A new city is coming, a city that will not only be a source of new jobs and a place for people to live but a city with its own identity.
It is a city of people who are not only people of colour but people who have been refugees in the past.
Urban Ring Project (URP) is an organisation that is working with the government of Australia to create a city in the midst of a migrant crisis.
URP is a non-profit organisation, with its purpose is to help build a new Australia for the 21st century, where all are welcome, not just those who have suffered trauma and are vulnerable.
URP is not just a group of architects, they are building a new Sydney for people of all backgrounds.
Urban Ring Project is an example of the best of urban planning.
It aims to build a city for people in Sydney’s outer suburbs who are homeless, people with mental health issues, young people with learning difficulties, Aboriginal people, people living in regional areas, and those living in overcrowded and unsafe housing.
Urban ring project has built a city to be a safe, caring, safe, secure, safe place to live.
It is an amazing project that has been built to make Sydney a better place for everyone.
The project is also an example, through the Urban Ring Program, of how the city can become a safe and secure community for people.
What are the projects and initiatives you are working on?
The Urban Ring project was started by the Australian Council of Social Services (ACOSS) in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
Our Urban Ring program is a partnership between ACOSS, the National Health Service (NHS), the NSW Department of Health (DOH), and other local authorities and partners to address the needs of the city’s population.
UTP has partnered with the NSW Government, the Sydney City Council, and the Sydney Planning Commission to create an urban ring around the CBD, and it is also partnering with the community to create spaces that will help address the growing homeless population.
Urban rings are temporary buildings that provide temporary accommodation for people with a range of needs and are designed to provide permanent accommodation.
I have been a refugee for almost 25 years.
What is the impact of the pandemic?
In the summer of 2019, the Australian Federal Police (AFP) arrested my family, who were living in a caravan on the outskirts of Sydney, and charged them with importing a large quantity of prescription medicines, which was a violation of the Immigration Act.
My wife and I were charged with the importation of a controlled substance, a crime that is punishable by up to two years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000.
After a year and a half of detention, I was released on bail.
In September 2019, I moved to Australia from Afghanistan.
As a refugee, I have had to work hard to be able to survive in Australia.
However, when I arrived in Australia, the Immigration Department gave me a temporary visa and told me I could come and live in Australia as long as I paid the $30,000 fine.
When I arrived, my husband and I applied for a visa to live in the city of Sydney.
Under the Immigration Rules, if you are charged with an offence under the Immigration and Nationality Act you must pay the fine.
I did not.
I was given a temporary permit and told to leave Australia within three months.
Two months later, I received a letter from the Australian Border Force (ABF) telling me that I was being detained at the Nauru detention centre in Papua New Guinea.
I knew that I had been arrested, and I had to get to Australia.
I was taken to the detention centre and there was a large amount of drugs in my possession.
I had no money to pay for a lawyer and my only contact with anyone outside of my family and friends was through social media.
During the next several weeks, I lived with my family in Nauruan facilities.
During the time I was in Norong, I spent a lot of time alone in a small area.
My husband and me were the only people who had access to any internet.
I spent most of the time in the small area and could not communicate with anyone.
In the weeks that followed, I felt very isolated and insecure.
I felt like I was living in the back of a van.
My family and I started calling for help and contacting our local community organisations.
On June 30, 2020, I attended the first of my court appearances in the ACT Supreme Court in Darwin.
At the end of the hearing, I had a lot to say.
From the moment I entered the courtroom, the judges in Darwin made me feel like a criminal.
I told them I had committed no crime