New Going Home Staying Home funding model
27 November 2013
Minister for Family and Community Services Pru Goward today announced a new needs-based funding model as part of the NSW Government’s commitment to addressing and reducing homelessness. Tenders for the provision of specialist homelessness services open on Wednesday 27 November 2013 and close on Tuesday 28 January 2014. For more information see the Minister’s media release (PDF), or visit the Going Home Staying Home web pages.
Latest Rent and Sales Report
11 November 2013
The Rent and Sales Report is the sole authoritative source of data on NSW rent movements. Please see the latest Rent and Sales Report - Issue 105 for further information.
Paying rent at Service NSW Centres
4 November 2013
Public housing tenants now have the option of paying their rent and other accounts at a Service NSW Centre. Service NSW is a state government initiative to provide clients with a one-stop-shop to a range of government services. Tenants should present their Housing NSW payment card and nominate the amount they wish to pay. Read full range of payment options.
Waiting list transparency drives results
30 September 2013
Minister for Family and Community Services Pru Goward today announced that applicants for social housing are accessing information about the social housing waiting list in huge numbers. Please see the media release (PDF, 86KB) for more information.
Annual Rent Review of Public Housing
9 September 2013
Minister for Family and Community Services, Pru Goward has announced the Government is acting to improve the sustainability and fairness of the public housing system by removing anomalies in rent calculations, as part of Housing NSW’s annual market rent review. For more information please see the media release (PDF, 96KB) and the fact sheet (PDF, 491KB).
Bringing the Department closer to communities
9 September 2013
The Department of Family and Community Services has taken a major step towards improving its service delivery networks across NSW, to better place individuals, families and local communities at the centre of everything that we do. Please see FACS website for more information.
Going Home Staying Home Contracting Approach
6 September 2013
The Going Home Staying Home Reform Plan contains a commitment to develop a new contracting approach for 2014 and beyond. Minister Goward has now released the new contracting approach to specialist homelessness services. To learn more, please see the contracting approach page for more information.
Swimming pool registration
2 September 2013
To avoid a minimum fine of $220.00, you must register your swimming pool with your local council by 29 October 2013. You can register online at www.swimmingpoolregister.nsw.gov.au.
To report suspected child abuse or neglect, call the Child Protection Helpline on 132 111 (24 hours/7 days)