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Get involved

Our Community, Place and Partnerships team offers a range of consultation and customer engagement activities that:

  • help build economic independence

  • provide education and training opportunities

  • improve health and wellbeing

  • offer community connection

Find out what’s on near you

Local Tenant Groups

Our local tenant groups are one of the main ways our residents can get involved, plan activities, learn more about SGCH and give feedback and suggestions on ways we can improve our services. These provide you with an opportunity to regularly meet with other people in your community. The role of our local tenant groups is to:

  • facilitate community connection and membership
  • contribute experience and develop new skills
  • plan local activities
  • review and provide feedback on SGCH policies and initiatives

To register your interest, email GetInvolved@sgch.com.au

Frequently Asked Questions
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Tenant Coordination Panel

Tenant Coordination Panel

The SGCH Tenant Coordination Panel is a group of up to 10 tenants from across our regions. These tenants are either part of a local tenant group, or from a cultural group (eg the Chinese Group). The Tenant Coordination Panel connects tenants with the SGCH management team and other tenant groups.

The panel meets at least four times a year and is guided by Terms of Reference.

Members of the local tenant groups or Tenant Coordination Panel do not receive any special advantages and follow the same policies and procedures as other residents.

Tenant events and activities

Each week, SGCH offers a range of activities and events in different locations for our customers. These programs focus on the three areas;

  • training and education
  • health and wellbeing
  • social connection

Activities include art classes, exercise programs, gardening clubs and language groups. To find out what’s on in your area check out our events calendar.

Community Rooms

SGCH also have a number of community rooms available for tenants to use. 

Find a community room

9B Washington ave Riverwood
38 Humphreys Lane Hurstville
9A Washington Ave Garden Room
438 Illawarra Road Marrickville
4 Wall St Bonnyrigg
61-63 Smart St Fairfield
15-25 Burns Road Leumeah
80 Penrose Street & 21 Lihon Street, Lane Cove
101-103 Victoria Rd Gladesville
Lvl 3 community room, 11 Gibbons Street, Redfern
Greenway Wellbeing Centre Meeting Room
Ground Floor, Block A Ennis Road, Milsons Point
45 Amherst Street, Cammeray
15-17 Barton Road, Artarmon

 

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Community Gardens

SGCH have more than 22 community gardens on offer for tenants to enjoy.

We also run community garden workshops facilitated in partnership with Community Greening and these provide an opportunity for residents to get outside and socialise with their neighbours, allowing for reconnection and building further connection.
Gardening has proven benefits to wellbeing through physical activity, connection to community and shared space, and access to fresh produce.

Find a workshop

 

Local Tenant Group FAQS

Our local tenant groups are one of the main ways our residents can get involved, plan activities, learn more about SGCH and give us feedback and suggestions on ways we can improve our services. These provide you with an opportunity to regularly meet with other people in your community.

What are local tenant groups for?

The role of our local tenant groups is to:

  • facilitate community connection and membership
  • contribute experience and develop new skills
  • plan local activities
  • review and provide feedback on SGCH policies and initiatives

Who can join?

The groups are open to all SGCH residents. You can join any time during the year – just contact us at GetInvolved@sgch.com.au or on 1800 573 370.

Where do you have local tenant groups?

There are currently local tenant groups running in a number of areas. Groups can be based on geography, culture or common interests. If there isn’t one in your area, we can help you set one up.

The current local groups are:

  • Campbelltown
  • Liverpool
  • Fairfield
  • Riverwood
  • Lane Cove
  • Artarmon
  • Gladesville
  • Cammeray
  • Chinese Tenants’ Group
  • Vietnamese Tenants’ Group
  • Lao Tenants’ Group
  • Arabic Tenants’ Group
  • Assyrian Tenants’ Group
  • Bonnyrigg Youth Council

How often do they meet?

Local tenant groups can meet as many times as they want. Each group has Terms of Reference which outline the purpose of the group, any voting processes, how the meetings will run and the terms of membership of the group.

Who runs the meetings?

The meetings are run by tenants, for tenants. SGCH staff are also available to support the groups. We can help with administrative tasks, such as mailouts or promoting the group.

How is SGCH involved?

SGCH’s Community, Place and Partnerships Team supports the local tenant groups and will ensure that there is good communication between all parties. They will also ensure inclusiveness, and that the Terms are followed so that everyone gets their say.

Groups can invite SGCH staff to meetings to help improve their local communities. Groups are affiliated with the Tenant Coordination Panel (see below) and group members can become an elected representative on the panel.

How do I start or join a group?

 

If you would like to discuss setting up or joining a local tenant group in your area, please contact one of our Community Liaison Coordinators on 1800 573 370 or at GetInvolved@sgch.com.au