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What's happening this month at City West Housing
New look - New Year
Welcome to our new look newsletter!

So hard to believe that we are only days away from Christmas and another New Year is around the corner!
 
We are all very excited about the year ahead, as well as new developments in the pipe line we will enhance our business with a new IT platform, allowing us greater business efficiency and improved interaction with all of our customers.
 
To kick this off, I delighted to welcome you to the first City West Housing e-newsletter, packed with lots of information, helpful hints and tips about CWH and your tenancy with us.  As always, should you have any suggestions please don’t hesitate to let us know.

Of course, if at any time you feel you would prefer not to receive our newsletter, simply click “unsubscribe” at the bottom of any email.  Without question, your privacy is of utmost importance to us and any information provided to us will not be traded, sold, rented leave or your contact information given to anyone without your prior consent.

I sincerely hope you enjoy this first edition and Ii take this opportunity to wish all of you and your families and safe and happy Christmas period and wonderful New Year.

 

Kind regards,


Janelle Goulding
CEO, City West Housing

IMPROVED SERVICES
Ultimo and Pyrmont communities

CWH is proud to be part of The Pyrmont Ultimo Network of Services (PUNS). The group works collaboratively to improve coordination of programs and services in the area.

Supporting 'locals growing local'
Over the past year, CWH has supported our tenants to develop a sustainable shared community gardens in the communal areas.
YOUR SAY
CWH Annual Tenant Survey
Thank you to all tenants that provided feedback to us in the annual survey. We are delighted with the response.
Uptown crickets program developing skills for life
The UPtown Crickets pilot program was designed for boys and girls from 8-16 years old. A fun, active program that emphasised maximum participation, basic motor and cricket skill development.

By taking part in the Uptown Crickets pilot program, children learnt the basics of cricket and developed a lot of other skills as well as new friendships in the community. Each week they played game based activities that kept them active, having fun and the opportunity to learn more about cricket.
ROUND UP
Stay connected
Green Square
Read conversations on the green, dogs at work and film and festival program.
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Building communities for the future needs of Sydney workers. CWH 2016 annual report is out now. 
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The team at CWH wish everyone a safe and happy Christmas. We will not be holding our annual Tenant Christmas party this year but we do hope to see you at one our events in the new year.
VOLUNTEER GARDEN WORKSHOPS - 2017 DATES
2 hour class.
9.30am-11.30am

Sat 14 Jan : end of summer planting

Sat 11 Feb  : pollinator habitats 

Sat 11 Mar : fruit tree management

Sat 8 April : ground floor expansion

Sat 13 May : ground floor expansion 2

Sat 10 June  : summary of sessions

O'Dea Street
Food Forest
2 hour class.
9am-11am

Sat 14 Jan : feeding, watering and planting

Wed 8 Feb : fruit tree planting and care

Wed 8 Mar : harvesting seeds and saving them

Wed 12 Apr : indigenous foods - seed sowing

Wed 10 May : indigenous foods - planting

Wed 14 June : summary of classes

John Street
Garden
2 hour class.
12.30pm-2.30pm

Sat Jan 14 : compost and worm farming refresher, discussion on plantings, building healthy soil

Sat Feb 11 : seed raising and propagation, watering basics

Sat Mar 11 : organic pest control, herbal teas and cordials

Sat Apr 8 : planning for the winter

Sat May 11 : seed saving basics

Sat June 10 : planning for spring, revision

CITY WEST HOUSING
2/56 Harris Street
Pyrmont NSW 2009
Phone: 02 8584 7500
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