Birribee commenced operations in Western Sydney in September 2020 with 4 properties under management.
- We are an Aboriginal Community Controlled housing provider wholly owned by the NSW Aboriginal Land Council.
- Our Board Directors are: Michelle Craig (Chair), Barry Mann, Matthew Clarke, Michael Gannon, Duane Keighran, Sally Kubiak, Craig Cromelin, Wendy Morgan, Mike Allen.
- In December 2020 we were part of the successful consortium selected to develop a renewal program for the Tolland Estate in Wagga Wagga
- In May 2021 we were awarded $3.55m under the Aboriginal Community Housing Investment Fund to undertake repairs on Land Council properties in Moree.
- In June 2021, Birribee was the first Aboriginal CHP approved as a Housing Pathways provider with direct access to the NSW social housing access and intake system.
- In July 2021, a further 123 properties in Western Sydney were transferred to Birribee.
- In August 2022, we started to manage a further 246 properties across Wagga Wagga, Orange and Bathurst. This makes Birribee the largest recipient of properties under the AHO's Management Transfer Program.
- In June 2023 Birribee received funding from the NSW Government to establish an Aboriginal homelessness service in Western Sydney. We are currently co-designing this service. Operations are expected to commence in early 2024.
- In June 2023 Birribee also received Closing the Gap funding to develop an Intensive Support Service for tenants. We are currently recruiting staff to undertake this work.
- Birribee is also working with Stockland, Link Wentworth and City West Housing on a proposal for the Waterloo Precinct Renewal Project.
Birribee Housing knows that safe, secure, and culturally appropriate housing is essential for Aboriginal people to practice self-determination and meet their social, cultural and economic needs.
Our approach to housing services is framed by our principles.
- Ground our work in community
- Focus on client well-being, be client-directed and take a strengths-based approach.
- Deliver culturally appropriate services
- Support Aboriginal economic independence
You can expect us to:
- Be easy to contact
- Treat you with courtesy and respect
- Listen to you carefully
- Deal with matters promptly