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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.
Erskineville split over new supermarket
Plans to convert the disused Hive building at 21-23 Erskineville Road into a new supermarket were approved at a DA meeting on Monday September 24. This has left a number of local Erskineville residents displeased with Lord Mayor Clover Moore and her Sydney City Council. However, just as many local residents applaud the decision reports Robert Morrison in the South Sydney Herald in November 2009.
New Deputy Lord Mayor’s agenda
A conversation with Phillip Black, newly-elected Deputy Lord Mayor of Sydney by Dorothy McRae-McMahon in the South Sydney Herald in November 2009.
It's NOT Just ' moving your feet
Our ' Healthy Walking Breakfast ' is not just a case of 'moving your feet ' , during the walk , conversations are had and ideas exchanged , acknowledgements are made and advice given writes Mark Spinks. Examples of the ' walk in action ' are :-
Federal Govt supports Indigenous Employment at NCIE with $477,000
Minister for Employment Participation Mark Arbib today confirmed $477,000 in Federal funding for the National Centre of Indigenous Excellence to employ an Indigenous Employment Co-ordinator and deliver training reports this media release from Senator Mark Arbib the Federal Minister for Employment Participation and Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Government Service Delivery on 2 November 2009.
Crunch time for Waterloo supermarket
An impending Council vote on an ALDI supermarket in Waterloo has attracted the attention of Heffron state MP Kristina Keneally, who last week attended a committee meeting to push the case for the supermarket’s approval reports Shant Fabricatorian in City News on 29 October 2009.
Minister for Transport on Redfern Station October 2009
At the Estimates hearing on 17th September 2009 The Transport Minister David Campbell took a question about Redfern Station on notice. The breif answer to the questions on notice includes that "a preferred option has now been identified and is being refined"!
Winds of Change
A celebration of Col James's lifetime acheivements in social housing was held at Redfern Community Centre reports Central on 28 October 2009.
Super battle over South Sydney supermarkets
Sydney Council is considering two proposed supermarkets which could bring an end to what many have said is a limited grocery choice in South Sydney reports Robert Burton-Bradley in Central on 28 October 2009.
Redfern Waterloo Estimates - Answers to Questions on Notice
On 16th September 2009 in Estimates Hearings into Redfern Waterloo and Planning a number of questions were placed on notice either in writing or taken during the hearing. Below are the answers provided to these questions.
$5b metro counting on ghost passengers
THE State Government agency building Sydney's controversial $5.3 billion City Metro has vastly overestimated the number of people who will use the service [and change at Redfern – REDWatch], official figures reveal reports Andrew West in the Sydney Morning Herald of 26 October 2009..
Mad Max 4: Fury Road gets green light; Sam Worthington tipped to star
Much of the work will be done at Redfern's CarriageWorks reports Joe Hildebrand in the Daily Telegraph of 24 October 2009.
Redfern's ready for its close-up as developers set sights on the fringe
THE city fringe has been ready to move forward for the past few years but lack of funding and the world credit crisis meant many redevelopment plans were put on hold until the future looked brighter reports Keeli Cambourne in the Sydney Morning Herald of 24 October 2009.
Chance to Dance
Now recognised as a not-for-profit organisation, Urban Dance Centre offers opportunities for students of varying abilities and backgrounds. As part of its outreach program and alliance with South Sydney Youth Services, co-directors Julie Williamson and Juliette Verne have created a program titled ‘Chance to Dance’ where students from low socio-economic backgrounds in the Redfern area are invited into the UDC family. Each Wednesday students are led through Hip Hop inspired routines by resident teacher Michael ‘Sisqo’ Francisco reports this media release from Urban Dance Centre on 23 October 2009.
RWA, Council & Chamber Letter to Redfern Waterloo Businesses
In a letter dated 22 October 2009, to local businesses in the Redfern-Waterloo area, the RWA, City of Sydney and the Redfern Chamber of Commerce joined forces to inform business of the exciting developments in the area, and the opportunity to take part in Redfern's promising future. The text of the letter is provided below.
Clover under fire for donation disclosures
Questions have been raised over the effectiveness of City of Sydney Council’s Code of Conduct, after suggestions Lord Mayor Clover Moore breached the code at last month’s Council meeting, during a discussion over two Development Applications relating to Souths Leagues Club reports Shant Fabricatorian in City News of 22 October 2009.
Eveleigh Railyards Tour & Forum - 20 October 2009
How bread loaf could save Souths club without poker machines
THE sale of a fresh loaf of bread is the key to the future of South Sydney Leagues Club operating without poker machines reports the Daily Telegraph on 20 October 2009.
Souths gambles future on promise of pokie-free club
SOUTH Sydney Leagues Club has revived plans for a poker machine free club in an effort to persuade the City of Sydney Council to approve its plan for a supermarket sharing the Redfern site reports Paul Bibby in the SMH of 20 October 2009.
To Market, To Market
Farmers’ markets around the country are not all created equal say fair dinkum farmers who are keen to connect with their customers reports Carli Ratcliff on SBS Food on 20th October 2009.
October 2009 - RWA Update – Text Version
October 2009 - RWA Update – Text Version / Redfern Waterloo the best in Sydney’s eyes / A message from our CEO / Family and Culture Days rockin’ at The Block / Redfern businesses need to network; Chamber / Pemulwuy gets the nod for The Block / Eye screening day sees to children and parents / Local Plug [NCIE] / Redfern Town Centre guidelines closer to public exhibition / Redfern Waterloo Business Advice Service / South Sydney Youth Services / Making our community safer / Professor Patrick Dodson dines at Yaama Dhiyaan / Yaama Dhiyaan Hospitality Training / The Factory acknowledges community’s ‘unsung heroes’ / Award Winners / Want to be heard?
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