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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.
Mission Australia to replace TPRS and HCP Statewide in new TPCE
On 31 October 2018, FACS announced that Mission Australia had won the tender to provide the replacement service for the long standing TPRS and place based HCP programs. Mission Australia will run the new Tenant Participation and Community Engagement (TPCE) across the entire state from December 3 2018 after the existing TPRS and HCP programs end.
Strong market interest in Elizabeth Street mixed build-to-rent development
The NSW Government has announced the conclusion of the competitive tender process to find a development partner to deliver mixed social, affordable and private housing in Elizabeth Street, Redfern under the nation's first mixed tenure Build-to-Rent model. Below is the text of the media release issued by Minister Goward.
Waterloo Options Testing & Feedback extended until Monday 19 November 2018
Land and Housing Corporation (LAHC) have advised that they will extend all feedback on Waterloo Options testing until 19 November. This includes feedback via the surveys both on-line and return of hard copies of the surveys. LAHC will also continue with informal drop-ins session through Waterloo Connect for members of the community that wish to still go through information on the options at the Waterloo Connect Office. LAHC will communicate this to the community through the C+ website and outreach notifications which we are continuing to still undertake around the estate.
Sign the petition to restore support for Redfern & Waterloo tenant services following HCP and TPRS defunding
REDWatch is very concerned about the loss of services for Redfern and Waterloo public tenants that will happen with the ending of the Tenant Resource Participation Service (TPRS) and the Redfern Waterloo based Housing Communities Program (HCP). We have organised a petition to bring attention to the problem and to seek a response from FACS.
Waterloo option testing begins with new option information
Options testing has begun with the release of additional information on each options released on the first day of testing. Below is REDWatch's guide to options testing and our concerns about the process that was emailed to REDWatch's members and supporters lists.
Clover Moore Meeting with the concerned residents at Waterloo
The item below appeared in Clover Moore's eNews 875 on 14 September 2018 and reports on a meeting held between councillors and Waterloo tenants on 12 September 2018.
Mayoral Minute on Redevelopment of Waterloo Precinct - 13 August 2018
Tej minute below was moved by Lord mayor Clover Moore at the City of Sydney Council meeting on 13 August 2018, raising her concerns about the Waterloo options.
Waterloo Options released - REDWatch
Below are the links to the options papers released on 2 August and some comments made initially by REDWatch.
Elizabeth Street Redfern “Build to Rent”
On 2 August 2018 REDWatch held a forum on the Elizabeth Street Build to Rent model. As we explained in our email update LAHC got itself a bit tangled up and organising the meeting was a bit like an episode of Utopia. In spite if this we had a useful session unpacking this model which has some major attractions as part of the Communities Plus program - mainly that it does not sell off public housing lands.
Metro Quarter feedback report
On August 1 2018 UrbanGrowth Development Corp (UGDC) released its Engagement Report on what was heard in its three-week informal exhibition on the new Metro station and the buildings above it.
Community Memorial for Irene Doutney - Video
Below are the links to the formal presentations made at the Community Memorial for Irene Doutney on 29 June 2018.
Hans Bos at Irene Doutney's Memorial
We had a beautiful memorial for Irene, many friends came and spoke beautiful things about her, here is Hans Bos' contribution.
City of Sydney and Waterloo Metro Quarter Meetings
Questions on Notice from Councillor Phelps with response from Lord Mayor Clover Moore at Council Meeting on 25 June 2018
Vale Irene Doutney - Minute by the Lord Mayor
At City of Sydney Council meeting on 25 June 2018, the Lord Mayor, Clover Moore, presented the following Mayoral Minute in recognition of Irene Doutney.
Irene Doutney in her own words
The following description of Irene Doutney is adapted from her old City of Sydney Council Website and provides a good overview of what Irene stood for.
Details for Irene Doutney's funeral and memorial
We have received the following details on 14 JUne 2018 evening from Sylvie Ellsmore regarding arrangements for Irene’s funeral which we are passing on.
A Conversation on Human Services in the Redfern/ Waterloo Area
On Thursday 3 May 2018 REDWatch held a Roundtable on Human Services. Through caseworkers we found six people to start the REDWatch session by talking about their experience of the human services system and how it could be improved. This was then followed by a facilitated conversation with the broader attendees who had an interest in the human services system about what needed to be changed in the human services system. This conversation was led by Lyn Lormer from the Local Community Services Association (LCSA).
Vale Irene Doutney - 4 June 2018
It is with great sadness that I let you know of the death today of Irene Doutney at the St Vincent’s Hospice. Irene has been unwell for some years outliving doctors initial expectations. Plans will be made this week for a celebration Irene’s life probably here somewhere in Redfern and will let you know arrangements when know.
Waterloo Metro Quarter railroads public housing tenants
The media release below was issued jointly by Inner Sydney Voice, Counterpoint Community Services and REDWatch on 30 May 2016. The media release was aimed to raise concerns about the separation of the Metro Quarter engagement from that of the Waterloo Estate.
Draft Metro Quarter Proposal
On Wednesday 30 May 2018 UrbanGrowth NSW Development Corporation (UGDC) and Transport for NSW / Sydney Metro released their draft proposal for the Waterloo Metro Quarter (Station block) and held their first information session. Here is a quick guide to what was released.
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