Archive for February, 2013

V-DAY: Preventing Violence against Women

On the 14th of February AHC staff members attended a V-Day event at the National Centre of Indigenous Excellence aimed at raising global awareness to prevent violence against women and girls.

A one day event, “One Billion Rising”, was held around the world, it called for one billion women to join together to dance in a show of collective strength. “One Billion” refers to statistics (from a United Nations campaign) that states that one-in-three women will be beaten or raped during their lifetime.

Mudgin-gal Aboriginal Corporation Women’s Centre hosted the event. We thank them and organiser Dixie-Link Gordon for bringing the community together for a fun day of dancing and music for this important cause.

The Pemulwuy Project

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New South Wales Premier Barry O’Farrell’s visit to the Aboriginal Housing Company in Redfern marks another milestone in the redevelopment of ‘The Block’.

The Pemulwuy redevelopment project has now been approved by the Department of Planning and Infrastructure!

Mr O’Farrell said that “This approval will allow for the creation of a vibrant new housing, community and cultural project close to transport and the University of Sydney. This part of the city has been crying out for renewal for many years and it is fantastic this long-running issue has now been resolved”.

The exciting new changes that will be implemented with the project include a 42-unit student housing complex, 62 affordable houses, a gym, a child care centre, a community gallery, shops and a 115-space underground car park.

What do you think about the recent growth in this tremendous undertaking? Leave us your comment!

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