' Union of NSW provided comment on the Department of Planning's proposal for a new Housing Diversity SEPP (State Environmental Planning Policy). The new SEPP will …
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NSW Housing Strategy Discussion Paper 2020

A 20 Year Vision for Housing - where are the renters?

The TUNSW submission to the NSW Housing Strategy provides a focus on the need to address crucial issues for people renting their homes in NSW. We've published our submission and…
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Strata renters: have your say on renewable energy

We know that renters' voices are often missing when it comes to discussions about renewable energy and strata living. But there is currently an opportunity to be heard, as the NSW…
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Track rents in your local area – new postcode tool for tenants

Today the Tenants' Union has released the first version of a new tool to help tenants in NSW. We believe the more information people who rent have the better, and now using data directly…
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Robin and Kathy

More than bricks and mortar

Robyn Stafford lives in Minto, a suburb in south western Sydney. She has experience as a tenant who has been through a redevelopment process in public housing. She has been active in working…
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