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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.
Leamington saved
Save Leamingt on Ave Inc (SLA) has been seeking assurances that their homes are safe since a leaflet arrived in their letterboxes showing resumption in June 2010. After two years they have received a letter from Transport for NSW (TNSW) Director General assuring them that “properties in that area are not required for transport projects, either now or in the foreseeable future” writes Geoff Turnbull in the South Sydney Herald of July 2012.
Redfern Station upgrade update
Media reports on the NSW Government’s Fixing the Trains: Sydney’s Rail Future on June 21 said the second harbour tunnel crossing would extend through the city and connect south of Central to the Illawarra and Bankstown lines. This is consistent with maps in the report and may help speed up the sale of North Eveleigh and the upgrade of Redfern Station which should not be impacted.
Kristina Keneally Resigns from NSW Parliament
The Hon Kristina Keneally MP today (23rd June 2012) announced she will resign from NSW Parliament effective 29 June 2012 reports this media statement from Kristina Keneally.
The Redfern Waterloo Case Coordination Project receives approval from Privacy Commissioner
The NSW Office of the Privacy Commissioner has issued a Direction relating to the Redfern Waterloo Case Coordination Project under s. 41(1) of the Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1998 allowing the City of Sydney Council and specified Government bodies to exchange information in the referral and management of Complex Cases in the Redfern Waterloo area under the preview of the Redfern Waterloo Case Coordination Senior Officers’ Group, which is comprised of representatives from Participating Organisations and Participating Agencies. The general details of the determination is provided below and the full determination and the definitions can be found at the link at the bottom of this page.
Lack of site security major Rachel Forster meeting concerns
One of the major issues to emerge from the Rachel Forster meeting on 16 June 2012 was the ongoing lack of security on the site. Residents reported that people had often been seen in the abandoned building and it was still possible to access the site. Residents said that they had seen material such as copper being stolen from the building and other activity which had resulted in material including asbestos being thrown from the site. There was concern that as the redevelopment of the site was still some way off that this issue needed to be addressed to ensure these problems did not continue and that the chance of a fire on the site was minimised. The developer said he visited the site weekly and did drive-bys more frequently however local residents said much more needed to be done to secure the site. The facilitator from ABC Planning said the issue would be addressed.
Trevor Davies Memorial Get together - 14 June 2012
A good crowd turned out to Tripod Cafe to remember Trevor Davies on the first anniversary of his death. Among the tributes was the adapted song "Trveor's Way" put together and led by John Lansky.
New development body will have power to buy up land from hold-outs
A NEW government body charged with boosting the state's historically low levels of housing construction will have powers to compulsorily buy private property to include in large development sites writes Matthew Moore in the SMH of 14 June 2012.
Premier accelerates approvals to kick development into high gear
NEARLY half a billion dollars has been allocated for infrastructure in housing growth areas and the assessment of development applications will be sped up to bolster the state's housing and construction sectors reports Josephine Tovey in the SMH of 13 June 2012.
Moves to fast track housing
COUNCILS will be dangled a $50 million carrot to pay for their infrastructure woes while a new government body will be given the power to turbocharge housing delivery reports Vikki Campion in The Daily Telegraph of 13 June 2012.
SMDA & Landcom combined into new Urbangrowth NSW
Urbangrowth NSW will integrate and refocus Landcom and the Sydney Metropolitan Development Authority (SMDA) as a key new driver of the Government’s approach to housing delivery. “The Government intends to have the new organisation up and running by mid July,” Minister Hazzard said in the statment below delivered as part of the NSW Budget on 12 June 2012.
Planning Minister wants terraces, not big blocks of land
FORGET the great Australian dream of having a big backyard with room for a swimming pool, NSW Planning Minister Brad Hazzard says Sydneysiders "want" to live in tiny terraces writes Barclay Crawford in The Sunday Telegraph of 3 June 2012.
Harbour crossing back on track
A SECOND harbour crossing will be the centrepiece rail project in the state government's draft transport masterplan, to be unveiled within months reports Jacob Saulwick in the SMH of 2 June 2012.
REDWatch Submission on USyd Abercrombie Precinct Redevelopment Application No: MP07_0158
In the submission below on the University of Sydney Abercrombie Precinct Redevelopment, REDWatch raised issues highlighted the deficiencies in the ARUP and Parson Brickerhoff Traffic Studies. In light of these deficiencies we ask the Department to also apply the SKM review findings to this application. We also request the Department to require a TMAP with similar conditions to those applied to North Eveleigh for the Abercrombie Street Development.
SMDA Evidence to Inquiry into Utilisation of Rail Corridors
Below is the proof transcript of Evidence given by SMDA CEO Roy Wakelin-King top the Committee on Transport and Infrastructure Inquiry into Utilisation of Rail Corridors on 28 May 2012. It deals primarily with the operations of the SMDA and not with issues related to Redfern Station.
North Eveleigh Early Works conflicts with Concept Plan Approval : REDWatch
REDWatch opposes the SMDA Early Works proposal as it both differs from the Approved North Eveleigh Concept Plan and is in direct conflict with the Concept Plan Approval conditions. The details of the REDWatch comparison of the Early Works Application and the North Eveleigh Concept Plan Approval is provided below in their submission of 25 May 2012 below.
Community honks for traffic review
Concerned residents at a forum last Monday discussed the future of the North Eveleigh area which has been approved for mixed-use redevelopment reports Florencia Melgar in City News on 24 May 2012.
North Eveleigh Community Forum - SLA Questions and points for discussion
The Questions and Points below were produced by Save Leamington Avenue Inc and provided to the SMDA for the Community Forum held on 21 May 2012.
North Eveleigh Community Forum & Submission Background
Here you will find some background to the North Eveleigh Concept Plan and links to documents repating to the plan and the Affordable Housing Exhibition. Due to changes on the RWA & SMDA website we have provided new links to documents. This document was originally sent out as an email to people with an interest in North Eveleigh Issues.
Rachel Forster Hospital Information Session Leaflet
This is the text of the letter sent to neighbours of the Rachel Forster Hospital initially for a meeting on 2 June 2012. The initial meeting was rescheduled on a wet day after residents complained that the inside of the Rachel Forster building was not suitable place to hold a public meeting. The meeting was subsequently moved to Redfern Town Hall from 10am-12pm on Saturday 16th June 2012.
Long List for Lift Access
LORD Mayor Clover Moore has received another 500 signatures petitioning for lift access at Redfern station reports Central on May 16 2012.
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