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Elizabeth & Walker Streets Redfern Redevelopment

The plan for this redevelopment was announced in July 2002 as part of the DoH's decision to use privately funded redevelopment (see article in Redevelopment tab). In September 2003 the NSW Department of Housing wrote to residents formally informing them of what was planned in the development. The DoH could not get interest in the development as initially proposed and in May 2005 advised residents that they would try to gain interest by including the PCYC site in the development. Here we are collecting information about the Elizabeth Street development.
PCYC
With the involvement in November 2005 of the PCYC with the Rabbitohs in a proposal for Redfern Oval there has been much confusion regarding the situation of the PCYC in the Elizabeth Street Redevelopment in the absence of an amended Master Plan.
DoH Letter to Tenants 20 May 2005
This letter was sent to Public Housing Tenants advising the Departments decision to include the PCYC for Expressions Of Interest in the development. The letter advises that depending on the outcome of the new advertisements and Councils requirements a new Master Plan may be necessary.
ELIZABETH ST, REDFERN REDEVELOPMENT - FACT SHEET - September 2003
Urban renewal - BUILDING SAFER AND STRONGER COMMUNITIES - “a greater mix of public and private housing will help lessen the stigma sometimes associated with living on estates”
Elizabeth Street, Redfern Redevelopment Q&As
This Q&A sheet was originally put out and dated September 2003. The text below was taken from a PDF file dated 18 January 2005 which still showed the September 2003 date.
File Elizabeth St Masterplan
This is a copy of the current / initial Master Plan. The Master plan has not been changed following the Department of Housings email to residents in May 2005 that they would put the project up for expressions of interest with the previously excluded PCYC included.
File Elizabeth St Masterplan 3D
This is a 3D version of the current / initial Master Plan. The Master plan has not been changed following the Department of Housings email to residents in May 2005 that they would put the project up for expressions of interest with the previously excluded PCYC included.
DoH Letter to Tenents 20 May 2003
This letter was sent to Public housing tenants in May 2003 regarding the potential development of the Departments Elizabeth Street Redfern.
Walker Street Redfern First DoH Development
The article below by Pam Walker appeared in the Southern Courier Newspaper in 30th July 2002 and was the first residents of Walker and Elizabeth Street Redfern knew that their neighbourhood was planned to be the first of the DoH's privately financed redevelopments.
NSW GOVERNMENT GIVES GO-AHEAD FOR REDFERN REDEVELOPMENT
On Friday 27 April, 2007 Minister for Housing Matt Brown issued a media release announcing that the redevelopment of the Elizabeth Street, Redfern public housing site would proceed as part of State Plan Priority E6: strengthening our social housing sector. The Text of the Media Statement and the fact sheet is provided below.
City of Sydney Urban Design Study and Elizabeth Street Public Housing
During 2006 the City of Sydney undertook an Urban Design Study of Waterloo and Redfern which included the area of the Elizabeth Street Public Housing redevelopment.
Image Area covered by Redevelopment
This map shows the area covered by the Department of housing re-development bordered by Elizabeth St, Phillip Street, Morehead street and Kettle Street (GIF 106Kb).
Image Redevelopment as per the Approved Masterplan
This is a copy of the "After" shot from the DoH masterplan for the site. It is currently on the DoH website to show how the project will look upon completion (GIF 178Kb).
Artists Impression 1
This is the first artist's impression of the development bounded by Morehead and Walker streets (GIF 115Kb).
Artists Impression 2
This is the second artist's impression which shows Morehead Street East Elevation and Walker Street West Elevation (GIF 166Kb).
Redfern’s $28 Million Housing Redevelopment Underway
Minister for Housing, Matt Brown announced on 9 January 2008 that the demolition of old public housing buildings in Redfern is underway to make way for better, greener homes for those in need reports this media release from Matt Brown NSW Minister for Housing .
File Aerial view from Walker - Philip Corner
This diagram was released by the DoH on 9 January 2008 when the Minister announced that work would commence on the redevelopment of Walker and Elizabeth Street DoH properties. PDF 3.9MB.
File Overall View from Walker - Philip Streets
This diagram was released by the DoH on 9 January 2008 when the Minister announced that work would commence on the redevelopment of Walker and Elizabeth Street DoH properties. PDF 2MB.
Allocations to the new Housing development in Redfern East
The following information about housing in the new Redfern East redevelopment situated at Philip, Walker, Kettle and Morehead Streets Redfern was provided to prospective public tenants. While the ballot is now past we are providing this information on the REDWatch website so people can see the allocation and ballot processes used for this redevelopment as this gives some indication of the process that may be followed as other parts of Redfern and Waterloo are redeveloped. The Question and Answers also provide some basic information about the new public housing aspect of the redevelopment.
HNSW Information sheet about the Redfern East Project.
The information sheet about the Redfern east Project was provided for the inspections conducted from 13 - 18 December 2010.