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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.
ATP signs sponsorship deal with Souths
The Australian Technology Park (ATP) has entered into a two-year agreement to sponsor local community service provider Souths Cares, as well as take on the naming rights to the Australian Technology Park Performance Centre at Redfern Oval reports the South Sydney Herald of December 2009.
Darlington resists the Uni push
Like old Dan in Judith Wright’s ‘South of My Days’ John and Bev Hunter have 70 years of Darlington memories hived up in them like old honey. “It was a great place. We had the best of it,” Bev recalls. “It was a really safe area. You could leave your key in the door, or leave it open, or the key under the mat. You never got shut out” reports Neil Whitfield in the South Sydney Herald of December 2009.
Looking for clues at the Cauliflower
The Australian Crossword Club was established in 1990. Today, with a strong membership base across all states in Australia, the Club is a non-profit organisation that aims to provide enjoyment and stimulation to the devotees of the crossword puzzle reports the South Sydney Herald of December 2009.
New Bus Service to City and North Shore
South Sydney and Botany Bay residents now can use a new, high frequency bus service to the City and North Shore writes Kristina Keneally in her advertisement in the South Sydney Herald of December 2009.
Flair, initiative and perseverance at the ATP
Last month the Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research, Kim Carr, was at the Australian Technology Park (ATP) in Eveleigh as part of the federal government’s Powering Ideas initiative. The senator from Victoria was there as part of the Rudd Government’s long-term strategy to boost the nation’s innovation capacity and performance. This was part of the $3.1 billion injection into research and innovation from this year’s budget reports Nicholas McCallum in the South Sydney Herald of December 2009.
What instrument does a skeleton play?
I must admit I didn’t know the answer to that significant question until told to us all by a confident young Darlington Public School student at the Halloween Fete recently. The answer is, of course, “A trombone!” Obvious, when you think of it. She gave us another one. “What does a bird say on Halloween?” The bird says, “Twig or tweet!” reports Dorothy McRae-McMahon in the South Sydney Herald of December 2009
Have you heard? - The fast news with Trevor Davies - December 2009
Trevor Davies in Have You Heard – The fast News in the South Sydney Herald of December 2009 has reported on a couple of Redfern Waterloo items which we have extracted below:
Building on Common Ground
In October, NSW Premier Nathan Rees received widespread community support when he announced a plan to permanently help some of the 27,000 of his citizens who are homeless every night. On November 19, NSW Housing Minister David Borger informed the media that the DA would be placed that day with the City of Sydney reports the South Sydney Herald of December 2009.
Australian rail heritage ‘travesty’
The Australian Technology Park is trying to dispose of a collection of rare and unique heritage machines that former workers at the Eveleigh rail yards were promised would be preserved reports Robert Burton-Bradley in Central on 2 December 2009.
Str8 Ballaz un-rap their true talent
THE Str8 Ballaz have left behind their teenage past on Glebe’s streets to rap about their lives and loves writes Marie Sansom in Inner West Courier of 29 November 2009.
Wanted: housing for uni students
THE University of Sydney is seeking small-property owners to help solve a chronic student housing shortage brought about by the tough city rental market reports Heath Gilmore the Higher Education writer in the Sydney Morning Herald of 28 November 2009.
As one door closes…
Key College has avoided closure next year by finding new premises to rent in Redfern for the next two years writes Aaron Cook in City News on 26 November 2009.
Choice sites for cheaper housing
THE City of Sydney is considering selling more than $30 million worth of prime inner-city real estate to developers who will build affordable housing reports Paul Bibby Sydney Morning Herald Urban Affairs on 24 November 2009.
Integrity, Ethics and the NSW Public Service
The NSW Ombudsman, Mr Barbour, has put into words what everyone else who has had to deal with the bureaucracy has known for many decades – that the bureaucracy has morphed the concepts of Integrity and Ethical Behaviour into things demanded of those engaging with the bureaucracy whilst exempting themselves. They have been given a different meaning by the bureaucracy to that contained in the dictionary when bureaucratic compliance is sought by the public. They have been removed from underpinning dialogue between the bureaucracy and the public in an attempt to avoid accountability and ethical behaviour on the part of the bureaucracy. The historic concepts of Integrity and Ethical Behaviour have become something to be avoided by the bureaucracy at all costs writes Ross Smith in TSN's Rimfire Review of 23 November 2009.
Redfern Waterloo Built Environment Plan Stage 2 (BEP2) Update November 2009
The Redfern Waterloo Authority and Housing NSW issued the Update below in November 2009. It was handed around at the Redfern Neighbourhood Advisory Board information day on Saturday November 21st 2009.
Mixed Use Development, Redfern RSL, Gibbons Street, Redfern - Response to Submissions
The Department of Planning have made available the the respose from the Redfern RSL site developer to submissions from the public exhibition. The developers Preferred Project Report incorportates changes following public comment as well as submissions from bodies such as the RWA, Department of Planning and the City of Sydney.
South Sydney winger Nathan Merritt overjoyed after being named in Aboriginal All-Star team
NATHAN Merritt remembers the spot being right across the road from Souths Leagues. No barbed wire. No jagged metal, either. Just up, over and get stuck in. "Yeah, me and my cousins, we were always climbing that fence at Redfern Oval when we were little," Merritt recalls, grinning. "But back in those days it really was one of only two options ... footy or the PCYC." reports Nick Walshaw in the The Daily Telegraph on 20 November 2009.
It's last drinks at the Abercrombie and punters raise a toast
LAST drinks have been called at a historic Sydney pub on the former Carlton United Brewery site as construction of the $2 million residential and commercial hub approaches reports Josephine Tovey in the Sydney Morning Herald of 19 November 2009.
Unis push for land to build student housing
FIVE public universities are negotiating with the Premier, Nathan Rees, to relax planning laws and free up Crown land to help build housing for an extra 15,000 students in Sydney reports Heath Gilmore in the Sydney Morning Herald of 19 Novemner 2009.
Sydney city ``most exciting’’ place to live: Community Pulse Survey
Readers from 20 newspapers across Sydney, including those of the Mt Druitt Standard, all agreed the suburb was dull. Blacktown, Redfern, Campbelltown and Liverpool rounded out the top five most boring suburbs. At the other end of the scale the city, Bondi, Manly, Newtown and Parramatta were listed as the most exciting reports Central on 18 November 2009.
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