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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.

Building a platform of opportunity for Redfern/waterloo redevelopment

On 2nd March 2017 REDWatch held a session on Health Impacts and redevelopment – what do we need to know? The input to this session was provided by Elizabeth Harris, an Associate Professor in the Centre for Primary Health Care and Equity at the University of NSW and Director of the Health Equity Research and Development Unit, Sydney Local Health District. Below is an outline of her presentation.

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Health Impacts and redevelopment – what do we need to know?

With master planning about to get underway for Waterloo, REDWatch has asked Elizabeth Harris to talk about the health impacts that arise for redeveloping public housing estates.

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3801 Ltd again under threat in 2017

Eveleigh Heritage rail operator, 3801 Ltd, after two years of difficult dealings with Transport Heritage NSW, was locked out of Eveleigh’s Large Erecting Shop (LES) at the end of January 2017. It can no longer operate its scheduled trips including the Cockatoo Run to the Illawarra and tours which collaborate with the cruise ship industry. Anything that leaves the LES cannot be returned to it.

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What would Gladys Do?

With 3801 Ltd locked in a battle with Transport for NSW to be able to stay at the Large Erecting Shop (LES) in 2017 under a Berejiklian government, it is interesting to look back at the comments Gladys Berejiklian made in 2006 as then Shadow Transport Minister when 3801 Ltd was locked in a similar battle with the then NSW Labour government. You can see these in the media release below. What is the current equivalent of "A NSW Liberal/Nationals Government would ensure RailCorp renews the existing lease and was prevented from disposing of any of the rolling stock"? Maybe it is time for Gladys to take a personal interest in what is currently happening to 3801 Ltd to ensure they get a renewed lease and can continue to operate out of Eveleigh.

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The Large Erecting Shed has been locked and 3801 Ltd's tours ex Eveleigh suspended

The two articles below appeared in the Illawarra Mercury regarding the "Cockatoo Run" operated by 3801 Ltd out of Eveleigh. 3801 Ltd and other operators using the Large Erecting Shed (LES) were locked out at the end of January when they were unable to find an alternative locatioon for thier locomotives and other equipoment.

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Community Plus Waterloo Newsletter February 2017

This is the first newslewtter from Land and Housing Corporation's Community Plus for 2017.The newsletter says "FACS will commence the master planning process regarding the Waterloo redevelopment in the next couple of months

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Matavai and Turanga - Housing Commission Booklet on the buildings when built

Did you know that every floor of Matavai and Turanga was fitted out differently in commemeration of Capain Cook. This 28 page booklet documents the themes and artifacts that were provided for each floor in this state of the art development.

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Photos of Ross Smith

This PDF contains the photos that were used at both the Community Celebration and the service for Ross Smith.

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Ross Smith Cremation Service Video

Ross Smith's funeral was held at short notice on 21 December and some of those who wished to attend could not. Here we have posted the service for those interested.

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Who's Who and what are they doing around the Waterloo Public Housing redevelopment

The below overview was initially put together in January 2017 as activities were being planned for the the Master Planning associated with the Waterloo Public Housing Redevelopment. We will try and keep this updated as the process unfolds so people have an idea of who is doing what. REDWatch is having a What's Cooking open mic on Thursday 2nd February where some of those involved below will be talking in their own words.

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Rachel Forster – DA changes on exhibition until 6 March 2017

The Rachel Forster site developer, Kaymet Pty Ltd, is seeking to modify its concept plan and major project approval for the 134 – 144 Pitt Street, Redfern site. Below are the details of the major changes and links to where to make a submission before 6th March 2017.

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Waterloo Public Housing Redevelopment Master Planning

Master Planning for the redevelopment starts in 2017 in and arround the Waterloo Public Housing Estate. Here we will collect together information from the Master Planning and other Communities Plus, NGO and community activity relating to the redevelopment.

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AHC Pemulwuy Project Student Housing Proposed Changes

The Aboriginal Housing Company (AHC) has submitted revised plans to the Department of Planning and received the Department’s requirements for changes to the Student Housing element of the already approved Pemulwuy Project. Below is an outline by REDWatch of the AHC proposal from their submission and the Departments requirements.

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Pemulwuy Project 2017 Modifications

In January 2017 the Aboriginal Housing Company received the requirements from the Department of planning for amending their approval to increase the maximum height of the student housing component of the Pemulwuy Project from a maximum 6 stories to a maximum 16 stories to make the project self funding. Here you will find details relating to that application and its community engagement.

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Waterloo Walk

This is a copy of a one and a half hour walking tour of the historic suburb of Waterloo produced by the Department of Housing in 1988. While it includes some of the consolidated estate it primarily covers the Waterloo heritage housing.

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Public Housing Heritage

Here are some details of the public housing heritage in the area including a booklet on Matavai and Turanga when they were built and a self guided heritage walk.

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REDWatch - Whats Cooking Gathering

This is an "open mic" networking event which aims to bring together local residents, community groups and agencies to have a conversation about people and groups plans, fears and aspirations for the year.

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About the REDWatch Website

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 bodies including the Redfern Waterloo Partnership Project, the Redfern Waterloo Authority and currently the Sydney Metropolitan Development Authority. It has has its own Government Minister from 2004 to 2011 and interventions have included removing planning responsibilities from City of Sydney Council and having place specific interventions on human services, infrastructure and employment.

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Redfern Station - Application to replace Platforms 6 & 7 - Closes 11 January 2017

The following notice has appeared on Redfern Station over the holiday break. It appears Sydney Trains propose to undertake work on platforms 6 & 7 while discussions are supposed to be underway this year about the possibility of a station upgrade are under discussions between UrbanGrowth NSW and Transport for NSW.

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