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3 August 2021


Staff Update

It is with great regret that we announce that Mirjana Kreiselmaier is leaving CENSW. Her last day  will  be Tuesday 10 August. Mirjana has been with CENSW for 10 years and during this time has provided exceptional service and leadership to the Co-operative Housing sector often going above and beyond the call of duty.      

Mirjana has built strong connections and relationships with many of you and we are sure you will join us in wishing her all the best. Her passion, commitment and experience for all things Co-op Housing will be missed.

We also thank her for her immense contribution to the ongoing development of CENSW and the Co-op Housing sector. 

Corine Addison will take over interim management of the Co-op Development Team until we recruit for Mirjana’s replacement.

Regional Meetings - Reminder

Central – Thursday 5 August 2021 – 6.00pm – 8.00pm – Via Zoom
All Regions – Tuesday 17 August 2021 – 6.00pm – 8.00pm – Via Zoom
Tamil & Hindu’s – Wednesday 18 August 2021 – 10.00am – 12.30pm – Via Zoom
Albury – Thursday 19 August 2021 – 1.30pm – 3.00pm – Via Zoom
Northern – Friday 20 August 2021 – 12.00 – 2.00pm – Via Zoom
Western - Wednesday 25 August - 6.30pm - 8.30pm - Via Zoom

Zoom links will be provided before the meetings.

Please RSVP to or call 02 9356 9200

Tenant Satisfaction Survey

The Tenant Satisfaction survey and cover letter will be mailed out to all primary tenants on the 9 August 2021. Tenants will have six weeks to complete the survey and it will close on the 17 September 2021.

Tenants can complete and return the survey through the paper / hard copy or via the online link provided in the letter.

We value your feedback and encourage everyone to complete the survey. 

CENSW is offering four $100 Coles/Myer gift vouchers for tenants who complete this year’s survey. Tenants will automatically be entered into the prize draw when they submit either a paper or online response with their Unique IDs.

CENSW Newsletter

We are looking for members to form an Editorial Board for our biannual Newsletter. The Editorial Board will help guide the content and themes of each issue. If you would like more information please contact or call 02 9356 9223.

Our latest Winter July 2021 edition can be viewed here.

Manuela’s vaccination story

Manuela from Sedgwick Co-op had her first COVID-19 vaccine on the 3rd July 2021 – International Day of Co-operatives! What a great way to celebrate the day and to show the Co-operative Values in action. She kindly allowed us to share her story with everyone, hoping to inspire and motivate others in these difficult times.

“Since vaccination began, I started to see light on the horizon. I said to myself ‘If I care and had not been carried away about covid vaccine misinformation, I could easily have adopted to new normal lifestyle.’… We can manage challenging situations…through cooperation and involvement….”

               Manual giving the thumbs up!

(Images: courtesy Manuela)

COVID-19 Update

Lock down extension & disaster payments

Stay at home orders extended until 28 August 2021. For current information visit


(Image: NSW Health website)

Disaster Payments

There have been changes to the COVID-19 Disaster Payments in NSW. To find out more and check if you are eligible visit the Service NSW website.

Daily press conference to be translated into Arabic and Vietnamese

A pilot program to have daily COVID-19 public health messages interpreted live has been announced. This is a partnership between the NSW Government and SBS and will be available in Arabic and Vietnamese. The daily press conferences will be streamed live on SBS Arabic24 and
SBS Vietnamese Facebook pages as well as SBS Radio.
For other translated information on COVID-19 in NSW see here:

THIS WAY UP – NSW Multicultural Health Communication Service

For free online tools and information to help you cope with calming your emotions, ways to express yourself and tackling your problems click here.


(Image: This Way Up website)

1 - 7 August 2021 - Homelessness Week
Women's Housing Company video - view here
Homelessness Australia -Homelessness Week information here

9 – 13 August 2021 - Not-For-Profit Finance Week

A range of FREE webinars are being held by the Institute of Community Directors Australia, for more information and  to register click here.


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COMMON EQUITY CONTACT DETAILS -        Office: 02 9356 9200    Free call: 1800 066 834

Team Email Address
Co-op Development Team
Maintenance Team
Staff Role Contact
Nick Sabel CEO 02 9356 9200
Stephen Wardrop Property Manager 02 9356 9220
Joanna Wong Finance Manager 02 9356 9221
Dianne Sakr EA to CEO/Office Manager 02 9356 9212
Prema Menon Senior Projects Manager 02 9356 9224
Mirjana Kreiselmaier Co-op Development Manager 02 9356 9210
Corine Addison Operations Manager 02 9356 9288
Maintenance Out of Hours Emergency   0432 664 486
We acknowledge the traditional Aboriginal owners of the country throughout Australia and pay our respects to them, their culture and their Elders past, present and future.
The information contained in this article is provided for your personal information only. It is not meant to be professional advice, nor should it be used as a substitute for such advice. You should seek professional advice for your specific circumstances before relying on any information herein.
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