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Please Help Us Plan for the Future – We Need Your Feedback

A consultation was held on Strategic Planning as part of the AGM on 28 November 2015.  All Co-operatives received a ‘Planning our Future’ Information Kit from CENSW about our 2016 strategic planning agenda ahead of the AGM. This information is also available in the Member Only section, under AGM 2015. A feedback link has been…

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Annual Report 2015

The new look Annual Report for 2015 is now out. This year’s issue features Emoh Ruo and Ningana Co-operatives as well as highlights of CENSW achievements and future goals for advancing our understanding of tenant and community needs. To read the Annual Report please click here

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Newsletter – October 2015

The October issue of the newsletter is now available. This issue looks at how Co-operatives work within their local communities. We have also profiled Common Equity’s newest member Co-operative, Sedgwick Housing Co-operative. To read the Newsletter please click here

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BCCM Broadcast: Get Mutual is now live!

Today, the Business Council of Co-operatives and Mutuals (BCCM) is proud to launch Get Mutual, a new online resource on setting up and running co-operatives. “At last, groups and individuals have a one-stop shop for free information on forming a co-operative,” said Melina Morrison, CEO of the BCCM. “Demonstrating co-operation amongst co-operatives, this resource has been made possible…

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Tenant Survey

It’s tenant survey time and Co-operatives and tenants will soon receive a survey form if you have not already received one. The feedback we receive from you is important and helps us to continue to provide an excellent housing service and refine and improve the services we offer our co-operatives. Thank you for taking the…

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Newsletter – July 2015

Our quarterly newsletter covers topics such as Sector support, detailing the work Common Equity NSW is doing for the Co-operative Housing Sector, as well an update on the results of the “Meeting the Needs of Tenants & Communities’ survey. In this edition of the newsletter we profile Kapit Bahayan Housing Co-operative which is celebrating its…

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Architects of Change for Social Housing

Wednesday, 8 July 2015  – Media Release by Brad Hazzard, Minister for Family and Community Services, Minister for Social Housing An inaugural advisory committee to help tackle one of the biggest challenges in NSW – reform of the social housing system – has been established by the Minister for Social Housing, Brad Hazzard. Mr Hazzard announced the six…

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Newsletter – April 2015

Our quarterly newsletter covers topics such as Sector support; detailing the work Common Equity NSW is doing for the Co-operative Housing Sector. In this edition of the newsletter we profile Care-n-Co Co-operative. We also feature a section on People Power at Common Equity, with the recipients of the John Mant Scholarship, also welcoming three new…

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John Mant Scholarship Programme

Common Equity ‘People Power’ has been a strong theme for the start of 2015. The Board has initiated a new programme, called the John Mant Scholarship Programme.  Named after the long time Board member, lawyer, town planner and author of the Mant Report- Commission of Inquiry into the Housing Department. The aim of the scholarship…

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