Archive for July, 2019


From humble beginnings…the Aboriginal Housing Company is turning 46 today!

  • The Aboriginal Housing Company was founded due to the lack of appropriate and affordable housing for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.


  • The very first board meeting was held at the registered office at 57 Louis Street, Redfern on 25 July, 1973, the same day as the AHC’s Certificate of Incorporation of Public Company was issued by the Corporate Affairs Commission.


  • Redfern was the birthplace of the urban Aboriginal civil rights movement, and this saw the establishment of significant Aboriginal controlled organisations, including the AHC, along with the Aboriginal Medical Service (AMS), legal and childcare services


  • Now in 2019, construction on the “Pemulwuy Project” site is well underway.


Today we were also very excited and happy to see the installation of a large crane on Precinct 1!

  • The workers started early this morning and this afternoon the last piece of the crane was carefully manoeuvred into place. It was a great feeling after so many years of hard work to make the “Pemulwuy Project” become a reality.


  • In recognition of NAIDOC, the Aboriginal and the Torres Strait Islander flags are flying high on the top of the crane structure. NAIDOC 2019’s theme is voice, treaty, truth which truly reflects the AHC’s long term vision for the “Pemulwuy Project”.


  • Affordable housing for 62 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families are being built first on Precinct 1, followed by a gym, childcare and gallery. Precinct 2 will feature commercial and retail space, and Precinct 3 will feature student accommodation.


We are also celebrating another milestone – Uncle Micky’s 44 years at the AHC!

  • Uncle Micky has strived to create a sustainable, safe environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait people, and the surrounding community.


  • Uncle Micky’s tenacious drive and passion, has finally led to his wish for his people being fulfilled with the commencement of the “Pemulwuy Project” on the AHC’s land. We can’t speak about Uncle Micky, without saying “his moogleness” has contributed to the wonderful outcome we have today!


  • With Uncle Micky at the helm, the AHC is self-funded, independent, Aboriginal-controlled, and we are the developers for the “Pemulwuy Project”.  Today we recognise his faith, resilience and his thinking “outside-the-box”, and that with this anything can be achieved.  Uncle Micky has never lost sight that it is all about building a bright future for the next generation.