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Media Articles on Redfern Waterloo

This is a selection of major news items about Redfern Waterloo from various media outlets. The AHC also has a good selection of the stories about the Block in their media news section at http://www.ahc.org.au. You can get up to date news by setting up a Google News alert at http://www.google.com/alerts. News Alerts will not pick up local media and some mainstream media stories which do not appear on a news website, where possible we put these stories on our website to provide wide access to the stories.
Urban Transformation Study - 21 November 2016
The UrbanGrowth Central to Eveleigh Urban Transformation, which we have been waiting much of 2016 to see in the end did not go through Cabinet as initially expected. Instead it was released in conjunction with the Greater Sydney Commission Central District Plan which makes reference to it.
Government Priority Criteria for Station Upgrades like Redfern
Transport for NSW (TfNSW) has released Internal Working Documents under a GIPA request setting out the Selection criteria and prioritisation process for TfNSW selection of stations to be upgraded. Redfern Station potentially fits three programs – Easy Access for lifts onto platforms 11 & 12; Station Upgrade as a local station and; an Interchange Upgrade because of its wider rail-rail and rail-bus interchange role . Below you will find the criteria that Redfern Station would need to meet under each program. Where possible in Lift Redfern letters Redfern’s meeting of the relevant criteria should be stressed.
Redfern automatic syringe dispensing machine Operational - 11th April 2013
Sydney Local Health District advised the community on 11 April 2013 that the automatic syringe dispensing machine outside the Redfern Community Health Centre is now fully operational as part of Sydney Local Health District’s campaign to combat unacceptably high levels of HIV and hepatitis C infections among injecting drug users in the Redfern area.
Millers Point Community Defence Group
Three exisiting Millers Point Groups are cooperating through an overall mechanism called The Miller's Point Community Defence Group.
Minister Hazzard Media Release on Waterloo Redevelopment
Below is the text of the media release issued by Minister Hazzard on 16 December 2015 regarding the redevelopment of the Waterloo Public Housing Estate.
Links to Waterloo Redevelopment History
Here you will find some of the history behind the announcement to redevelop the Waterloo Public Housing Estate.
Background Information on site visits
Below are some points about the study process that have been provided by LAHC and UrbanGrowth that may help put the site visits into context.
Elizabeth Street Redfern Declared State Significant Precinct on Sept 9 2017
On September 9 the NSW Department of Planning and Environment declared 600-660 Elizabeth Street, Redfern a potential State Significant Precinct (SSP), in order to set new planning controls.
Locomotive Workshop redevelopment SSDAs - Exhibition until 15 Dec 2017
Mirvac originally split its proposal for the Locomotive Workshop into two but the Department of Planning has placed both the Mirvac DAs on exhibition together. There are differences between the documents as they deal with different ends of Loco. The Bays 1-5 DA deals with the heritage Bays 1 & 2, the proposed retail and the impact of the proposed supermarket on heritage. Bays 6-16 deal with the commercial end of the development. The issues related to the movable heritage collection and how the development deals with the heritage fabric of the buildings goes across both DAs.
Mirvac ATP Development Community Liaison Group
In the lead up to the development of the building sites at the ATP Mirvac called for expressions of interest from community members who were interested in being on a community liaison group during the redevelopment. The first meeting was held on 4 October. Representatives from ARAG, FOE and REDWatch are on the committee along with a number of surrounding residents.
ACCESSIBILITY UPGRADE FOR REDFERN STATION
Minister for Transport Gladys Berejiklian today (15 August 2013) announced the NSW Government will make trains at Redfern Station accessible to customers in wheelchairs and parents with prams for the first time reports this media statement from the Minister.
Elizabeth Street Redfern Developer Registration of Interest 20 Dec 2017
Minister Prue Goward visited Redfern on Wednesday 20 December 2017 to announce a Registration of Interest (ROI) process to speed up the proposed redevelopment of The Elizabeth Street Redfern public housing.
Proforma Submission for Locomotive Workshop DA Objection
The below proforma submission has been put together by ARAG based on material supplied to REDWatch. Please take what you find useful, express it in your own words and then make your submission on the major Projects portal.
Central to Eveleigh: Getting the Most from Our City
The NSW Government today (12 July 2013) called for expressions of interest for the renewal of the railway line corridor between Central Station and Eveleigh that has potential to provide thousands of new homes and jobs reports this media release from Minister Brad Hazzard.
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.
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.
Ross Smith: A life spent in service to the community - by Garry Mallard
The public housing sector mourns the loss of one of its most colourful characters, long-time Waterloo resident, advocate and activist.
Michael Cassel to replace Anne Skewes as head of Land and Housing Corporation.
In the Newcastle Herald article below of 20 September 2019, it was announced that Michael Cassel would move from the Hunter and Central Coast Development Corporation to head up the Land and Housing Corporation responsible for the Communities Plus program and the Waterloo and redfern public housing redevelopments. Anne Skewes is moving to Crown Lands.
Redfern Station Community Option 5 Presentation Notes
On August 6th 2019 REDWatch and Reconnect Redfern presented Transport for NSW a Community Option 5 for the Redfern Station southern concourse. These are the notes from that presentation and should be read alongside the option 5 presentation slides. The presentation argues for five major issues to be addressed in designs for a southern concourse. The presentation also makes the case for a bike and pedestrian concourse between North and South Eveleigh which is missing from the options presented by Transport for NSW.
REDWatch comments on Stage 2 Heritage Interpretation Plan for the Locomotive Workshops SSD 8517 and SSD 8449
THis is the submission made by REDWatch on the Stage 2 Heritage Interpretation Plan for the Locomotive Workshops SSD 8517 and SSD 8449.
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