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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.
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.
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.
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.
Building a platform of opportunity for Redfern/waterloo redevelopment
On 2nd March 2017 REDWatch held a session on Health Impacts and redevelopment – what do we need to know? The input to this session was provided by Elizabeth Harris, an Associate Professor in the Centre for Primary Health Care and Equity at the University of NSW and Director of the Health Equity Research and Development Unit, Sydney Local Health District. Below is an outline of her presentation.
3801 Ltd again under threat in 2017
Eveleigh Heritage rail operator, 3801 Ltd, after two years of difficult dealings with Transport Heritage NSW, was locked out of Eveleigh’s Large Erecting Shop (LES) at the end of January 2017. It can no longer operate its scheduled trips including the Cockatoo Run to the Illawarra and tours which collaborate with the cruise ship industry. Anything that leaves the LES cannot be returned to it.
What would Gladys Do?
With 3801 Ltd locked in a battle with Transport for NSW to be able to stay at the Large Erecting Shop (LES) in 2017 under a Berejiklian government, it is interesting to look back at the comments Gladys Berejiklian made in 2006 as then Shadow Transport Minister when 3801 Ltd was locked in a similar battle with the then NSW Labour government. You can see these in the media release below. What is the current equivalent of "A NSW Liberal/Nationals Government would ensure RailCorp renews the existing lease and was prevented from disposing of any of the rolling stock"? Maybe it is time for Gladys to take a personal interest in what is currently happening to 3801 Ltd to ensure they get a renewed lease and can continue to operate out of Eveleigh.
The Large Erecting Shed has been locked and 3801 Ltd's tours ex Eveleigh suspended
The two articles below appeared in the Illawarra Mercury regarding the "Cockatoo Run" operated by 3801 Ltd out of Eveleigh. 3801 Ltd and other operators using the Large Erecting Shed (LES) were locked out at the end of January when they were unable to find an alternative locatioon for thier locomotives and other equipoment.
Who's Who and what are they doing around the Waterloo Public Housing redevelopment
The below overview was initially put together in January 2017 as activities were being planned for the the Master Planning associated with the Waterloo Public Housing Redevelopment. We will try and keep this updated as the process unfolds so people have an idea of who is doing what. REDWatch is having a What's Cooking open mic on Thursday 2nd February where some of those involved below will be talking in their own words.
AHC Pemulwuy Project Student Housing Proposed Changes
The Aboriginal Housing Company (AHC) has submitted revised plans to the Department of Planning and received the Department’s requirements for changes to the Student Housing element of the already approved Pemulwuy Project. Below is an outline by REDWatch of the AHC proposal from their submission and the Departments requirements.
Rachel Forster – DA changes on exhibition until 6 March 2017
The Rachel Forster site developer, Kaymet Pty Ltd, is seeking to modify its concept plan and major project approval for the 134 – 144 Pitt Street, Redfern site. Below are the details of the major changes and links to where to make a submission before 6th March 2017.
Redfern Station - Application to replace Platforms 6 & 7 - Closes 11 January 2017
The following notice has appeared on Redfern Station over the holiday break. It appears Sydney Trains propose to undertake work on platforms 6 & 7 while discussions are supposed to be underway this year about the possibility of a station upgrade are under discussions between UrbanGrowth NSW and Transport for NSW.
Progress Report on Redfern Station – 23 Nov 2016
The extract below is taken from the minutes of a meeting Wednesday, 23 November 2016 between representatives of Transport for New South Wales and representatives of the Planning Assessment Commission as part of its assessment of the Australian Technology Park State Significant Development Application. The minutes provide the following information about planning (or lack thereof) for Redfern Station and contrast to a December 2 news article in Central.
ATP CBA Redevelopment Approved with Changes by Planning Assessment Commission
The Planning Assessment Commission has made a number of important changes to the Department of Planning’s proposed consent conditions before providing approval for the Mirvac ATP development. Below is: a summary of the decision from the PAC Information sheet; links to the PAC reports and changes; and the ATP media release. Please note a number of significant changes are not highlighted in the Summary including changes to the Contribution Plan fees payable and measures to monitor public transport use by the site on an annual basis - the full details can be read in the ATP Determination Report link at the end of the PAC Summary.
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