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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.
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.
Russell Crowe dumps cheerleaders for children
First Russell Crowe made the decidedly un-Hollywood move of dismissing the cheerleaders at his Sydney rugby league club. Now, continuing his campaign to make the game more family-friendly, the Oscar-winning actor has succeeded in banning gaming machines from the premises of the club, rejecting them as a social evil reports Paul Larter in Brisbane for The Times of London on 21 December 2007.
The South Sydney Leagues Club (SSLC) Board has reached a majority decision to have no poker machines in the Club upon completion of the redevelopment in 2008 reports this Press release from Souths on 21 December 2007.
The word is hope
At the end of a week in which the only news about Aboriginal Australia was the legal system's failure to protect a 10-year-old girl gang-raped in Cape York, the scene at Redfern Town Hall on Friday was a timely antidote for despair reports Miranda Devine in the Sydney Morning Herald of 16 December 2007 reporting on the Exodus Centre Graduation.
Sydney Symphony concert for the isolated
IT WAS the final Sydney Symphony concert for 2007, but the first in a series of concerts each year to be attended by disadvantaged fans reports the Sydney Morning Herald of 16 December 2007.
Community and Rabbitohs to share Redfern Park Oval
The community and the South Sydney Rabbitohs will share Redfern Park Oval, with community on weekends and the Rabbitohs during the week reports Inner Sydney Voice Issue 109 Spring Summer 2007.
Linking Public Housing to Service Support
Over the past two years, The Department of Housing (DoH) has introduced several reforms that will impact heavily on DoH Housing tenants and those services that provide them with support reports Inner Voice in Issue 109 Spring-Summer 2007.
TNT Tower to become English College
The GSA Language College have lodged a DA with the Redfern Waterloo Authority to move into one of the TNT towers.
Summer on the Green: All the fun of the fair
The sounds of jazz, hip hop and rhythm and blues will echo around the residential tower blocks of Waterloo public housing estate will take place today as residents from Waterloo, Alexandria, and Redfern and beyond joined with more than thirty community, government and private sector organisations to stage summer on the Green. The event will be use to mark the achievements of the local community and celebrate the Factory community Centres 30 years of service to the Waterloo community reports this media release from the Factory.
The following update was produced by Friends of Eveleigh on 6th December 2007.
Seeking the real Mundine
A STEALTH-BLACK Hummer H2 rolls past the abandoned lots on Vine Street, in Redfern. The driver's window rolls down, and Anthony Mundine sticks out his right hand. Kids swarm the still-moving car to touch it reports Chico Harlan in The Daily Telegraph of December 05, 2007.
Urban renewal or social breakdown?
The future of public housing in the Redfern-Waterloo area remains grim in the eyes of many residents as local authorities enter into the next stage of proposed redevelopments reports Candice Chung in the December 2007 edition of the South Sydney Herald.
Housing Minister avoids questions
The NSW Housing Minister’s media adviser appears to have misinformed the SSH about a meeting between the Minister and property developers in Waterloo, amid residents’ concerns for the future of public housing in the area reports the December 2007 edition of the South Sydney Herald.
Shop owners sweat on Cabinet decision
A lot has changed in Abercrombie Street Darlington with new shops coming on line. There are lots more coffee shops – from one about five years ago – with another coming on line in the next couple of months, as well as a mobile phone shop. It seems that everyone wants to move into Abercrombie Street reports Trevor Davies the December 2007 edition of the South Sydney Herald.
93.7 FM – a voice for Koori people
Koori Radio is highly regarded in the industry as a strong and independent source of news, arts and information for Sydney’s Indigenous community reports Ellice Mol in the December 2007 edition of the South Sydney Herald.
“No to Northern Territory intervention!”
Demonstrators took to the streets in Redfern to protest the intervention into Aboriginal communities in the Northern Territory reports the December 2007 edition of the South Sydney Herald.
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