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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.
Preliminary Master Plan not to be made Public
Housing NSW have declined a REDWatch request that the Preliminary Masterplan be made public for community consultation before it is reported to the Federal Government by advising that "the preliminary masterplanning is an internal working document exploring options for Housing and Property Group’s major sites and is in a constant state of development". Housing NSW has also declined REDWatch's request to publicly release the HNSW Preliminary Masterplan progress reports to the Federal Government. Below you can see what REDWatch requested and why and how HNSW have responded. REDWatch wrote to HNSW when it became apparent HNSW had made no provision in their consultation to publicly exhibit their Preliminary Masterplan.
Five grotty train stations set for sale to the private sector
FIVE of Sydney's overcrowded and grubby train stations could be handed over to the private sector for redevelopment [including Redfern] writes Rhys Haynes in The Daily Telegraph of 9 March 2012.
Governor-General lends voice to charity
DARLINGTON: On Thursday February 2 the Governor-General, Her Excellency Quentin Bryce AC CVO, visited the Shepherd Centre in Abercrombie Street to learn more about vital services and programs offered, and to celebrate the recent positive outcomes achieved by the Centre’s 2011 graduates writes Andrew Collis in the South Sydney Herald of March 2012.
Gentle exercise for body and mind
REDFERN: Every Wednesday for just over a year there has been a free Tai Chi class behind the café in Redfern Park. The class is offered by SHARE Learn for Life in partnership with the City of Sydney and NSW Health writes Liesa Clague in the South Sydney Herald of March 2012.
Foley - Ilbijerri Theatre Company Festival of Sydney Sydney Opera House Performed by Gary Foley Directed by Rachel Maza review by Jabe Barton.
Valé Kim Walker (Carol Pein) – advocate, teacher and friend
On February 6, over 250 people packed into the upper room at Redfern Town Hall to celebrate the life of Kim Walker, also known as Carol Pein, and shed tears at her passing at the age of 48. Many people in the audience came in wheelchairs and several came with guide dogs because Kim was a powerful advocate for the rights of people with all types of disability, not only for people living with an intellectual disability like herself writes Julie McCrossin in the South Sydney Herald of March 2012.
Uni breaks promise
In this letter to the South Sydney Herald of March 2012 Tim Brunero responds to the University of Sydney’s undertaking to move the car park entrance from Abercrombie Street.
All about money and greed
In this letter to the South Sydney Herald of March 2012 Sue Fraser Fraser responded to Michael Shreenan’s article about Redfern becoming the next Paddington.
Abercrombie Street upgrade
An upgrade of the southern side of Abercrombie Street and a scoping study for the northern side was approved by Council at its February meeting. The upgrade involves the widening and paving of the southern side of Abercrombie Street between Ivy Street and Shepherd Street including the undergrounding of electricity delivery to buildings on the southern side writes Geoff Turnbull in the South Sydney Herald of March 2012.
SMDA planning glimpse - North Eveleigh Affordable Housing
The $M30+ CUB site contribution for affordable housing gets a top-up with the discovery of a Housing Affordability Fund grant to the RWA for $7,911,904 for a “North Eveleigh Affordable Housing Project”. The grant was made 22 months ago on 19/4/2010 and is to be expended within 59 months. No announcement of this project or of how the RWA/SMDA will deliver affordable housing has been made writes Geoff Turnbull in the South Sydney Herald of March 2012.
What is Social Impact Assessment and why does it matter?
Social Impact Assessment (SIA) is a process used to anticipate the social effects of a proposal before it is finalised or a decision is made. It can be used for small projects and for very large urban renewal projects – like Green Square or Redfern Waterloo. The aim is to foresee what social outcomes are likely and prevent negative outcomes, especially severe consequences, and to improve positive outcomes writes Alison Ziller in the South Sydney Herald of March 2012.
Ashmore redevelopment lacks planning, say residents
ERSKINEVILLE: On February 22, Erskineville and Alexandria residents filled Erskineville Town Hall to capacity to express their views on the proposed Ashmore Estate redevelopment before local and state government members. Convened by the Friends Of Erskineville (FOE) residents’ association, the meeting addressed deep concerns among locals about the project writes Kate Texilake in the South Sydney Herald of March 2012.
Ambassadors for dignity and grace
“Live life!” is the maxim of the 2012 NSW Seniors’ Week (March 18-25), an event organised by Ageing Disability and Home Care (ADHC) writes Sandra Beeston in the South Sydney Herald of March 2012 .
Needle dispensary in public interest?
REDFERN: An Automatic Dispensing Machine (ADM) for syringes will soon be installed on Redfern Street outside the Redfern Community Health Centre writes Justine McNamara in the South Sydney Herald of March 2012.
Twists and turns in Uni development
DARLINGTON: The Sydney University Business School plans will shortly be submitted to the Department of Planning for re-exhibition. The development is to be built within its Abercrombie Precinct adjacent to Darlington Public School and across Abercrombie Street from a row of residential terraces writes Lyn Turnbull in the South Sydney Herald of March 2012.
Campaign launch for lifts at Redfern
REDFERN: Twenty years of government inaction over lack of access at Redfern station has mobilised the local community, resident groups, Aboriginal communities, businesses and political party branches to join forces in the Lift Redfern Station campaign. The campaign is calling upon the Minister of Transport to take immediate action to install lifts to Redfern station platforms writes Joel Pringle in the South Sydney Herald of March 2012.
SMDA planning glimpse - BEP2
BEP2 will return with an SMDA exhibition of planning controls and an Urban Renewal Studies Overview Report about mid-2012 writes Geoff Turnbull in the South Sydney Herald of March 2012.
Winners of the Railway Short Film Competition
“Winner of the Inaugural Railway Short Film Competition held as part of the Open Day at the Eveleigh Heritage Workshops and Australian Technology Park was John Mannion from inland South Australia, with his touching documentary - Last Train, a documentary on the ripping up of an historic rail link at Terowie in South Australia” Tom Cowan President of the Eveleigh and International Railway Film Society and Co- ordinator of the short film competition said in this media release of 2 March 2012.
Sydney Uni Explains February Changes to Buisness School Plans
The South Sydney Herald in preparing an article for their March Issue put a number of questions to Sydney University. It was not possible to cover all the material in the paper article so SSH passed the statement to REDWatch so we could make the statement publicly available when the paper was published.
Uni Vice Chancellor Backflips
Residents of the small inner city suburb of Darlington fear being swamped by 7500 additional people and traffic as the University of Sydney prepares to lodge a Development Application with the Department of Planning and Infrastructure for a massive new business school reports this media release from RAIDD on 24 February 2012.
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