The IAF Northwest is a regional network of broad-based community alliances in Washington, Oregon, Montana, Canada, New Zealand and Australia. Each alliance builds individual civic leadership, strengthens its member organizations, and serves as a vehicle for these members to act in the public arena with sufficient power for the common good.

The Alliances create opportunities for people to connect and act powerfully and creatively as leaders – to bring about practical solutions to the challenges facing their families and communities.

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Extension of Planning Law Opens Way To Greater Affordability

The Sydney Alliance of community organisations has welcomed the extension of an important planning law to all NSW councils – opening the way to building more affordable units in new developments across the state.

The Alliance of over 40 not-for-profit organisations says the extension of State Environmental Planning Policy No. 70 (SEPP 70) to all Local Government Areas, announced this week by Planning Minister Anthony Roberts MP, is an important step towards improving rental affordability.

The Alliance had long campaigned for the law to be extended to all councils.

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MACG Year in Review

Developing and supporting leaders is the key work of MACG.  It puts us solidly in the middle of the grassroots effort to strengthen Democracy that’s moved across the country in the past months.  

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2018 Full of Leadership for the Common Good

As the year comes to a close, Sound Alliance is celebrating our accomplishments and getting ready for the new year.

In 2018, we executed on our mission, developing everyday leaders to work together towards the common good:

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