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What next for North Eveleigh?

This item from CLOVER'S eNEWS of Friday 1 August 2008 - No. 408 follows up from the Community Forum of 26th july 2008.


Thank you to everyone who attended last Saturday's meeting about North Eveleigh.  Over 200 people attended to express concerns about the Redfern-Waterloo Authority's (RWA) concept plans and learn about alternative options for the future use of the site.

The RWA proposals for North Eveleigh will overdevelop the site, increase traffic impacts, create significant permanent impacts on key heritage items, and fail to meet sustainability requirements. North Eveleigh needs a lower-impact development, with greater integration into the surrounding neighbourhood, genuine open space and easier access.

Sydney University has expressed interest in North Eveleigh as a possible site for its future expansion. Acknowledging a legacy of community mistrust from its developments in Darlington 20 years ago, Pro Vice Chancellor Richmond Jeremy pledged a sustainable, open and accessible campus.  Resident's welcomed the University's commitment to consultation, and I expect the University to work with both the community and the City on its plans.

At the Community Information Session I undertook to ask the Premier to meet with me and the University of Sydney to discuss alternative plans for North Eveleigh.  I have made the request and am waiting for a response.

A number people who couldn't attend the meeting have contacted me to ask what they can do about the Redfern-Waterloo proposal.

While the public exhibition for the plans has closed, you can still view them on the Department of Planning's website or by contacting the Department's planner who is managing the assessment, Sumathi Navaratnam, on telephone 9228 6361.

I urge you review the plans and let both State and Federal Governments know that the current proposal is unacceptable.  Contact the Premier Morris Iemma, Federal Member Tanya Plibersek, State Member Carmel Tebbutt, and the Minister for Planning Frank Sartor.


  • North Eveleigh concept plans
  • University of Sydney Campus 2020, Pro Vice Chancellor Professor Richmond Jeremy 9351 3245 or
  • The Premier Mr Morris Iemma, 9228 5339 or
  • The Hon Carmel Tebbutt MP, 9558 9000 or
  • The Hon Tanya Plibersek MP, 9357 6366 or
  • Mr Frank Sartor, Minister for Planning and Minister for Redfern-Waterloo Authority, 9228 4700 or
Source: CLOVER'S eNEWS  - Friday 1 August 2008 - No. 408