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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.
RWA Statement on Allegations referred to ICAC
Chief Executive Officer of the Redfern Waterloo Authority, Mr Roy Wakelin-King, said the anonymous allegations referred to in the Budget Estimates Committee hearing on 1.6 September 2009 had been referred to ICAC reports this media statement of 25 September 2009.
Sydney Children's Festival at CarriageWorks
FEATURING 20 enormous sculptural artworks made by children from Sydney schools, the InterSchools Sculpture Exhibition gathers together representations of local native flora and fauna for a show at the Sydney Children's Festival reports The Daily Telegraph on 25 September 2009.
Trash and Trevor: Trevor Ashley - Travels with my Scooter
I think the main difference between myself and other boys at high school was obvious. Puberty kicked in and I realised that there was something that set me apart from others, something that made them "normal" and me not. In Year Seven it wasn’t so bad, because at that time it was something you dreamed about, but it wasn't legal. It was forbidden fruit. But, by Year Ten, the testosterone had kicked in and boys in my year were all buying motoring magazines, and I was reading Dolly. Yes, it's true. They all had a burning desire... to drive. And I did not. Most of them turned 16 and rushed straight to the RTA to get their learners, often on their birthday. I auditioned for roles at Rockdale Musical Society. By the time we reached Year Eleven and Twelve many of them drove to school. I was still stuck with my bus pass and a twenty minute walk from the stop. But it really didn't bother me. I eventually got my learners when I was almost 18, got in the car once to drive, hated it so much I never did it again writes Trevor Ashley in SX News.
South Sydney's shop, pokie plan under fire
South Sydney Leagues Club is facing a battle to have poker machines as well as a supermarket in its club in Redfern reports ABC news on 21 September 2009.
Steam team breathes life into an old boiler
ON A coal-black winter's night in June, deserted Central Station played host to an almost ghostly encounter: the secret trials of a newly rebuilt steam engine writes Steve Meacham in the Sydney Morning Herald of September 19, 2009 .
Corruption allegations against former NSW planning boss investigated
State corruption watchdog ICAC is investigating allegations of corruption involving the former head of the Redfern Waterloo Authority reports Robert Burton-Bradley in Central on 17 September 2009.
RWA Questions at Estimates Hearing - 16th September 2009
Below we have extracted the examination of proposed expenditure for the portfolio areas of Planning and Redfern Waterloo by General Purpose Standing Commiittee No. 4 on Wednesday 16 September 2009. This transcript has been extracted from the draft transcript. For the final transcript please refer to the link at the end of this transcript.
Sydney’s supermarket sprawl under fire
The battle for grocery dollars in the inner city escalated this week after a Sydney Council committee considered an application for a new supermarket in Erskineville reports Robert Burton-Bradley in Central on 16 September 2009.
Railcorp keeps Redfern station design under wraps
RailCorp has come up with a preferred design for the Redfern station upgrade but will not release it to the public reports Kim Shaw in Central of 16 September 2009.
Redfern boxer fights in Canada
Indigenous Welterweight Champion Paul West (right) left for Canada on Monday to represent Australia at the Multi-Nations Cup reports Central on 16 September 2009.
Farmers wanted for city markets
The success of Sydney’s farmers’ markets and strong consumer demand for access to fresh seasonal, local and artisan food sold directly by farmers and their families, has generated an unexpected outcome – a shortage of farmers breports FoodWeek Online on 14 September 2009.
Sustainable living opens up
Sticky-beaking is the latest social activity to take on a green tint, with a record 160 properties opening their doors to the public for this year’s Sustainable House Day on Sunday, September 13 wrote Shant Fabricatorian in City News of 10 September 2009.
Fix Redfern station: Sydney Council pleads
The upgrade of Redfern station is a “key driver in Redfern’s economic revitalisation over coming years”, according to the Redfern Waterloo Authority website. But on the same website, John Watkins is still Minister for Transport reports Central on 8 September 2009.
Waterloo dancer scholarship to Big Apple
Lucas Van Der Fect of Waterloo has won the prestigious Broadway Dance Centre Protege award to study dance full time in New York reports Central on 6 September 2009.
Tired of lives ending in loneliness
WHEN one more elderly person in his care died a lonely death, the community health worker Bridge Andrews was saddened that yet another story had gone untold, wisdom taken to the grave. It was time to act. Andrews approached City of Sydney Council and secured funds to make a film about some of the elderly residents in the Redfern-Waterloo area reports Clare Morgan Sydney Morning Herald Arts Editor in the SMH of 4 September 2009.
Commencement of Balfour Park Works
As you may be aware, Frasers Property Australia, as part of the development of the old Carlton United Brewery site, is committed providing the community several parks, both on site and in the vicinity of the site. We are pleased to announce that works for the Balfour Street Park, at the conjunction of Balfour Street and O'Connor Street, are due to commence shortly reports this media release from Frasers Property on 4 September 2009.
Young talent brightens the night life
It’s a wintery Tuesday night in Kings Cross and on the emptied dance floor of nightclub Candy’s Apartment 30 young men and women are getting a pep talk on the dangers of drugs. Far from addicts or delinquents, these talented and hopeful musicians are copping a lesson about what is expected of them as resident DJs of one of Sydney’s most popular clubs reports Angus Thompson in City News of 3 September 2009.
Central Readers Respong on Redfern Story
The following letters have been either published in Central or on line in response to the Central's article of 26 August 2009 about the future of Redfern.
New cab zones in Sydney CBD including Baptist Street
Hailing a cab will now be easier with new taxi zones and extra one-minute pick up and drop off areas in No Stopping zones around the city reports Central on 2 September 2009.
Waterloo doco keeps it real
Everybody is invited to the screening of a half-hour film about four elderly residents of Waterloo public housing estate reports Central 0n 2 September 2009.
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