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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.

FACS Statement - For the record: Waterloo redevelopment - 8 Sep 2017

Following reports in various media regarding people being moved out of Waterloo. FACS head Michael Coutts-Trotter issued the following statement on 8 September 2017.

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The Planning New Schools: School Safety and Urban Planning Advisory Guidelines

The State Significant Precinct requirements for Waterloo set this document as one of the documents that needs to be addressed in the precinct studies. This document is currently under review within the Department of Education and is not publically available to link to. Until the replacement policy is posted, REDWatch is posting the document referred to in the SSP requirements on its website. This will allow REDWatch to provide the link in our Combined SSP document and allow interested residents to access the document which needs to be addressed.

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What can Labor do in Waterloo - An Open Public Forum to Discuss the Redevelopment of the Waterloo Housing Estate

Redfern Labor invites you to attend a public forum to discuss the biggest change ever seen in our neighbourhood. A round circle community town hall style meeting, the event will start with four community representatives talking about their opinion of the redevelopment:

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Waterloo Draft Consultation Map and Zones

Land and Housing Corporation (LAHC) presented a draft map to the Waterloo Redevelopment Group (WRG) on 19 July 2017. The map sets out the area to be consulted widely as well as the area for more intense consultation. The initial map also had light blue lines that link parts of the Waterloo Estate to adjoining areas this denoted that this area will be notified of a precinct meeting that will bring public housing tenants and surrounding residents together for a visioning session. There will also be visioning sessions for Aboriginal groups, Russian & Chinese language speakers and for youth.

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Draft for Vision Consultation – Waterloo Redevelopment Precinct Master Plan

Land and Housing Corporation (LAHC) presented a draft for the Vision Consultation for discussion to the Waterloo Redevelopment Group (WRG) on 19 July 2017. At the Waterloo Redevelopment. This is an important document that sets out Drivers for the Waterloo Precinct Redevelopment and the Commitments that will influence the master plan - in effect the non-negotiables for the redevelopment. It also sets out the areas that are expected to be covered in the master plan Visioning consultations.

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August 2017 Metro Waterloo Update

This leaflet was distributed by Sydney Metro City and Southwest on 1 August 2017 and it sets out the work expected on the site for the coming three months.

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REDWatch submission on Ongoing mechanisms for Heritage Co-ordination across the Former Eveleigh Railyard Precinct

This is the text of a submission made to UrbanGrowth Central to Eveleigh on 19 June 2019 about ongoing mechanisms for heritage co-ordination across the former Eveleigh rail yard precinct. Discussions between UrbanGrowth Central to Eveleigh and the Heritage Office on this topic became apparent when it was referred to in development conditions for Mirvac's ATP development in 2016. These discussions are ongoing and UrbanGrowth is also in discussions with landowners across the former rail yards.

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Poster for REDWatch Forum on Eveleigh Industrial Heritage & Social History Is it “history” or worth preserving for the future?

This is the poster for the REDWatch Forum on "Eveleigh Industrial Heritage & Social History Is it “history” or worth preserving for the future?" to be held on 3 August 2017 on Thursday 3 August, 6:00pm - 7:30pm at The Factory Community Centre, 67 Raglan Street, Waterloo.

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1917: The Great Strike - Community Day - 5 August 2017

There will be heritage activities on 5 August at ATP, Carriageworks and The Chief Mechanical Engineers Building at Eveleigh as part of a Heritage Community Day. This is the program to these events on 5 August.

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REVISED DA Proposal for 4 Storey Student Accommodation ‘Boarding House’ with 218 rooms at 25-47 Wilson Lane (262 - 312 Wilson Street)

Stealing Our Skies report that as a result of public and council comment the UK based applicant, Scape (http://www.scape.com/) has made small amendments to its initial proposal. The scale, density and amenity of the development, however, may still concern current local residents. You can see their concerns here but must make a submission by 28 July if you have concerns.

REVISED DA Proposal for 4 Storey Student Accommodation ‘Boarding House’ with 218 rooms at 25-47 Wilson Lane (262 - 312 Wilson Street) - Read More…

Audio from Public Housing: What is it? Where are we? How did we get here? and Where are we going?

The REDWatch forum on Public Housing held on 6 July 2017 was recorded and this is an edited recording from that meeting. Here you can hear for the first 22 minutes Associate Professor Vivienne Milligan from the UNSW City Futures Research Centre very informative presentation presentation on the History of Public Housing (you can download the presentation slides she is talking to from www.redwatch.org.au/issues/public-housing/Heritage/170706redwp/download). Also from 21:53 minutes in you can hear Julie Foreman the CEO of the Tenants Union talk about where public housing might be going and from 35:46 you can listen to some of the Q&A session. Thank you to Clare Lewis who recorded and filmed this workshop.

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ISV Resources on Redevelopment

Inner Sydney Voice Magazine runs a broad range of articles written by experts in their field. These articles cover a broad range of topics relevant to inner Sydney including housing, urban issues, civil society and human services. While sometimes we produce special issues, like the one on Redeveloping Public Housing or Making the NDIS work for everyone, there are also important standalone articles in other issues of the magazine relevant to that topic that are often forgotten about even though they are as relevant today as they were when they were published. ISV has grouped articles together by topics and provide a research / reading list for those wishing to better understand some of the issues faced in inner Sydney. It is particularly helpful on issues covering the redevelopment of Waterloo public housing.

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Site Visits 24 to 28 July 2017

For the week 24 to 28 July 2017 LAHC & Urban Growth have confirmed the following visits

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