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Fact Sheet 2 - $300 Million in New Infrastructure

This is the text of Fact Sheet 2 released on 30 August 2006 by the RWA.

The New South Wales Government established the Redfern-Waterloo

Authority (RWA) on 17 January 2005.

Since then, the Government has directly facilitated the investment of nearly $300 million towards infrastructure development in Redfern-Waterloo.

Of this amount, more than $76 million has been directly committed by the RWA itself.

New investment in infrastructure includes:

  • $120 million to be invested by Sydney Broadcast Property in constructing a new 43,500m2 state-of-the-art media centre at the Australian Technology Park (ATP) – in a deal negotiated by the RWA which will create 600 construction and 2,000 permanent jobs.
  • $35 million being invested by the Indigenous Land Corporation (ILC) in purchasing and transforming the former Redfern Public School into a new National Indigenous Development Centre – in a deal brokered by the RWA with the ILC and the NSW Department of Education and Training.

NSW Government infrastructure investment includes:

  • $47.5 million being invested by the RWA in a new building currently under construction at the ATP to house National ICT Australia and the Defence, Science and Technology Organisation, with 600 permanent jobs being created.
  • $40 million being invested by Arts NSW to construct a new contemporary performing arts space through adaptive reuse of heritage buildings at North Eveleigh – in conjunction with the RWA and RailCorp.
  • $16 million to be invested by the RWA on the provision of affordable housing for Aboriginal residents of Redfern-Waterloo.
  • $10 million to be invested by NSW Health and RWA to transform the former Redfern Courthouse and Police Station into a major new community health facility – in an arrangement facilitated and supported by the RWA.
  • $6 million to be invested by the RWA and its subsidiary company ATP in constructing a new pedestrian/cycle link between North Eveleigh and the ATP.
  • $6 million being invested by RWA and ATP in new roads and infrastructure to facilitate the Technology Park’s future development.
  • $4.2 million invested by the NSW Police Service in March 2005 in establishing a new police station at the former TNT Tower opposite Redfern Railway Station – with a workforce of 219.
  • $0.75 million being invested by the RWA in developing a new training centre at North Eveleigh, which includes the Yaama Dhinawan Indigenous hospitality training enterprise.
  • $0.3 million to be invested by the RWA in redeveloping the former Murawina building in Eveleigh Street to support Indigenous enterprises and organisations.
  • $0.25 million being invested by the RWA and RailCorp in a concept design study for the redevelopment of Redfern Railway station.

You can download the original PDF Fact Sheet 2 (pdf~17kb)