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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.

REDWatch Submission on Large Erecting Shop (LES)

This is a copy of the REDWatch LES submission of 24 November 2022. Given that the site has not yet been transferred to Mirvac and there are a number of NSW Government players involved and their decisions will impact the final site outcome, REDWatch have raised a number of these issues in its submission. Some of which will be outside the direct scope of the rezoning but will impact upon the final outcome for the LES redevelopment and on what should be acceptable additional floor space within the LES.

REDWatch Submission on Large Erecting Shop (LES) - Read More…

Large Erecting Shop rezoning proposal Exhibition until 24 Nov 2022

Large Erecting Shop rezoning proposal Exhibition until 24 Nov 2022

The Department of Planning and Environment have a rezoning proposal for the Large Erecting Shop (LES) on exhibition now until 24 November. This exhibition is about changing the planning controls that apply to this site prior to what is proposed to be a State Significant Development Application (SSDA) that will deal with the detailed design. REDWatch only learnt about this exhibition on 4 November evening and it was supposed to end 10th November. REDWatch has not had time to dig into all the documents. Below is a quick guide to the key issues REDWatch is aware of.

Large Erecting Shop rezoning proposal Exhibition until 24 Nov 2022 - Read More…

REDWatch comments on LES use by Mirvac

Mirvac held two two information sessions on the future of the Large Erecting Shop (LES) on 31 May and 1 June 2022 about their pre-planning for the redevelopment of the South Eveleigh Large Erecting Shop. Below is the background to this development prepared by REDWatch.

REDWatch comments on LES use by Mirvac - Read More…

City of Sydney Submission on Large Erecting Shop Rezoning Proposal

This is a copy of the City of Sydney's submission Large Erecting Shop Rezoning Proposal. This submission was posted prior to submissions closing on 24 November 2022 to encourage residents to consider the issues and to make an informed submission on the rezoning.

City of Sydney Submission on Large Erecting Shop Rezoning Proposal - Read More…

REDWatch Update on LES Exhibition until 24 November

REDWatch Update on LES Exhibition until 24 November

This update was provided in the REDWatch email update on 15 November 2022 to provide additional information about REDWatch's concerns over the Large Erecting Shop Exhibition.

REDWatch Update on LES Exhibition until 24 November - Read More…

Mirvac, Lendlease, Stockland, Frasers shortlisted for Waterloo South

Land and Housing Corporation (LAHC) has announced the short list of four developer consortiums to be considered to redevelop the Waterloo Public Housing Estate. These developers will now submit proposals for the redevelopment next year before the list is reduced to two bidders before a final decision late in 2023.

Mirvac, Lendlease, Stockland, Frasers shortlisted for Waterloo South - Read More…

Waterloo Planning Controls Finalised

The Department of Planning have approved the planning controls for Waterloo South following the rezoning exhibition. The details of the rezoning and approved controsl are in the post below. The approval was notified on November 10 2022.

Waterloo Planning Controls Finalised - Read More…

Eveleigh Link Bridge - North Eveleigh Bates Smart Page 324

Eveleigh Link Bridge - North Eveleigh Bates Smart Page 324

In the Urban Design Study there is the single page assessment of a pedestrian link bridge between North and South Eveleigh. The last sentence below says: (Detailed consideration is outside the project scope and does not have NSW Government funding). Interestingly in the Large Erecting Shop (LES) rezoning by TAHE / TfNSW / Mirvac where the bridge is suggested to land from the North Eveleigh documents there is no similar mention of the feasibility of the connecting bridge. In fact there is no mention at all of a possible connection.

Eveleigh Link Bridge - North Eveleigh Bates Smart Page 324 - Read More…

Lack of Bridge between North and South Eveleigh a major concern

One of the problems REDWatch has experienced in dealing with Transport for NSW (TfNSW) is that it wants to divide the precinct around Redfern North Eveleigh up and then refuse to talk about connectivity across the entire site. The Paint Shop Master Plan is another classic in that discussion. The reports say it is still feasible to have a connection between North and South Eveleigh.

Lack of Bridge between North and South Eveleigh a major concern - Read More…

Build a Pedestrian and Cycle Bridge

A connection between North Eveleigh and South Eveleigh was mooted by the RWA in 2006 and funds collected towards it but no bridge has eventuated. REDWatch tried to to get one of the two bridges the RWA wanted built into the new Redfern Station Southern Concourse. REDWatch with ARAG and FOE have also been pushing for a bridge connecting Carriageworks to South Eveleigh near the Large Erecting Shop. Even though TAHE are commercialising both sides of the line they have declined to provide a bridge reconnecting the two sides of the former Eveleigh Railway Workshops. THis section is about the Bridge.

Build a Pedestrian and Cycle Bridge - Read More…

RNE Place Design and Strategic Vision 2020-21

During August 2020 Transport for NSW undertook a Place Design Forum for Redfern North Eveleigh. This informed a Strategic Vision that was exhibited in April 2021 and informed the State Significant Applications. This section of the REDWatch website covers these activities.

RNE Place Design and Strategic Vision 2020-21 - Read More…

Potential Clothing Store and Park Charette Outcome

In October 2022 the Transport Asset Holding Entity (TAHE) and Transport for NSW held a Charette (Planning Workshop) with some local representatives and representatives from different parts of government. The Charette outcome is being used to inform developers of some of the possibilities for the park and the Clothing Store building during the Expressions of Interest process to find a developer. This is the report from the Charette. Further consultation will take place for planning the Park, The Clothing Store and the buildings proposed on the site,

Potential Clothing Store and Park Charette Outcome - Read More…

Media Release - Paint Shop Precinct - More Key Worker Housing for Redfern

Media Release - Paint Shop Precinct - More Key Worker Housing for Redfern

Minister Robert Stokes has announced that Expressions of Interest (EOI) have been called for the redevelopment of the Clothing Store sub-precinct of Redfern North Eveleigh. The redevelopment is to provide build to rent accommodation on a 99 year ground lease with Transport Asset Holding Entity (TAHE) retaining land ownership. The media release of 17 November 2022 is below.

Media Release - Paint Shop Precinct - More Key Worker Housing for Redfern - Read More…

Clothing Store Sub-Precinct Redevelopment

Transport Asset Holding Entity (TAHE) called for Expressions of Interest for the redevelopment of the Clothing Store Precinct on 17 November 2022. This section of the website deals with the redevelopment of this part of the Redfern North Eveleigh site.

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DPE Response to Waterloo Redevelopment Tenant-Only Subgroup letter

On 21 Septembers Waterloo Redevelopment Tenant-Only Subgroup sent a letter to the Planning Minister raising their concerns about how submissions were handled. This is the reply on behalf of the minister from the department of Planning and Environment of 17 October.

DPE Response to Waterloo Redevelopment Tenant-Only Subgroup letter - Read More…

Tenant-Only Subgroup letter to Minister about Waterloo (South) Exhibition

Waterloo Redevelopment Tenant-Only Subgroup of the Waterloo Neighbourhood Advisory Board has been vocal about their dissatisfaction with DPE's response to submissions of Waterloo South and has requested that their concerns be formally submitted to the Minister. This is the letter sent at their request.

Tenant-Only Subgroup letter to Minister about Waterloo (South) Exhibition - Read More…

Green light for Waterloo South Rezoning - Media Release

This media release from Anthony Roberts (Minister for Planning, Minister for Homes) and Natasha Maclaren-Jones (Minister for Families and Communities, Minister for Disability Services) was issued on 11 November 2022 to announce the finalisation of the planning controls for Waterloo South.

Green light for Waterloo South Rezoning - Media Release - Read More…

LAHC Briefing on "People and Place" framework for Waterloo

This presentation was given to REDWatch on 6 October 2022 by LAHC. The Presentation sets out the approach being taken by LAHC to community consultations about the "people" aspects of the Waterloo Estate redevelopment that LAHC want to provide to potential development partners including the CHP that will handle the social housing that will replace the existing DCJ Housing run public housing. The presentation a "deep dive" on the consultations four focus areas: Connecting with Country; Place Making; Human Services and Relocations and Support. The presentation also provides an expected time frame for the framework against the project procurement and relocations milestones.

LAHC Briefing on "People and Place" framework for Waterloo - Read More…

ALP 2022 State Conference Resolution on Public Housing

The resolution below was considered by NSW ALP Conference on Sunday 16 October 2022. The motion was strengthened by an amendment from the floor to remove the Words "in principle" from the motion so the final wording was that the motion was supported by the Conference.

ALP 2022 State Conference Resolution on Public Housing - Read More…

Examining LAHC’s claims about the social objectives of estate renewal

As LAHC moves to implementing its decision to redevelop the Waterloo Estate, the social objectives claimed for the redevelopment and what is needed to deliver them becomes a focus. In this paper Dr Alistair Sisson, an academic in the field examines LAHC’s claims about the social objectives of estate renewal.

Examining LAHC’s claims about the social objectives of estate renewal - Read More…

Shelter NSW submission on Paint Shop Proposal

This is the submission from Shelter NSW on the North Eveleigh Paint Shop Precinct Rezoning proposal. The submission proposes that there should be more social and affordable housing in the redevelopment and opposes the sell off of public lands.

Shelter NSW submission on Paint Shop Proposal - Read More…

Michael Mobbs Submission on Paint Shop Precinct dealing with climate issues

Is climate pollution from the NSW government’s proposed development on 10 hectares of public land near Sydney’s CBD creating an ‘urban coal mine”? On 5 April 2022, United Nations scientists told us we have 30 months left to stop polluting Earth if we’re to prevent or reduce the collapsing climate. From this August, we have 27 months left. Earth won’t wait for anyone. To honour Earth, respond to the U.N. timetable and for my own self-respect I’ve made a submission about the draft plan

Michael Mobbs Submission on Paint Shop Precinct dealing with climate issues - Read More…

No REDWatch Meeting on 1st September 2022

REDWatch had 3 public meetings in August and as a result there is no public meeting planned for September

No REDWatch Meeting on 1st September 2022 - Read More…

Council Public Meeting on Central Precinct – 5 September 2022 6-7 pm

Council is holding a public meeting on the just exhibited Central precinct so that TfNSW can present and the community can ask questions. A letter from Clover Moore says this meeting will inform Council’s response to the proposal.

Council Public Meeting on Central Precinct – 5 September 2022 6-7 pm - Read More…

Council Public Meeting Letter on Central Precinct – 5 September 2022

Council is holding a public meeting on the just exhibited Central precinct so that TfNSW can present and the community can ask questions. A letter from Clover Moore says this meeting will inform Council’s response to the proposal. The meeting will be held on Monday 5 September 2022, 6pm to 7pm at Lower Town Hall, Sydney Town Hall, 483 George Street, Sydney. To register City of Sydney’s website at whatson.sydney/central-meeting

Council Public Meeting Letter on Central Precinct – 5 September 2022 - Read More…

REDWatch Submission on Paint Shop Precinct

This is a copy of the REDWatch submission on the Redfern North Eveleigh Paint Shop Precinct rezoning proposal. REDWatch supports a diverse community with diverse interests and views. REDWatch welcomes the level of community engagement with this proposal and the submissions that will result. REDWatch has identified a range of significant issues with the current proposal and has recommended that this rezoning proposal be rejected and that TfNSW / TAHE review the submissions and undertake further discussions with Council and the community over the master plan before re-exhibiting a new set of rezoning controls.

REDWatch Submission on Paint Shop Precinct - Read More…

REDWatch Submission on Paint Shop Precinct

This is a copy of the REDWatch submission on the Redfern North Eveleigh Paint Shop Precinct rezoning proposal. REDWatch supports a diverse community with diverse interests and views. REDWatch welcomes the level of community engagement with this proposal and the submissions that will result. REDWatch has identified a range of significant issues with the current proposal and has recommended that this rezoning proposal be rejected and that TfNSW / TAHE review the submissions and undertake further discussions with Council and the community over the master plan before re-exhibiting a new set of rezoning controls.

REDWatch Submission on Paint Shop Precinct - Read More…

City of Sydney Paint Shop Precinct Submission

This is a copy of the Council submission on the Redfern North Eveleigh Paint Shop Precinct rezoning that was made on 25 August 2022. The proposal provides an alternative approach to planning the site and picks up many of the issues of concern raised by the community.

City of Sydney Paint Shop Precinct Submission - Read More…

Photos of Model for Paint Ship Precinct

This PDF contains a number of photos from different angles of the Paint Shop Precinct proposal that give an indication of how it will interact with surrounding heritage items and the Darlington Conservation area.

Photos of Model for Paint Ship Precinct - Read More…

Model of the Proposed Paint Shop Planning Proposal

Model of the Proposed Paint Shop Planning Proposal

When proposals are put on exhibition, scaled models are provided to Council so people can see how the proposal works in relation to surround areas. Here you can see how the proposal relates to the site's heritage items and to the surrounding conservation areas.

Model of the Proposed Paint Shop Planning Proposal - Read More…

Save North Eveleigh - 2 Page Summary

This two page summary of the Redfern North Eveleigh Paint Shop Precinct has been prepared by the Save North Eveleigh Group. It provides an overview of the proposal and encourages submissions before they close on 25 August 2022. You can contact the group by email on savenortheveleigh@gmail.com

Save North Eveleigh - 2 Page Summary - Read More…

Submission from a resident of 501 Wilson St on North Eveleigh Paint Shop Proposal

The following submission was prepared by a resident in 501 Wilson Street - the block of units that will be surrounded on three sides by the proposed Paint Shop Precinct development. It focuses on issues impacting that building as well as issues across the proposed development. Please note the disclaimer at the beginning. REDWatch is posting this so that others can access this submission and access some of the issues raised in the submission.

Submission from a resident of 501 Wilson St on North Eveleigh Paint Shop Proposal - Read More…

Paint Shop Precinct Heritage Interpretation -

These notes on the Heritage Interpretation for the Paint Shop Sub Precinct have been prepared by Roger Jowett from the RTBU Retired Members Association. They have been prepared to promote debate and discussion about the Heritage in an area which is often neglected. It might provide some ideas for areas you might want to cover in your own submission.

Paint Shop Precinct Heritage Interpretation - - Read More…

REDWatch email to City of Sydney Councillors

Below is the text of an email sent to City of Sydney Councillors and key staff with suggestions on how Council might be able to assist the community around the Paint Shop Precinct and potential sale.

REDWatch email to City of Sydney Councillors - Read More…

Paint Shop precinct presentation to REDWatch public meeting 13 August 2022

This is the presentation delivered by REDWatch to the 13 August 2022 public meeting identifying some of the key concerns about the proposed rezoning. We hope it helps people in the preparation of their own submissions by 25 August 2022 when the exhibition closes.

Paint Shop precinct presentation to REDWatch public meeting 13 August 2022 - Read More…

Clover Moore Letter on Redfern / North Eveleigh

Lord Mayor, Clover Moore, has written to residents regarding the Paint Shop Precinct exhibition. The letter recognises community concerns shared by Council. The letter also lists some concerns with the proposal and provides some details on the City's alterative proposal and encourages people to make a submission. The letter might not make it into letter boxes until after the weekend so REDWatch is posting it so that it gets out to people we have contact with ASAP.

Clover Moore Letter on Redfern / North Eveleigh - Read More…

Public Open Space needs interogation at North Eveleigh

In this post REDWatch interrogates the Paint Shop proposal for public open space using some of the graphics from the proposal and raise some issues to consider in commenting on the public open space aspect of the proposal.

Public Open Space needs interogation at North Eveleigh - Read More…

REDWatch Guide to Submissions for Paint Shop Precinct

This is REDWatch's initial guide to Submissions which we are putting out prior to the 13 August Public Meeting to encourage questions and discussion. We will revide this after the input from the public meeting.

REDWatch Guide to Submissions for Paint Shop Precinct - Read More…

Transport response to Questions at REDWatch RNE briefing

This document has been supplied by Transport for NSW (TfNSW) in response to questions raised at the REDWatch meeting. Transport for NSW has advised they are unable to have a suitably qualified representative attend the Community Meeting on 13 August 2022, to be on a panel and to answer questions.

Transport response to Questions at REDWatch RNE briefing - Read More…

North Eveleigh Paint Shop Sub Precinct – some ideas to consider in responding

Bruce Lay is a Heritage Architect that lives opposite the North Eveleigh site. Below are some issues that he things people should consider in making their submission. REDWatch would welcome suggestions from others who wish to share their expertise with the community.

North Eveleigh Paint Shop Sub Precinct – some ideas to consider in responding - Read More…

Simon Newport New Chief Executive of NSW Land and Housing Corporation (LAHC)

Simon Newport was named as the new Chief Executive of LAHC on 9 August 2022. The announcement was made by NSW Department of Planning and Environment Secretary Mick Cassel who up until is appointment of Department Secretary headed the Land and Housing Corporation. The text of the Departmental release is below.

Simon Newport New Chief Executive of NSW Land and Housing Corporation (LAHC) - Read More…

Questions about the indicative staging strategy for North Eveleigh

How you deliver a project is as important as what is delivered, so locals might want to comment on the indicative staging strategy for the Paint Shop Sub-Precinct which is part of the Urban Design Report - this is the 3 page PDF extract. Stage 1 is the CME and Science Services building via Little Eveleigh; Stage 2 is the new buildings to the east of the Carriageworks viewing platform and removing parts of the Paint Shop extension past Carriageworks; Stage 3 is the eastern end of the site via Little Eveleigh Street; Only at Stage 4 to build the Paint Shop precinct does the new road get built with main additional access past Carriageworks; Stage 5 builds the remaining tower with access through the new Shepherd Street entrance.

Questions about the indicative staging strategy for North Eveleigh - Read More…

Poster for North Eveleigh Public Meeting 13 Aug 1.30pm

This is the poster for the community meeting about the Redfern North Eveleigh Paint Shop Exhibition. Please use this to promote the event.

Poster for North Eveleigh Public Meeting 13 Aug 1.30pm - Read More…

Link to Waterloo Planning Controls

This website has a section dealing with the Planning Proposal / Rezoning application at www.redwatch.org.au/RWA/Waterloo/South/wsexhibit This link will take you to the proposed planning controls as modified after the exhibition

Link to Waterloo Planning Controls - Read More…

LAHC focus areas for implementation of Waterloo redevelopment

LAHC focus areas for implementation of Waterloo redevelopment

This is one page from the LAHC presentation to REDWatch on "Moving to delivery" that sets out LAHCs focus now that the planning proposal rezoning exhibition has finished. The schedule includes refining precinct outcomes, relocation planning, human services and social sustainability, place making and outcomes for Aboriginal people and the procurement of of development partners.

LAHC focus areas for implementation of Waterloo redevelopment - Read More…

LAHC "Moving to Delivery" presentation to REDWatch 4 August 2022

This presentation was made to a REDWatch meeting on 4 August 2022. It mirrors earlier LAHC presentations to the Waterloo Neighbourhood Advisory Board (NAB) the Waterloo Redevelopment Group (WRG) and Non Government Organisations. In affirms LAHC's decision to proceed with the Waterloo South Redevelopment as the first stage of the Waterloo Estate redevelopment. It sets out the areas that LAHC will be focusing on over the next year or two until a developer is in place and concrete development application (DA) plans for the Waterloo South precinct are ready for exhibition. The schedule includes refining precinct outcomes, relocation planning, human services and social sustainability, place making and outcomes for Aboriginal people and the procurement of of development partners.

LAHC "Moving to Delivery" presentation to REDWatch 4 August 2022 - Read More…

Waterloo South Post Exhibition Report & Proposal Amendments Guide

On 5 August 2022, the Department of Planning and Environment (DPE) advised submitters that the department had reviewed all feedback received during the exhibition period. DPE had undertaken some further studies and had made changes to the exhibited plan. Here REDWatch provides a guide to the documents, the changes and the new studies

Waterloo South Post Exhibition Report & Proposal Amendments Guide - Read More…

Heritage Impacts of Masterplan on Paint Shop and Extension

Heritage Impacts of Masterplan on Paint Shop and Extension

In this section of the site we have provided the details on the heritage significance of the two heritage buildings mostly impacted by the North Eveleigh Planning Proposal. These details are taken from the heritage significance section of the Heritage Interpretation Strategy for the project. We have also used two images from the exhibition materials to show how the proposal impacts on these two important heritage buildings.

Heritage Impacts of Masterplan on Paint Shop and Extension - Read More…

Image of the Building Proposed over the Paint Shop from the Master Plan fly through

Image of the Building Proposed over the Paint Shop from the Master Plan fly through

This image is a still from the flythrough showing the proposed building within and above the paint shop. This building could, under the proposed controls, be anywhere through and above the heritage Paint Shop building. This impacts both the visual appearance of the Paint Shop, but also its important heritage underground works and the natural light and ventilation of the Paint Shop. For information about the heritage importance and features of the Paint Shop see the Heritage Significance summary in the Heritage Interpretation Strategy. REDWatch has extracted this section at at http://www.redwatch.org.au/RWA/statesignificant/northeveleigh/TfNSW/paintshoprezone/220805hissig

Image of the Building Proposed over the Paint Shop from the Master Plan fly through - Read More…

Image of impact of master plan on Paint Shop (1888) & Extension / Suburban Car workshops (1912)

Image of impact of master plan on Paint Shop (1888) & Extension / Suburban Car workshops (1912)

This image is extracted from an Aerial render of the proposed master plan on exhibition in August 2022. The image shows both the proposed building through the Paint Shop (which under the proposal can be anywhere over the building) as well as the replacement of part of the Paint Shop extension by a building onto Wilson Street and a battle-axe representation of the heritage Former Suburban Car Workshops building. To understand the importance of these buildings and what of heritage importance is impacted see the Heritage Significance summary for the Heritage Interpretation Strategy which REDWatch has extracted at http://www.redwatch.org.au/RWA/statesignificant/northeveleigh/TfNSW/paintshoprezone/220805hissig

Image of impact of master plan on Paint Shop (1888) & Extension / Suburban Car workshops (1912) - Read More…

Paint Shop Precinct – what the LEP maps tell us

When looking at a planning proposal like North Eveleigh, it is useful to start at the proposed planning controls. This is the place the developer starts in working out what they can do within the rules or where bending them might be possible and hence what they might pay for the site. Below REDWatch has extracted the four maps proposed for the Sydney Local Environment Plan (LEP) and provided some comments.

Paint Shop Precinct – what the LEP maps tell us - Read More…

Heritage Significance of Paint Shop Precinct Buildings

This is a 14 page extract from the Paint Shop Precinct Heritage Interpretation Strategy detailing the significance of each of the buildings and places impacted by the proposed Redfern North Eveleigh Paint Shop Precinct master plan. While many buildings are not greatly impacted by the proposal, The Paint Shop (c1888) and the Paint Shop Extension / Former Suburban Car workshops (1912) are two buildings that will be highly impacted. The Paint Shop by a proposed 4 storey building through and on top of it and the Extension by a part of it being demolished to make place for a new building fronting Wilson Street. How the development impacts heritage is a major issue to be considered in submissions.

Heritage Significance of Paint Shop Precinct Buildings - Read More…

The Proposed Paint Shop Precinct Heritage Map

The Proposed Paint Shop Precinct Heritage Map

This is the same as the existing map. When compared to the height map it shows that all heritage buildings except the Paint Shop are to stay at existing heights and are protected. The proposal for the paint shop shows that an up to 63.6 m building can be placed anywhere above the paint shop, how much of the paint shop is covered by a building and how much floor space can go there is again defined only by the guide and a future design excellence process that could change the guide. It is important to note that some visuals on display, such as parts of the aerial fly through do not show the proposed building above the paint shop. Map Source Explanation of Intended Effect page 10.

The Proposed Paint Shop Precinct Heritage Map - Read More…

The Proposed Paint Shop Precinct Height of Buildings Map

The Proposed Paint Shop Precinct Height of Buildings Map

This is the map that defines the possible building envelopes and the area within which the maximum heights might be used. The reference scheme used in the graphics is just one of many possible options possible under the controls. The developers can move that height anywhere within the height controls. How much floor space is in the building, ie if it is thin or fat, is constrained only by the guide rather than an allocation in the LEP. Explanation of Intended Effect page 8.

The Proposed Paint Shop Precinct Height of Buildings Map - Read More…

The Paint Shop Precinct Proposed Land Use Map

The Paint Shop Precinct Proposed Land Use Map

Probably because of the decision to place FSR across the entire site the whole of the site is zoned as mixed use in the land use map. As a consequence the 20+% of the site that are public areas are not protected as recreational zones, which makes it possible to change controls later without having to ask for a land use change. REDWatch is of the view that all public space should be protected by appropriate zoning, Map Source: Explanation of Intended Effect page 7

The Paint Shop Precinct Proposed Land Use Map - Read More…

The Paint Shop Precinct Proposed Floor Space Ratio (FSR) Map

The Paint Shop Precinct Proposed Floor Space Ratio (FSR) Map

This is an interesting map because it allocates 2.78 times the area across the entire site rather than to the proposed buildings. So the roads, walkways and public spaces all have the allocated FSR. The proposal uses a lower level planning document, the design guide, to say where that floor space should go rather than allocate it building by building. This provides great flexibility for the developer, lack of certainty for the community and probably a higher price for the Transit Asset Management Entity (TAME) selling the site. Map Source: Explanation of Intended Effect page 9.

The Paint Shop Precinct Proposed Floor Space Ratio (FSR) Map - Read More…

REDWatch Monthly Meeting 4 Aug - Waterloo Estate: LAHC proceeds to implementation

Land and Housing Corporation (LAHC) will provide an update on the Waterloo Estate redevelopment including what the community can expect over the next couple of years as the logistics are put in place for the redevelopment. LAHC, in its submission has raised concerns about the exhibited proposal and we have asked LAHC to talk to those concerns also.

REDWatch Monthly Meeting 4 Aug - Waterloo Estate: LAHC proceeds to implementation - Read More…

Minister's media release on Redfern North Eveleigh Paint Shop Precinct Rezoning until 25 August

This is the text of Minister Stoke's media release regarding the rezoning of the Paint Shop Precinct of Redfern North Eveleigh of 26 July 2022. Links to related sites about the site and the exhibition have been added to the foot of this post.

Minister's media release on Redfern North Eveleigh Paint Shop Precinct Rezoning until 25 August - Read More…

Outline of the Paint Shop Precinct Masterplan

Outline of the Paint Shop Precinct Masterplan

This outline can be found in the Transport for NSW newsletter. It gives an overview of what is being proposed for the site under the masterplan reflected in the rezoning planning proposal on exhibition until 25 August 2022.

Outline of the Paint Shop Precinct Masterplan - Read More…

Redfern North Eveleigh Paint Shop FAQs.

This is the Frequently asked Questions prepared by TfNSW prior to the exhibition which try's to pre-empt the questions people might ask. For example it asks Q: Will there be a second bridge from North to South Eveleigh? A: While not part of the scope for the rezoning proposal, this has been considered when developing the masterplan. The design has ensured that any potential future pedestrian connection could be integrated within the proposed rezoning proposal. Which sort of begs the question as to why it is not in the plan. A clear area for people to push for. File is PDF 825Kb.

Redfern North Eveleigh Paint Shop FAQs. - Read More…

Artist Impression of Paint Shop Precinct from Video Fly Through

Artist Impression of Paint Shop Precinct from Video Fly Through

This Image shows what might be possible under the proposed rezoning between the Paint Shop and Redfern Station. This is a planning proposal so the images are indicative of what might be possible under the planning proposal being publicly exhibited.

Artist Impression of Paint Shop Precinct from Video Fly Through - Read More…

Paint Shop Sub-Precinct Rezoning Proposal

The Department of Planning and Environment (DPE) placed the rezoning proposal for the Paint Shop Sub-Precinct of Redfern North Eveleigh on exhibition from 26 July to 25 August 2022. This section of the website covers this exhibition.

Paint Shop Sub-Precinct Rezoning Proposal - Read More…

Waterloo Renewal Project Update Newsletter - July 2022

This is a PDF copy of the Newsletter to public housing tenants distributed on 13 July 2022 advising tenants that LAHC is taking the next steps to the renewal of the Waterloo Estate. It sets out a timeframe and process for the appointment of a developer and Community Housing consortium to redevelop Waterloo South and potentially the balance of the estate. It also provides an indication on timeframes for relocations with currently none expected before 2024. This newsletter also has a section on DCJ Housing's approach to Anti-Social Behaviour an an details on Counterpoint and the Waterloo Redevelopment Group. File is 474 KB PDF.

Waterloo Renewal Project Update Newsletter - July 2022 - Read More…

LAHC Search for renewal partner for Waterloo Estate

Land and Housing Corporation (LAHC) issues the following statement in their news section on 7 July 2022 announcing the launch of the EOI process for the redevelopment of Waterloo South and the option to redevelop the rest of the Waterloo Estate. The EOI is inviting interested parties, who must include a developer and a registered Tier 1 Community Housing Provider but may also include non-CHP members such as builders or investors. The tender summary says "LAHC is also seeking excellence in the long-term management of social housing residents and assets, including the provision of wrap around services to residents that improves their social and economic wellbeing. In addition, LAHC is focused on ensuring that the needs and ambitions of the Waterloo Aboriginal community are specifically addressed and advanced through the Waterloo Renewal Project". The tender documents are not assessible to the public and tenants, only to potential tenders under a confidentiality agreement.

LAHC Search for renewal partner for Waterloo Estate - Read More…

REDWatch Comments on CME ROI

The following comments were made by REDWatch to the news of the CME ROI.

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Study Requirements for the Rezoning of the South Eveleigh Train Workshop (Large Erecting Shop)

This link provides the study requirements for the rezoning studies required by the Department of Planning and Environment to rezone the Large Erecting Shop which is on the state heritage register as the South Eveleigh Train Workshop.

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South Eveleigh Train Workshop Redevelopment (Large Erecting Shop)

In June 2022 Mirvac did a pre-lodgement consultation for a rezoning of the Large Erecting Shop which has been renamed the "South Eveleigh Train Workshop". This section deals with the redevelopment of this heritage site. The rezoning is being down by Transport for NSW on behalf of Mirvac. The site has been used as an operational and restoration base for heritage locomotives and trains since it became the operational base for 3801 Ltd. Mirvac secured first rights on the site should it become surplus to Transport for NSW needs. This transfer is being planned as the site still contains important state heritage assets.

South Eveleigh Train Workshop Redevelopment (Large Erecting Shop) - Read More…

LAHC Submission to DPE PPA on Waterloo South

Mid 2022 the zoning for Waterloo had not been finalised. This submission for the Land and Housing Corporation (LAHC) on the Waterloo Rezoning provides an insight into how LAHC view the exhibited proposal and the changes they would like to see made. While the zoning is expected to be finalised around the end of 2022 it would still be possible for LAHC to revisit the new controls and argue for changes at the Development Application stage.

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LAHC statement on the Waterloo redevelopment post exhibition

In late June 2022 the Land and Housing Corporation (LAHC) briefed Waterloo tenant representatives and agencies about LAHCs decision to proceed with the redevelopment. These briefings were not made public and more details will be released in the near future. On 30 June 2022, REDWatch requested a statement of what LAHC could say at that time to the wider community. This statement is below. A newsletter to all Waterloo tenants will advise the community in early July.

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LAHC post zoning planning.

With the exhibition for Waterloo South finalised in the first half of 2022 Land and Housing Corporation are starting the tendering process and planning for the early stages of the redevelopment of the Waterloo public housing estate. This includes contamination drilling on Waterloo South expected in August 2022 and planning for relocations and project delivery. LAHC are responsible during this stage of the redevelopment until contracts are entered into with a development consortium involving a developer, financing and a Community Housing Provider (CHP) that will run the new social housing. This section of the website deals with announcements and activities relating to this part of the redevelopment process.

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LAHC Submission to DPE PPA on Waterloo South

This is the Land and Housing Corporation submission on Waterloo South which has been extracted from pages 490 to 511 of the large consolidated submission file. It has to be remembered that while the land that is being rezoned was mainly LAHC owed land, the proposal exhibited was based on an increased City of Sydney Council proposal. In its submission LAHC argues for nine changes to the planning proposal and its controls. The changes requested include removing the mandate for a certain proportion of social housing; adopting a larger floor plate for the towers; validating that the controls can deliver 255,000 sqm Gross Floor Area and that this floorspace and the 10% increase can be accommodated within the planning controls; Adopting a simpler process for design excellence with competitions for the towers and a design excellence strategy for the rest of the buildings; create a site specific DA in the place of the design guide based on consultants SJB report; and remove the requirement for a Concept DA by adopting a site specific DA.

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Waterloo South Submission Index

This index is to the Waterloo South submissions file which is a single 554 page PDF file (26.4 MB) available through the Department of planning and Environments Waterloo South Exhibition page at https://pp.planningportal.nsw.gov.au/ppr/post-exhibition/waterloo-estate-south. The index is designed to help people easily locate submissions that might be of interest. If you find any errors in the file or have suggestions for improvement please email mail@redwatch.org.au

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Waterloo South 2022 Planning Proposal submissions to DPE

The Waterloo South submissions are now public. The Department of Planning and Environment Proposal Authority has put all the submissions into one large PDF file of 554 pages (26.4 MB) which can be downloaded from the exhibition site. REDWatch has prepared a separate index to submissions, which is in this section of the website, to help people to quickly find key submissions that may be of interest.

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