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REDWatch is a community group which covers the Sydney suburbs of Redfern Eveleigh Darlington and Waterloo. These suburbs make up what the NSW Government generally refers to as Redfern - Waterloo. The area has been subject to various NSW Government interventions since the early 2000's and had its own Government Minister from 2004 to 2011. Interventions have included removing planning responsibilities from City of Sydney Council and having place specific interventions on human services, infrastructure and employment. This history is captured on this website. Currently the focus is on UrbanGrowth's Central to Eveleigh and the proposed redevelopment of the Waterloo Public Housing Estate. Below is the latest news from REDWatch about our area and its issues.

Clover Moore Meeting with the concerned residents at Waterloo

The item below appeared in Clover Moore's eNews 875 on 14 September 2018 and reports on a meeting held between councillors and Waterloo tenants on 12 September 2018.

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Study Session Introduction

Each of the four technical baseline study sessions held for the Waterloo Estate Master Plan by Communities Plus was preceded by this common introduction.

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Heritage Arts and Culture

Presentation for Session 4: Thursday 6 September, 9am - 12pm - Heritage; Arts & Culture. This was one of four technical baseline study sessions held for the Waterloo Estate Master Plan by Communities Plus. A common introduction to each session was [provided and this is listed separately.

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Traffic & Transport; Noise and Air Polution; Sustainability

Presentation for Session 3: Monday 3 September, 10am - 2pm -Traffic & Transport; Noise & Air Pollution; Sustainability. This was one of four technical baseline study sessions held for the Waterloo Estate Master Plan by Communities Plus. A common introduction to each session was [provided and this is listed separately.

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Housing Diversity and Affordability; Social Sustainability

Presentation for Study Session 1: Wednesday 29 August, 1pm - 4.30pm - Housing Diversity; Social Sustainability. This was one of four technical baseline study sessions held for the Waterloo Estate Master Plan by Communities Plus. A common introduction to each session was [provided and this is listed separately.

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Urban Forrest and Open Space

Presentation for Session 2: Friday 31 August, 10am - 12.30pm - Urban Forest; Open Space. This was one of four technical baseline study sessions held for the Waterloo Estate Master Plan by Communities Plus. A common introduction to each session was [provided and this is listed separately.

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Waterloo Baseline Study Summaries

In the lead up to the study sessions LAHC released some brief summaries of the baseline technical studies. This is the document titled "Waterloo State Significant Precinct Baseline Investigations - Key Study Summaries July2018"

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Baseline Study Sessions

LAHC held sessions on nine key baseline technical studies between Wednesday 29 August 2018 and Saturday 8th of September. Two or three studies were covered in the first four sessions with the last one a drop in. Here are the presentations made at the four sessions. The sessions were: • Session 1: Wednesday 29 August, 1pm - 4.30pm - Housing Diversity; Social Sustainability; • Session 2: Friday 31 August, 10am - 12.30pm - Urban Forest; Open Space; • Session 3: Monday 3 September, 10am - 2pm -Traffic & Transport; Noise & Air Pollution; Sustainability; • Session 4: Thursday 6 September, 9am - 12pm - Heritage; Arts & Culture; • Session 5: Saturday 8 September, 10am - 1pm - Drop-In covering all of the above baseline studies.

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Waterloo Baseline Study Summaries Released

On 21 August 2018, Land and Housing Corporation (LAHC) released the "Waterloo State Significant Precinct Baseline Investigations - Key Study Summaries July 2018". The document was released via the registration process for a series of study sessions on the baseline studies running between 29 August and 8 September 2018. As the studies have not been made publically available by LAHC, REDWatch is making these studies publically available on the REDWatch website. Registration for the five study sessions can be made at www.eventbrite.com.au/o/communities-plus-17612744184

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Mayoral Minute on Redevelopment of Waterloo Precinct - 13 August 2018

Tej minute below was moved by Lord mayor Clover Moore at the City of Sydney Council meeting on 13 August 2018, raising her concerns about the Waterloo options.

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Waterloo Redevelopment Masterplan Whiteboard Animation

We are proud to launch the Waterloo Redevelopment Masterplan Process Whiteboard Animation project developed by Inner Sydney Voice and Counterpoint Community Services in conjunction with the Waterloo Neighbourhood Advisory Board Waterloo Redevelopment Group. This project was funded by the Law & Justice Foundation NSW. The aim of the whiteboard animation project is to provide independent information to the whole of the Waterloo community and key stakeholders on the Waterloo masterplan process, and to encourage the community to have its voice heard as part of the process through an engaging, original and innovative medium. We strongly encourage you to share this video with your neighbours, colleagues, friends and families. Please share on your social media and organisation websites where possible. Our aim is to reach as many people are possible who may not know how the masterplan process works, who have not been involved in the masterplan conversations to date, or who find it confusing. We hope this video helps to put together the complicated pieces of the planning puzzle and simplify the process. Capturing the Waterloo story so far and what the next steps are in a three and a half minute video was no mean feat! Over the coming weeks and months we will be screening the video at local meetings and forums. We also encourage other organisations and community groups to have screenings at their meetings or upcoming events.

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Metro Quarter feedback report

On August 1 2018 UrbanGrowth Development Corp (UGDC) released its Engagement Report on what was heard in its three-week informal exhibition on the new Metro station and the buildings above it.

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Elizabeth Street Redfern “Build to Rent”

On 2 August 2018 REDWatch held a forum on the Elizabeth Street Build to Rent model. As we explained in our email update LAHC got itself a bit tangled up and organising the meeting was a bit like an episode of Utopia. In spite if this we had a useful session unpacking this model which has some major attractions as part of the Communities Plus program - mainly that it does not sell off public housing lands.

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Waterloo Options released - REDWatch

Below are the links to the options papers released on 2 August and some comments made initially by REDWatch.

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Waterloo Estate Options

On 2nd August Land and Housing Corporation released the outline of the three options for the redevelopment of the Waterloo public housing estate that they propose to discuss with the Waterloo community in September and October 2018. Here is some information about the announcement and the options options.

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July 2018 Metro Waterloo Update

This leaflet was distributed by Sydney Metro City and Southwest on 29 June 2018 and it sets out the work expected on the site for the coming months

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REDWatch Open Mike - 5 July 6pm

This ‘open mic’ networking event aims to bring together local residents, community groups, and agencies. We want to have a conversation about your own or your groups views, plans, fears, reflections and aspirations for the year ahead.

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Hans Bos at Irene Doutney's Memorial

We had a beautiful memorial for Irene, many friends came and spoke beautiful things about her, here is Hans Bos' contribution.

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Community Memorial for Irene Doutney - Video

Below are the links to the formal presentations made at the Community Memorial for Irene Doutney on 29 June 2018.

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Irene Doutney Memorial Program, Obituary and Key Speaches for 29 June 2018

This is the program for the Memorial on 29 June 2018. It also includes an obituary and some key speeches by Irene.

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City of Sydney and Waterloo Metro Quarter Meetings

Questions on Notice from Councillor Phelps with response from Lord Mayor Clover Moore at Council Meeting on 25 June 2018

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Vale Irene Doutney - Minute by the Lord Mayor

At City of Sydney Council meeting on 25 June 2018, the Lord Mayor, Clover Moore, presented the following Mayoral Minute in recognition of Irene Doutney.

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Remembering Irene Doutney Community Memorial - 2pm 29 June 2018

This is a community event to remember Irene Doutney who recently passed away. This is a community event involves Irene's family, friends and colleagues. It is supported by The City of Sydney (of which she was an ex Deputy Lord Mayor), The NSW Greens (of which she was an elected member), Counterpoint Community Services (of which she was a volunteer and long term Management Committee Member) and REDWatch (of which she was a Co-ord Group member 2007-2015) and the Redfern NAB (of which she was a NAB Rep). A 78er, Irene participated in the first Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras and was a long-time advocate for LGBTIQ rights. Irene had many involvements through her life and everyone is welcome to celebrate the contribution of this amazing woman.

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