Join Marrickville’s Affordable Housing Committee

16 April 2013
This is a reminder that Expressions of Interest to join Marrickville Council’s new Affordable Housing Committee close tomorrow. Download the Expression of Interest Form from the Council website at
We’re keen to hit the ground running with our first meeting to be held next Tuesday 23 April at 5pm, Petersham.

As the Co-Chair of the Affordable Housing Committee I’m hoping we can build a dynamic committee with energy and ideas to tackle some of the complex housing issues we have in Marrickville.

There’s some great projects that Marrickville Council already has underway, which include creating new affordable housing on Council owned land, working in partnership with local services to better support vulnerable boarding house residents, and advocating for stronger planning powers so Council can ensure there is real affordable housing in new developments.

However there is much more to do. Please pass on the EOI to your networks and local contacts you think are interested in working with Council on this important issue.

If you are interested in the issue and want to pass on your feedback or ideas please also email me direct. You can also read more about the Greens work on Affordable Housing on the web, see for example recent posts:

Clr Sylvie Ellsmore (Grns) | Wali (North) Ward
Marrickville Council
2-14 Fisher Street Petersham NSW 2049
P: 0403 977 213 | E:

Expressions of interest for the Affordable Housing Committee

Marrickville Council has recently agreed to establish an Affordable Housing Committee and we are seeking 4-6 community members with a strong interest, knowledge and skills in Affordable Housing and a demonstrated interest and connection with the Marrickville LGA.

Nominations open on Wednesday 10 April 2013 and close on Wednesday 17 April 2013. Please note that the first meeting will take place at 5 pm, Tuesday 23 April.

Please see the draft Terms of Reference for the Committee (PDF) which outlines the selection criteria.

To apply fill out the nomination form (PDF).

Please note that the Affordable Housing Committee meetings are held bi monthly on the fourth Tuesday from 5pm. The first meeting is scheduled for Tuesday 23 April 2013.

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