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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.

How to make a submission on Waterloo Metro Quarter Exhibitions by 30 January 2019

Below we have combined the instructions for making submissions on both the Waterloo Metro Quarter SSP and the SSDA. The community, government agencies and project stakeholders can make submissions until 30 January 2019.

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How to find Information about Waterloo Metro Quarter Exhibitions by 30 January 2019

The Department of Planning and Environment has placed proposals for the Waterloo Metro Quarter State Significant Precinct (SSP) and a Concept DA on Exhibitions concurrently until 30th January 2019.

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Social Baseline Report Preliminary detail issues and comments

uThe following preliminary comments were prepared by Michael Shreenan of Counterpoint Community Services and supplied to UrbanGrowth NSW Development Corporation and Land and Housing Corporation. The comments draw on feedback provided on an earlier GHD report on community facilities which remain issues in the current GHD report. It also draws on feedback from other Groundswell agency members about the current GHD Social Baseline Report.

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Lies, damn lies and statistics – REDWatch comments on the Waterloo demographic reports

One of the concerns about the Waterloo redevelopment is that the existing vulnerable public housing community will continue to exist, but it will be less visible in the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) measures used by social planning and funding bodies.

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Groundswell Agencies Round-table on Waterloo Metro proposal exhibition Jan 18 10.30 am

Groundswell agencies are holding a round table about the Waterloo Metro proposal to outline issues that might be of concern to tenants and residents. Agencies will share their comments and look forward to hearing from others in the community on Friday January 18, 10.30am, The Factory Community Centre, 67 Raglan Street, Waterloo.

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UrbanGrowth and Transport for NSW Community Open Day on Waterloo Metro Exhibition

UrbanGrowth and Transport for NSW are holding a Community Open Day on Friday January 18, 1pm – 4pm at Redfern Town Hall, 73 Pitt Street, Redfern

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UrbanGrowth and Transport for NSW Information Session on Waterloo Metro Exhibition

UrbanGrowth and Transport for NSW are holding an Information Session in the Waterloo Estate: Thursday January 17, 10am – 1pm, Waterloo Neighbourhood Centre. A free BBQ will be provided.

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Estate Options Testing Consultation Report Released

On 11 January LAHC released their Options Testing Consultation Report. This report documents for the SSP process the outcomes of the options testing phase of consultation for the Waterloo Redevelopment. It also incorporates an overview of the findings of the initial visioning phase of the consultation.

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Waterloo Options Testing Consultation Report less Exhibition Boards, Notices and Visioning Report

This is a copy of the Waterloo Options Testing Consultation Report with the last two Appendicies removed. The removed material covers the previously seen Exhibition Boards, Notices and earlier Visioning Report. This version of the report only deals with the new material from the options testing.

Waterloo Options Testing Consultation Report less Exhibition Boards, Notices and Visioning Report - Read More…

Monthly REDWatch Meeting - LAHC present on Preferred Option for Waterloo Estate

Land and Housing Corporation expect to be able to present their preferred option for the Waterloo Estate redevelopment to the February 7 REDWatch meeting.

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REDWatch meets on the first Thursday of the month

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REDWatch meets on the first Thursday of the month

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Monthly REDWatch Meeting

REDWatch meets on the first Thursday of the month

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Monthly REDWatch Meeting

REDWatch meets on the first Thursday of the month

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Monthly REDWatch Meeting

REDWatch meets on the first Thursday of the month

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Monthly REDWatch Meeting

REDWatch meets on the first Thursday of the month

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Monthly REDWatch Meeting

REDWatch meets on the first Thursday of the month

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Monthly REDWatch Meeting

REDWatch meets on the first Thursday of the month

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Monthly REDWatch Meeting

REDWatch meets on the first Thursday of the month

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Paper Petition on impact of TPRS and HCP loss

Further to the Change.org. online petition we circulated a couple of weeks ago we have had multiple requests from local residents and supporting agencies to develop a paper petition, which we have now done with the support of the Local Member for Newtown, Jenny Leong MP. Please find attached our petition to the Honourable Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly of NSW in Parliament requesting to restore support services for public housing tenants in Redfern and Waterloo. Jenny Leong MP is able to raise the question in NSW Parliament once 250 signatures are tabled. Please return signed petitions to the office of Jenny Leong MP, Member for Newtown, at 383 King St Newtown. You can also call (02) 9517 2800 or email jenny.leong@parliament.nsw.gov.au with any questions or comments. Alternatively you can bring signed petitions to the Factory and we will send them on your behalf. Thank you in advance for your continued support of the Redfern and Waterloo public housing communities.

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Mission Australia to replace TPRS and HCP Statewide in new TPCE

On 31 October 2018, FACS announced that Mission Australia had won the tender to provide the replacement service for the long standing TPRS and place based HCP programs. Mission Australia will run the new Tenant Participation and Community Engagement (TPCE) across the entire state from December 3 2018 after the existing TPRS and HCP programs end.

Mission Australia to replace TPRS and HCP Statewide in new TPCE - Read More…

Strong market interest in Elizabeth Street mixed build-to-rent development

The NSW Government has announced the conclusion of the competitive tender process to find a development partner to deliver mixed social, affordable and private housing in Elizabeth Street, Redfern under the nation's first mixed tenure Build-to-Rent model. Below is the text of the media release issued by Minister Goward.

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Waterloo Options Testing & Feedback extended until Monday 19 November 2018

Land and Housing Corporation (LAHC) have advised that they will extend all feedback on Waterloo Options testing until 19 November. This includes feedback via the surveys both on-line and return of hard copies of the surveys. LAHC will also continue with informal drop-ins session through Waterloo Connect for members of the community that wish to still go through information on the options at the Waterloo Connect Office. LAHC will communicate this to the community through the C+ website and outreach notifications which we are continuing to still undertake around the estate.

Waterloo Options Testing & Feedback extended until Monday 19 November 2018 - Read More…

Sign the petition to restore support for Redfern & Waterloo tenant services following HCP and TPRS defunding

REDWatch is very concerned about the loss of services for Redfern and Waterloo public tenants that will happen with the ending of the Tenant Resource Participation Service (TPRS) and the Redfern Waterloo based Housing Communities Program (HCP). We have organised a petition to bring attention to the problem and to seek a response from FACS.

Sign the petition to restore support for Redfern & Waterloo tenant services following HCP and TPRS defunding - Read More…

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Upcoming Events
UrbanGrowth and Transport for NSW Information Session on Waterloo Metro Exhibition Jan 17, 2019 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM — Factory Community Centre, 67 Raglan Street Waterloo
Groundswell Agencies Round-table on Waterloo Metro proposal exhibition Jan 18 10.30 am Jan 18, 2019 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM — Factory Community Centre, 67 Raglan Street Waterloo
UrbanGrowth and Transport for NSW Community Open Day on Waterloo Metro Exhibition Jan 18, 2019 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM — Redfern Town Hall, 73 Pitt Street, Redfern
Monthly REDWatch Meeting - LAHC present on Preferred Option for Waterloo Estate Feb 07, 2019 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM — Factory Community Centre, 67 Raglan Street Waterloo
Monthly REDWatch Meeting Mar 07, 2019 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM — Factory Community Centre, 67 Raglan Street Waterloo
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