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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.
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?
Alexandria rave scuttled
Police shut down a rave party at an abandoned warehouse in Alexandria on Sunday morning reports Central on 20 October 2009.
It’s a matter of simple arithmetic. Some people have lots while others have little, in a so-called system of social equality that doesn’t really add up. The 1 House=1000 Homes initiative aims to balance the ledger by enlisting grass-roots NGOs, property-owners and the public to tackle the problem. One of the creators, Mathieu Gallois tells us more Angela Bennetts in City News 19 October 2009…
NCIE GYM to open at 6am for one year trial
The Department of Planning approved on 16 October 2009 the Modification Application for the National Centre for Indigenous Excellence to operate the Gym from 6 am rather than the earlier approved 7 am for a one year trial reports REDWatch.
Roy Wakelin-King Leter to Central 14 October 2009
The following letter was written by RWA CEO to Central Magazine in response to articles appearing in 30 September 2009 Issue of Central concerning the RWA.
Green thumbs up for Kitchen Garden
Around 500 city locals flocked to Eveleigh in the last weekend of September, as CarriageWorks launched its Kitchen Garden Project reports Ehssan Veiszadeh City News on 12 October 2009.
The Eveleigh Markets have won The Sydney Morning Herald 2010 Foodies Award for Best Markets in Sydney and more than 3,000 people a week are enjoying them reports this media release from Minister Kristina Keneally on 10 October 2009.
Tranby Aboriginal College Offers Course to Non Indigenous Students
Due to overwhelming demand, Tranby Aboriginal College is offering an Aboriginal Studies Evening Course to non-Indigenous people, starting later this month reports this media release from Tranby on 7 October 2009.
Indigenous opportunity in Redfern
THE Minister for Community Services and Women, Linda Burney, has officially announced the membership of the Youth Advisory Committee for the National Centre of Indigenous Excellence reports Central 0n 7 October 2009.
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