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The latest news from REDWatch

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.

DCJ Covid-19 letter to public housing tenants

The following letter has been received by Public Housing tenants regarding COVID-19. LIke many of the messages at the moment it deals with issues of personal safety. Hopefully soon there will also be something that reassures tenants about how LAHC and DCJ will manage the buildings and tenancies to look after the vulnerable people who occupy much of the areas public housing. In contrast DCJ funded services have been told they need to continue their services to vulnerable people throughout the crisis and if someone gets sick with the virus that the service needs to talk to DCJ about how the service continues.

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Waterloo Estate Planning Proposal Process

THis is a PDF of the presentation made by the City of Sydney to REDWatch on 5th March 2020 regarding the planning process that will apply to the Elizabeth Street Redfern Build to Rent and the Waterloo estate master plan proposal. PDF 5MB.

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REDWatch likely to oppose Waterloo Master Plan over Human Services

This is a series of items taken from the REDWatch Email Update on 3 February 2020. The linked items deal with REDWatch concerns that with the LAHC's master plan being finalised that the promised Human Services Plan has not be developed with the community to sit alongside the built form master plan. Here you can read of REDWatch's experience in trying to get a Human Services Plan for Waterloo public housing tenants and the reason why REDWatch will likely oppose the Waterloo Master Plan when it finally goes on exhibition.

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DRAFT - Waterloo Impact Project Mapping Local Client Referrals and Agency Services Coordination

This is a Draft report and feedback is being requested. The Waterloo Impact Project explored local perceptions to establish what views existed around the local client referral system and coordination between agencies, both government and non-government, and the needs for any improvement. The consultation consisted of interviews and focus groups with residents and agencies. These conversations highlighted a belief that there is a fragmentation of services and a widespread of imprecise understanding of what organisations are funded to deliver. Service users argue this has resulted in poor outcomes for referrals and service delivery. Meanwhile, services highlighted ongoing resource challenges to meet those needs. This is despite of the diversity of service providers in the area by both government and nongovernment service providers.

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Redfern Build to Rent Survey

In mid October 2019 Land and Housing held a brief 2 week consultation on their proposed planning controls for a build to rent development in Elizabeth Street Redfern on the block that currently included the PCYC. In conjunction with two drop in sessions Land and Housing Corporation use the following very basic questionnaire.

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Redfern Build to Rent Consultation Boards

In mid October 2019 Land and Housing held a brief 2 week consultation on their proposed planning controls for a build to rent development in Elizabeth Street Redfern on the block that currently included the PCYC. THis PDF includes the four boards used for this exhibition.

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