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News since last Redfern Waterloo Issues Update.
A Conversation on Human Services in the Redfern/ Waterloo Area
On Thursday 3 May 2018 REDWatch held a Roundtable on Human Services. Through caseworkers we found six people to start the REDWatch session by talking about their experience of the human services system and how it could be improved. This was then followed by a facilitated conversation with the broader attendees who had an interest in the human services system about what needed to be changed in the human services system. This conversation was led by Lyn Lormer from the Local Community Services Association (LCSA).
UrbanGrowth Metro Quarter Clarifications
At the REDWatch meeting on June 7 2018 UrbanGrowth undertook to provide some information back to REDWatch in clarification of some issues raised.
Irene Doutney in her own words
The following description of Irene Doutney is adapted from her old City of Sydney Council Website and provides a good overview of what Irene stood for.
Details for Irene Doutney's funeral and memorial
We have received the following details on 14 JUne 2018 evening from Sylvie Ellsmore regarding arrangements for Irene’s funeral which we are passing on.
Vale Irene Doutney - 4 June 2018
It is with great sadness that I let you know of the death today of Irene Doutney at the St Vincent’s Hospice. Irene has been unwell for some years outliving doctors initial expectations. Plans will be made this week for a celebration Irene’s life probably here somewhere in Redfern and will let you know arrangements when know.
Waterloo Metro Quarter railroads public housing tenants
The media release below was issued jointly by Inner Sydney Voice, Counterpoint Community Services and REDWatch on 30 May 2016. The media release was aimed to raise concerns about the separation of the Metro Quarter engagement from that of the Waterloo Estate.
Draft Metro Quarter Proposal
On Wednesday 30 May 2018 UrbanGrowth NSW Development Corporation (UGDC) and Transport for NSW / Sydney Metro released their draft proposal for the Waterloo Metro Quarter (Station block) and held their first information session. Here is a quick guide to what was released.
Metro quarter to open without trains
The construction of large buildings around a new metro railway station at Waterloo in Sydney's inner south will be fast-tracked after planning for them was separated from the massive redevelopment of a nearby Public housing estate, writes Matt O'Sullivan in The Sun Herald of 27 May 2018.
What do we know about what is planned for the Metro Quarter from the announcement
The Metro Quarter will be integrated with the new Waterloo Sydney Metro Station and will encompass a new Metro Station and over station development, including new homes (including social and affordable housing), shops, community health services / community services and a new public / community plaza (concept only image) with an adjoining community building. The Metro Quarter Precinct is bounded by Botany Road, Cope Street, Raglan and Wellington Street. The Metro Quarter will be delivered ahead of the wider Waterloo Estate redevelopment and aims to be completed by 2022 before the trains are expected in 2024.
REDWatch Initial Reaction on the Master Plan separation of Metro Quarter from Waterloo Estate
Below are the initial comments from REDWatch about the Metro Quarter Master Plan announcement on 18 May 2018 as sent to REDWatch members and supporters.
Human Services - May 2017
The beginning of May 2018 has a Waterloo human services focus, with three events providing different opportunities for people to hear about, discuss and provide input on what needs to happen to better provide human services in the area. More information about each of the events can be found later in this email. The three events are:
Human Services in Redfern and Waterloo: A potted history listing of plans, interventions, activities, consultations and reports
This listing is prepared to provide an overview of key announcements and activities relating to Human Services in Redfern and Waterloo. It is not exhaustive and generally reflects what was known publically. Most projects were announced and not evaluated or ceased for one reason or another. Future Human Services planning should be aware of the earlier work in the area and learn as much as possible from it. Here we have not tried to draw out those lessons just construct an overview of what has gone before. Where reports or further information is available we have provided links or indicated that reports or resources are available.
Request for Human Services Case Studies
It is proposed that there will be a meeting of NGO Executive Officers and senior representatives from different Human Service departments in February 2018 to start work on a Waterloo Human Services Plan. In the lead up to this Michael Shreenan wrote to NGOs on behalf of Counterpoint, REDWatch, Groundswell and Inner Sydney Voice on 7 December 2017 asking for case study input. Below is the letter sent out. We are looking for feedback by Friday 19th January 2018.
REDWatch Request to FACS for Human Services Plan
The email below (which has been slightly altered for the website) was sent to the FACS Deputy Secretaries responsible for FACS Housing at Waterloo and FACS Land and Housing Corporation and FACS Secretary Michael Coutts-Trotter. It provides an outline of a long push to get Human Services on the agenda alongside the Waterloo Master Plan.
Human Service Plan Goals from REDWatch Perspective
REDWatch has been involved in a few meetings with Land and Housing Corporation about the shape of a human services plan for Waterloo. The document below has been provided to LAHC as an indication of some of the systemic issues that REDWatch wants to see addressed in a Waterloo Human Services Plan.
REDWatch Submission on Locomotive Workshops SSDAs
Below is a copy of the REDWatch submission to The Department of Planning and Environment regarding Mirvac's proposed redevelopment of the ATP Locomotive Workshop.
Elizabeth Street Redfern Declared State Significant Precinct on Sept 9 2017
On September 9 the NSW Department of Planning and Environment declared 600-660 Elizabeth Street, Redfern a potential State Significant Precinct (SSP), in order to set new planning controls.
Elizabeth Street Redfern Developer Registration of Interest 20 Dec 2017
Minister Prue Goward visited Redfern on Wednesday 20 December 2017 to announce a Registration of Interest (ROI) process to speed up the proposed redevelopment of The Elizabeth Street Redfern public housing.
Proforma Submission for Locomotive Workshop DA Objection
The below proforma submission has been put together by ARAG based on material supplied to REDWatch. Please take what you find useful, express it in your own words and then make your submission on the major Projects portal.
Locomotive Workshop redevelopment SSDAs - Exhibition until 15 Dec 2017
Mirvac originally split its proposal for the Locomotive Workshop into two but the Department of Planning has placed both the Mirvac DAs on exhibition together. There are differences between the documents as they deal with different ends of Loco. The Bays 1-5 DA deals with the heritage Bays 1 & 2, the proposed retail and the impact of the proposed supermarket on heritage. Bays 6-16 deal with the commercial end of the development. The issues related to the movable heritage collection and how the development deals with the heritage fabric of the buildings goes across both DAs.
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