•Sydney Harbour Trust and The Rocks Resumption Board, set up by the Government to improve living conditions following an outbreak of the Plague at Millers Point
•1901 the Sydney Harbour Trust has a portfolio of over 800 properties rented at market rents, and became perhaps the first government housing authority in NSW
•1906 the NSW Government adopted the Local Government Act enforcing reasonable building and health standards in the construction of housing.
Then around the time i was born,….
•Sydney’s first high-rise apartments, Redfern’s John Northcott Place and William McKell Place, appeared on the Sydney skyline
•Housing Commission starts building its largest ever estate, Green Valley, to house 25,000 people in 6,000 new properties. The initial 940 dwellings were based on the American ‘Radburn’ model
•Mount Druitt surpassed Green Valley as the largest ever suburb built, with a population of 32,000 people housed in 8,000 new properties
•Townhouses used on estates for the first time rather than cottages – a medium density solution to reduce urban sprawl
•More flats were built in Sydney than cottages for the first time
•The Department of Housing focused on public housing following Mant report
•The Neighbourhood Improvement Program (later renamed Community Renewal/ Regeneration) commenced
•The Department sought housing solutions in the private and rental markets using innovations, such as headleasing and partnerships with private developers and community housing groups
•The stock of community housing doubled
•The targeting of housing assistance to those in priority need increased in response to continued reduction in Federal funding
•Major investment in the Department’s housing stock with substantial effort to bring stock up to standard
2000 and beyond
•A range of initiatives were established under the Inner City Homelessness Action Plan to assist homeless people in Kings Cross, Woolloomooloo, Redfern and Surry Hills. These initiatives were supported by the Partnership Against Homelessness and led by the Department.
•NSW Businesslink was established in the Department to provide shared corporate services to 18,000 staff in three Government Departments – Housing, Community Services, and Ageing, Disability and Home Care. During 2003-2004 Businesslink was granted independent status.
•The Centre for Affordable Housing was established in the Department to work with local and state government, non-profit organisations and private companies to bring about better responses to housing affordability.
•The NSW Government announced a Reshaping Public Housing package of reforms to eligibility, length of tenure, rent levels and passing on water usage costs to tenants in public housing
The right to housing is recognised in a number of international human rights instruments. Article 25 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights recognises the right to housing as part of the right to an adequate standard of living. It states that:
“Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family, including food, clothing, housing and medical care and necessary social services, and the right to security in the event of unemployment, sickness, disability, widowhood, old age or other lack of livelihood in circumstances beyond his control”
Article 11(1) of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR) also guarantees the right to housing as part of the right to an adequate standard of living.
In international human rights law the right to housing is regarded as a freestanding right. This was clarified in the 1991 General Comment no 4 on Adequate Housing by the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. The general comment provides an authoritative interpretation of the right to housing in legal terms under international law.
The Yogyakarta Principles on the application of international human rights law in relation to sexual orientation and gender identity affirm that “everyone has the right to adequate housing, including protection from eviction, without discrimination and that States shall a) take all necessary legislative, administrative and other measures to ensure security of tenure and acsess to affordable, habitable, accessible, culturally appropriate and safe housing, including shelters and other emergency accommodation, without discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity or material or family status; b) take all necessary legislative, administrative and other measures to prohibit the execution of evictions that are not in conformity with their international human rights obligations, and ensure that adequate and effective legal or other appropriate remedies areavailable to any person claiming that a right to protection against forced evictions has been violated or is under threat of violation, including the right to resettlement, which includes the right to alternative land of better or equal quality and to adequate housing, without discrimination.”
According to the WHO, each human being requires a bare minimum of 20 litres of fresh water per day
for basic hygiene; this equals 7.3 cubic metres (about 255 ft3) per person, per year.
Based on the availability, access and development of water supplies, the specific usage figures
vary widely from country to country, with developed nations having existing systems to treat water for
human consumption, and deliver it to every home ie ***365 x 20 = 7330L of water***
Division 2.2 Verification, reverification and in-service inspection
?? Do the below links actually comply with the above???
Housing NSW manages over 146,000 properties worth around $28 billion – the
largest and most complex asset base of any housing authority in Australia.
Type of social housing Properties (as at June 2007)
Public housing 126,325
Community housing 15,624
Aboriginal housing properties 4,321
*(so you can do the maths add your current water charge into an equation to se how much p/a they make from their charges /guestimations)
The smoke alarm gets checked again
water vid expln
- Apartments Around the World: Renting in Sydney, Australia (rent.com)
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- Which Corporations Did What in Contravention to Geneva Conventions (peterbdunn.wordpress.com)
- NSW govt cuts hit housing figures- oppn (bigpondnews.com)
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