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News since last Redfern Waterloo Issues Update.
Site Visits 26 to 30 June 2017
For the week 26 to 30 June 2017 LAHC & Urban Growth have confirmed the following visits
Waterloo Estate and Metro Site Redevelopment - What we know at 20 June 2017
The summary below is an outline of what we know about the process at a particular point of time. We have included links so people can access the documents referred to.
Site Visits 19 to 23 June 2017
For the week 19 to 23 June 2017 LAHC & Urban Growth have confirmed the following visits
Site Visits 12 to 16 June 2017
For the week 12 to 16 June 2017 LAHC & Urban Growth have confirmed the following visits
Site Visits 5 to 9 June 2017
For the week 5 to 9 June 2017 LAHC & Urban Growth have confirmed the following visits
Background Information on site visits
Below are some points about the study process that have been provided by LAHC and UrbanGrowth that may help put the site visits into context.
Waterloo Estate Social Sustainability Assessment
A Social Sustainability Assessment is one of the key studies for the Waterloo Estate under the Waterloo State Significant Precinct Study requirements. Here we have bought together information about the study requirements and about GHD the consultancy doing the work. In 2012 GHD did some scoping work of Redfern and Waterloo Public Housing Estates for the Sydney Metropolitan Development Corporation (SMDA).
Waterloo State Significant Precinct (SSP) Studies and Consultants
NSW Planning and Environment have posted details of the studies required for the Waterloo State Significant Precinct, Land and Housing Corporation has posted a summary of these requirements and information about how and by whom the studies will be undertaken. In addition there have been two sessions in which there has been verbal clarification on some of the study issues. Here we have bought the information on studies as of 2 June 2017 together in one place.
Waterloo Master Plan Site Visits from 29 May to 2 June 2017
LAHC has provided details of consultants working on master plan studies that will on Waterloo Estate during the week 29 May to 2 June 2017. These are provided below.
Council's Role in the Waterloo SSP and the Project Review Panel
According to the Precinct Declaration The Department of Planning and Environment has established a Project Review Panel for the Nominated State Significant Precinct - Waterloo. It also provides some information alongside the initial announcement that gives us information about the City of Sydney Council role.
Quick Waterloo Tree and public domain Study!
Land and Housing Corporation (LAHC) have advised that there will be master plan consultants on Waterloo Estate on Friday 25 and 26 May 2017.
Quick Waterloo Traffic Study!
Land and Housing Corporation advised that a quick Traffic Study was being undertaken on Tuesday 23 May 2017. The traffic study will be measuring current traffic levels – vehicular, pedestrian and bicycle of the greater Waterloo area.
Initial Waterloo State Significant Precinct Declaration Details
Following the State Significant Precinct declaration for Waterloo on 18 May 2017 additional information was placed on both the NSW Planning and Environment's website and on the Communities Plus website. REDWatch provided the following initial unpacking of the declaration announcement to members, supporters and agencies on 21 May 2016.
Waterloo Nominated as State Significant Precinct kicks off Master Planning
Waterloo has been nominated by the NSW Government as a new State Significant Precinct which formally kicks off the master planning of the site. Residents have been advised by staff involved in the master planning that the master planning will commence with a month of capacity building with consultation workshops planned to commence towards the end of June/beginning of July. The Communities Plus website will be updated soon as the Department of Planning and Environment’s website. A newsletter to residents is planned for next week.
Independent assistance for master planning
Kira Osborne and Thomas Chailloux recently started work to independently resource tenants and the broader community during planning for the Waterloo redevelopment reports Geoff Turnbull in the April 2017 edition of the South Sydney Herald.
Building a platform of opportunity for Redfern/waterloo redevelopment
On 2nd March 2017 REDWatch held a session on Health Impacts and redevelopment – what do we need to know? The input to this session was provided by Elizabeth Harris, an Associate Professor in the Centre for Primary Health Care and Equity at the University of NSW and Director of the Health Equity Research and Development Unit, Sydney Local Health District. Below is an outline of her presentation.
3801 Ltd again under threat in 2017
Eveleigh Heritage rail operator, 3801 Ltd, after two years of difficult dealings with Transport Heritage NSW, was locked out of Eveleigh’s Large Erecting Shop (LES) at the end of January 2017. It can no longer operate its scheduled trips including the Cockatoo Run to the Illawarra and tours which collaborate with the cruise ship industry. Anything that leaves the LES cannot be returned to it.
What would Gladys Do?
With 3801 Ltd locked in a battle with Transport for NSW to be able to stay at the Large Erecting Shop (LES) in 2017 under a Berejiklian government, it is interesting to look back at the comments Gladys Berejiklian made in 2006 as then Shadow Transport Minister when 3801 Ltd was locked in a similar battle with the then NSW Labour government. You can see these in the media release below. What is the current equivalent of "A NSW Liberal/Nationals Government would ensure RailCorp renews the existing lease and was prevented from disposing of any of the rolling stock"? Maybe it is time for Gladys to take a personal interest in what is currently happening to 3801 Ltd to ensure they get a renewed lease and can continue to operate out of Eveleigh.
Rachel Forster – DA changes on exhibition until 6 March 2017
The Rachel Forster site developer, Kaymet Pty Ltd, is seeking to modify its concept plan and major project approval for the 134 – 144 Pitt Street, Redfern site. Below are the details of the major changes and links to where to make a submission before 6th March 2017.
Who's Who and what are they doing around the Waterloo Public Housing redevelopment
The below overview was initially put together in January 2017 as activities were being planned for the the Master Planning associated with the Waterloo Public Housing Redevelopment. We will try and keep this updated as the process unfolds so people have an idea of who is doing what. REDWatch is having a What's Cooking open mic on Thursday 2nd February where some of those involved below will be talking in their own words.
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