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Taking Control of Gentrification in South Sydney

25 August 2022
6.30pm – 9.00pm AEST
Botany Town Hall, 1423 Botany Road, Botany, NSW 2019
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This year’s Nancy Hillier Memorial Lecture will draw upon the example of South Sydney to explore how communities can address the challenges raised by increasing housing costs and outside investment in previously underserved areas. It will bring together experts from the worlds of government, policy, academia, and activism, as befits Nancy Hillier’s legacy of social and environmental activism on behalf of the communities

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Ron Hoenig, NSW M.P.

Ron Hoenig, NSW M.P. was the Mayor of Botany for over thee decades. He will speak about his experiences guiding Botany through periods of substantial change during this time

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Dr Jemima Mowbray

Dr Jemima Mowbray is a Policy and Advocacy Manager with the Tenants' Union of NSW, and will speak of the pressures that increased gentrification have placed on renters and other tenuously housed peoples in South Sydney, as well as efforts to ensure Sydneysiders’ security in housing.

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UTS Professor Alan Morris

UTS Professor Alan Morris is the author of the book “Gentrification and Displacement: The Forced Relocation of Public Housing Tenants in Inner Sydney.” He will speak to broader patterns and impacts of gentrification in Sydney generally, and will specifically speak to how social housing tenants worked to resist state-led gentrification of the historically working class Miller’s Point neighborhood, and what lessons we can learn from their efforts.