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Affordable Housing mentions elsewhere on the REDWatch website

This collection is a search of the REDWatch Website for all references to Affordable Housing with the most recent first.
Dealing with our inner NIMBY and the housing challenge
In the lead up to the REDWatch meeting with Council on "How should we plan for growth?" in April 2024, the REDWatch Update email provided the following background to the issues facing communities. As we have received good feedback on the the article we have reproduced it on our website.
Silvester Fuller wins Design Competition for 600-660 Elizabeth Street Redfern (now known as Redfern Place) market housing building
In this media release of 28 February, Bridge Housing not only announces the winner of the design Competition for the site's market housing they also advise that the site will be known as Redfern Place which will "comprise four buildings, including a community space, market and key worker housing, affordable housing, NDIS and social housing, and the new home for Bridge Housing's head office as it returns to its roots in Redfern".
A summary of the City of Sydney’s draft submission on NSW Government’s proposed changes to create low and mid-rise housing
The City of Sydney, at the request of resident groups, has supplied the following Summary of the key issues in the Council submission.
Homes NSW Fact Sheet and Services diagram - 1 Feb 2024
This is the text of the Homes NSW Fact Sheet handed out at the REDWatch Homes NSW meeting on 5 February 2024. The Homes NSW Services diagram was also provided to the meeting. This meeting with Minister Jackson and senior staff was recorded and can be viewed on REDWatch_Redfern-Waterloo YouTube at . A link to PDF versions of both documents are at the foot of this email.
Homes NSW Launch Statement
This is the media statement of 2 February 2024, issued by Minister Rose Jackson, about the launching of Homes NSW.
Rebecca Pinkstone named as inaugural head of Homes NSW
The Government has just announced the new head of Homes NSW which is to start operation on 1 February 2024. Homes NSW will be established within the department of Communities and Justice. The text of the DCJ media release of 21 December 2023 is provided below.
File REDWatch Explorer Street Rezoning Submission
This submission on the 2023 rezoning of Explorer Street South Eveleigh was produced by REDWatch. REDWatch objected to the proposal on the basis that a delay on this rezoning was likely to result in a better social and affordable housing outcome.
Waterloo Consortia down to the Stockland and Lendlease consortia
LAHC have announced that the Stockland and Lendlease consortia have been shortlisted to undertake the Waterloo public housing redevelopment with a final decision on the successful tenderer expected mid 2024.
Explorer Street Rezoning Issues for Consideration
This page has been prepared by REDWatch to assist people in preparing their submissions about the Explorer Street Rezoning which closes on 1 December 2023. It covers background context to the proposal including on broader government policy that impacts the rezoning. It also covers the intended effects and identifies issues raised by the community.
Explorer Street South Eveleigh public housing rezoning proposal - exhibition until 1st December 2023
The Explorer Street South Eveleigh public housing rezoning proposal is on exhibition until Friday 1 December extended from 17 November 2023. The area proposed for redevelopment includes social housing dwellings on Explorer Street, Station Place and Aurora Place, but not nearby properties in Rowley Street, which are managed by Bridge Housing. Here you will find information about the exhibition. This page was updated with new information on the DPE webinar recording and Council's submission on 17 November 2023.
File Waterloo Community Update Newsletter 13 October 2023
This newsletter was distributed to Waterloo public housing tenants in October 2023. It provides an update on the redevelopment of Waterloo South after the increase in social and affordable housing to 50% and some reporting on meetings with tenants in Waterloo South and responses to some of the rumours that were raised. It also has an update on the Waterloo Human Services Action Pls\an dealing with the current issues facing tenants.
Have your say on rezoning plans for Explorer Street in Eveleigh
This media release was issued on Friday 13 October 2023 by Paul Scully, Minister for Planning and Public Spaces and Rose Jackson Minister for Housing about the rezoning exhibition until 17 November for Explorer Street Eveleigh.
Waterloo Public Housing Update – 6pm Thurs 7 September Sep 07, 2023 from 06:00 PM to 07:30 PM Factory Community Centre, 67 Raglan Street, Waterloo,
The NSW Government has announced that the Waterloo South redevelopment will proceed with an increased quantity of social and affordable housing. At the same time work is underway to create a new Homes NSW agency and to overhaul a much criticised public housing maintenance system. The REDWatch meeting on Thursday 7th September at 6pm will provide an update on all these changes proposed by the new NSW Government.
File REDWatch Waterloo Public Housing Update Meeting 7 Sept 2023 Poster
This is the poster for the September 2023 REDWatch meeting with updates on the Waterloo South redevelopment post the Goverenment's new targets for Social and Affordable Housing as well as updates on Homes NSW and the 2024 Public Housing maintenance contract.
File REDWatch calculations based on August 2023 increase in social and affordable housing
REDWatch has undertaken an analysis of the numbers for different tenure types in Waterloo South. The figures used are the minimum figures from the rezoning, and ministerial announcements on 4 November 2022 and 21 August 2023. While all care has been taken it is possible the spreadsheet contains errors so please check yourself and advise if any errors are found. At the media conference today the Housing Minister dismissed the suggestion that there would only be a 53 unit increase in social housing. These figures substantiate the basis for that calculation.
Waterloo South – good, but still time for a better deal for social housing and to raise the bar on what Government can deliver
This is the Shelter NSW media release on the announcement to increase the social and affordable housing on Waterloo South.
Counterpoint Community Services on Waterloo Increase
Below is how Counterpoint Community Services advised their newsletter readers about the Government announcement to increase the quantity of social and affordable housing in Waterloo South on 21 August 2023.
Waterloo South social and affordable housing boosted to 50% - Media Release
This is the media release from The Premier, Minister for Aboriginal Affairs and Treaty, Minister for Homelessness, Minister for Housing that was issued about the increased targets for the Waterloo South housing redevelopment.
Waterloo South to proceed with new targets - updated REDWatch response
Below is an updated REDWatch response to the announcement of new social and affordable housing targets for Waterloo South announced publicly on 21 August 2023. Some changes have been made to the initial response to reference additional material and responses as well as to cover comments made at today's media conference.
Action for Public Housing condemns Waterloo decision
Below is the text of the media release issued by Action for Public Housing, a grassroots collective of tenants and supporters who organise to defend and extend public housing, in response to the revised targets for the Waterloo South public housing redevelopment.
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