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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 You can get up to date news by setting up a Google News alert at 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.
Human Rights Award for Redfern Legal Centre
The Redfern Legal Centre has won the 2007 Human Rights Award, presented by the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission reports Reem Al-Gharabally in the South Sydney Herald of February 2008.
Have You Heard
Trevor Davies in Have You Heard – The fast News in the South Sydney Herald of February 2008 has reported on a number of Redfern Waterloo items.
Marking time and place - Artist Profile: Michelle Frances Collocott
Michelle Collocott’s residential studio is located at 314 Abercrombie Street, Darlington. An artist of some renown, nationally and internationally, her work (spanning 50 years) incorporates painting, photography, collage, and, of late, horticulture, to express intimate concern for urban and rural environments reports Andrew Collis in the South Sydney Herald of February 2008.
City of Sydney supports public tenants
City of Sydney Public Housing Liaison Officer, Dominic Grenot, is developing a public housing plan reports Samantha Van in the South Sydney Herald of February 2008.
South Sydney to Hobart
Simon Williams is a Redfern resident and business development officer for TAFE NSW. His job, he says, entails working hard to raise funds for an under-resourced and important educational organisation. Because he works hard he also needs to rest and have fun. Simon’s idea of fun is yachting. This summer marked his seventh Sydney to Hobart. Simon spent three days and 19 hours on board a yacht called Zen reports the South Sydney Herald of February 2008.
Incinerator makes way for civic centre
Demolition work has begun on the disused Waterloo incinerator at Zetland, Green Square – a building that has been at the heart of over 30 years of public planning controversy. The demolition, which is expected to take up to six months, brings to an end debates over how the controversial site could be used reports Sarah Malik in the South Sydney Herald of February 2008.
Rosebery residents challenge mega-church
On Friday January 11, around 50 Rosebery residents gathered outside the office of State Labor Member for Heffron, Kristina Keneally. The MP was presented with a petition of over 800 signatures in protest over the proposed Hillsong mega-church to be built on the old RTA site on Rothschild Avenue reports Nicholas McCallum in the South Sydney Herald of February 2008.
Erskineville stories for the big screen
Erskineville Stories is a film made by local artist, Annie Kennedy. It tells the stories of 10 residents who have lived in Erskineville since the 1920s reports the South Sydney Herald of February 2008.
3801 Ltd Announce new Illawarra Tour service
3801 Ltd, who operate out of the Large Erecting Shop at South Eveleigh, have announced in the media release below that the Cockatoo Run will incorporate the “Illawarra Tree Top Flyer” which is expected to open on 8th March 2008. 3801 Ltd expects to operate this new tourist service every Thursday & Sunday commencing following the opening of the “Illawarra Tree Top Flyer”. The detail of the media release of 3rd February 2008 is below.
Alive and Active - The Large Erecting Shop Eveleigh Railway Workshops, Redfern
The LES Eveleigh is very much alive and active as a Heritage Railway Workshop with volunteers and staff members engaging in various activities throughout January 2008 reports the January 2008 Update from the Friends of Eveleigh.
Olympian efforts for workers
WHEN the former Olympic chief Juan Antonio Samaranch declared Sydney's 2000 Games the "best ever", the TV cameras cut to the grins on the faces of organising committee bigwigs. But watching at home in his western Sydney living room, one of the unsung champions of the Olympics also had a contented smile reports Andrew West on Les Tobler in the Sydney Morning Herald Australian Day honours January 26-27 2008.
Key Redfern Projects Move Forward
Two key urban renewal projects in the Redfern-Waterloo area have taken another step forward with the announcement of a successful tenderer for the Rachel Forster Hospital site, Planning Minister and Minister for Redfern-Waterloo Frank Sartor said today (24th January 2008) in this media release.
Waterloo Green
Housing NSW provides housing assistance to people in need. When there is antisocial behaviour in parks or common areas owned by Housing NSW such as Waterloo Green, Housing will pass on relevant information to NSW Police for their action reports this media release from Matt Brown Minister for Housing in NSW of 20 January 2008.
Direct descendants of those who helped found the South Sydney Football Club took part in a 100 year enactment of the creation of the Club at its birthplace the Redfern Town Hall tonight reports this media release from South of 17 January 2007.
$28 million housing boost for Redfern
RUN-DOWN Redfern units will be knocked down and replaced with new, family-friendly, environmentally sustainable homes after a $28 million development was announced last week reports Courier Central of 16 January 2007.
The Demolition Begins as Redfern Gets a Revamp
Public housing in troubled Redfern in Sydney's Inner Suburbs is getting a major facelift reports Victoria Owens on Macquarie National News of 9 January 2008.
Hugh puts his faith in youth
A strong social conscience runs deep in the family of Mosman teenager Hugh Bachmann. He tells Andre Khoury of the Mosman Daily about his passion to make a difference.
Redfern’s $28 Million Housing Redevelopment Underway
Minister for Housing, Matt Brown today announced the demolition of old public housing buildings in Redfern is underway to make way for better, greener homes for those in need reports this media release from Matt Brown NSW Minister for Housing on 9 January 2008.
Sydney's Top 100
The Sydney Morning Herald's the (sydney) magazine produced a list of Sydney's most influential people for their January 2008 Issue #57. Included in the list were a few identities well known around Redfern including - Dr Naomi Mayers from the AMS; Col James - Architect with long association with the Block; Anthony Mundine boxer and Clover Moore the Lord mayor of Sydney. The extracts on each of these people is provided below:
Blowing Waterloo's stack for green square
WORK on the much-vaunted $1.7 billion Green Square town centre, first mooted in the early 1990s by the Keating government, has finally begun with the demolition of the former Waterloo Incinerator at Zetland reports Wendy Frew the SMH’s Urban Affairs Editor on 1 January 2008.
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