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RWA Update – 13 July 2010

This RWA Update Covers: NEWS - Funding available for community groups / Paving the way for pedestrians and cyclists / 2010 Christmas banner competition / Redfern Park and Oval receives architecture award / Local schoolboy learns RWA work / Heritage plans at ATP / $42 million for Indigenous Arts / New Services Map - DEVELOPMENT NEWS - Abercrombie and Cleveland St, Redfern application / Cafe at 8 Central Avenue, Australian Technology Park - WHAT’S ON - 13 July - Redfern Neighbourhood Advisory Board meeting / 13 July - Microsoft RISE! Free Making “IT” Work for Your Business Training / 30 July - Monthly Informal Gathering / Eveleigh Farmers’ Market – every Saturday 8am to 1pm / Artisans’ Market – 1st Sunday of the month, 10am to 3pm

NEWS

Funding available for community groups

Paving the way for pedestrians and cyclists

2010 Christmas banner competition

Redfern Park and Oval receives architecture award

Local schoolboy learns RWA work

Heritage plans at ATP

$42 million for Indigenous Arts

New Services Map

DEVELOPMENT NEWS

Abercrombie and Cleveland St, Redfern application

Cafe at 8 Central Avenue, Australian Technology Park

WHAT’S ON

13 July - Redfern Neighbourhood Advisory Board meeting

13 July - Microsoft RISE! Free Making “IT” Work for Your Business Training

30 July - Monthly Informal Gathering

Eveleigh Farmers’ Market – every Saturday 8am to 1pm

Artisans’ Market – 1st Sunday of the month, 10am to 3pm

NEWS

Funding available for community groups

If you are a community group in need of funds for the upgrade of facilities, repairs and maintenance, or to buy equipment, you could be eligible for a Community Building Funding grant. Each electorate is allocated $300K, with Marrickville, Heffron or Sydney electorates eligible for funding.

Applications for 2011 are now open. Projects must be ready to commence by late 2010 and be completed before the end of 2011. The community benefit can be from social, recreational or environmental outcomes. Applications must be made online and close on Friday 23 July 2010.

For more information, please visit www.communitybuildingpartnership.nsw.gov.au or call 1300 707 155.

Paving the way for pedestrians and cyclists

Redfern-Waterloo Authority will be part of a working group to review pedestrian routes and congestion between Redfern Station and the University of Sydney.

Joining Sydney University, the NSW police, REDWatch, and RailCorp, the group will form part of City of Sydney’s Newtown, Erskineville, Camperdown and Darlington Pedestrian Cycling and Traffic Calming (PCTC) plan to introduce shared zones in low traffic streets, separated cycleways, wider footpaths, 40km/h speed limits, and more pedestrian crossings and bicycle parking.

The plan was developed with local communities to calm traffic and prioritise pedestrians with 54 traffic measures proposed to improve safety and amenity.

2010 Christmas banner competition

The Redfern-Waterloo Authority (RWA) in conjunction with the Australian Technology Park (ATP) invites schools located in the City of Sydney Local Government Area and members of the RWA’s Youth Services Taskforce to participate in the 2010 Eveleigh Market Christmas Banner competition.

The competition involves all entries being displayed at each Eveleigh Market held in December 2010 with the winning banners being announced at the special Christmas market to be held in 18 December, 2010.

The banners will be judged for Winning Entry, Runners Up and People’s Choice. The RWA will provide $1000 prize money for the Winner and People’s Choice Awards and $500 for the Runners Up.

A Participants Pack will be delivered to each school that registers. This will include;

  • One banner (3 m x 1.5 m)
  • Paints (Primary colours)
  • Information to be included in the layout and design (e.g. Schools name or logo)

For further information or to register your school or youth service for the competition please contact RWA’s Community Relationship Manager Julie Parsons on 9202 9100 or julie.parsons@rwa.nsw.gov.au.

Redfern Park and Oval receives architecture award

Redfern Park and Oval received the Architecture Award for Urban Design for the successful transformation of a previously underused site to an elegant and accessible community recreation facility.

The NSW Architecture Awards was held on Friday, 25 June 2010 with other award winners including Surry Hills Library and Community Centre and Paddington Reservoir.

Our congratulations goes to all of the winners, particularly the City of Sydney and Souths Rabbitohs. The full list of winners can be viewed at: www.architecture.com.au/i-cms?page=14364.

Local schoolboy learns RWA work

Redfern-Waterloo Authority recently played host to work experience student Charles Witherden-Costigan for the day, with the Inverell High School student spending time at the Les Tobler Construction Centre to learn more about the training program.

Les Tobler staff members Rohan Tobler and Andrew Constantinidis gave Charles a briefing on the course and the importance of mentoring. Charles was also given insight in to Government processes such as parliamentary folder notes and budget estimates

Heritage plans at ATP

A crane weighing 26 tonnes will be on display as part of an extensive heritage project being undertaken by Australian Technology Park to showcase the unique machinery in the park.

The crane will be housed on a plinth outside of Innovations Plaza and is part of ongoing heritage refurbishment works at ATP. Further improvement plans to this area include seating made out of old beams and the introduction of planter pots and recycling bins.

Work has begun at Innovation Plaza for the installation of the pivot crane with the work expected to be complete in August 2010.

$42 million for Indigenous Arts

The Australian Government is demonstrating its commitment to supporting Indigenous communities by announcing $42 million of funding for Indigenous arts, culture, languages, broadcasting and heritage conservation activities in communities right across Australia

Applications for the Indigenous Heritage Program (IHP) are now open to support the identification, conservation, and promotion (where appropriate) of Indigenous heritage. Individual project funding for organisations will in general be available up to a maximum of $100,000 (GST exclusive). Individual applicants will generally be eligible for funding up to $5000.

For more information please call the Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts on 1800 982 280 (free call).

New Services Map

The RWA website now includes a new online Services Map, highlighting community service providers in the area to enable you to find the service that you need quickly and easily. 

Covering Aboriginal, aged and disability, education and employment, family, health, multi service and youth services, the map provides map and contact details for each organisation. To view the map, please click here.

DEVELOPMENT NEWS

Abercrombie and Cleveland St, Redfern application

The public exhibition of the Part 3A application for a four-storey mixed use development at 136-144 Abercrombie St and 157-161 Cleveland St, Redfern concluded on 21 May 2010. The Department forwarded the submissions onto the applicant/proponent (Robert Sargis). These are currently being reviewed. 

Cafe at 8 Central Avenue, Australian Technology Park

The development application for a cafe and associated fit-out and signage within 8 Central Avenue building at Australian Technology Park was notified and advertised from 19 May to 2 June 2010.  No submissions were received. The application is currently being assessed by the RWA.

WHAT’S ON

To view the full online listing of the What’s On Calendar for Redfern-Waterloo please click here. Here are some of the highlights:

13 July - Redfern Neighbourhood Advisory Board meeting

The Neighbourhood Advisory Board (NAB) meeting, made up of elected tenant representatives, and both Government and non-Government agencies, is taking place from 10am -12pm at Moorhead St, Redfern to discuss and address issues and concerns important to tenants on the public housing estates. Call Surry Hills Housing NSW on 1300 468 746 for details.

13 July - Microsoft RISE! Free Making “IT” Work for Your Business Training

Open to Aboriginal Businesses and Aboriginal Community Organisations, this IT workshop will teach you how to create computer generated invoices, profit and loss statements, effective quotes, marketing collateral, mail merge documents, distribution lists and databases and templates for letterhead. The workshop will run from 9.30am-3pm at the Department of Aboriginal Affairs, Level 13, Tower B, Centennial Plaza, 280 Elizabeth St, Surry Hills. Email mangala.srinivasan@daa.nsw.gov.au to register.

30 July - Monthly Informal Gathering

Agencies, community groups representatives and volunteers are invited to attend an informal lunch from 1pm – 4.30pm at Norfolk Hotel, Cleveland St, Redfern, to share news and information with each other. This meeting takes place on the last Friday of each month.

Eveleigh Farmers’ Market – every Saturday 8am to 1pm

Eveleigh Farmers’ Market is an undercover, traditional, authentic weekly Saturday Farmers’ Market held in the historic Blacksmith Workshop of the one-time Eveleigh Rail Yards on Wilson Street in Darlington. It is Sydney’s only ‘rain, hail, shine’ venue and an inspiring heritage backdrop. The Farmers’ Market is held every Saturday from 8am to 1pm. For more information please visit www.eveleighmarket.com.au.

Artisans’ Market – 1st Sunday of the month, 10am to 3pm

Showcasing the best in Australian independent design, art and crafts, the Artisans’ market, hosted by Eveleigh Market, takes place on the first Sunday of the month from 10am-3pm under the heritage listed Blacksmith Workshop.

To include your event in the RWA What’s On Calendar, to be added to the RWA Update distribution list, to make comments, or to suggest a news item, please contact RWA’s Communications Officer Natalie Kikken on 9202 9112 or email natalie.kikken@rwa.nsw.gov.au.

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