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This directory shows up the most recent 80 changes to the REDWatch website. By visiting this page you can see what has recently been added on the site and if you use the RSS feed you can have the changes delivered to you when they occur. -- Please note any modification made to a page on the site is reflected here be it change of document type or correction of a spelling error or link. We show all changes as only this way will significant changes to exisitng pages also be notified when changes are made --.
File The Planning New Schools: School Safety and Urban Planning Advisory Guidelines
The State Significant Precinct requirements for Waterloo set this document as one of the documents that needs to be addressed in the precinct studies. This document is currently under review within the Department of Education and is not publically available to link to. Until the replacement policy is posted, REDWatch is posting the document referred to in the SSP requirements on its website. This will allow REDWatch to provide the link in our Combined SSP document and allow interested residents to access the document which needs to be addressed.
File REDWatch's Combined Waterloo SSP Study Requirements
The official Waterloo State Significant Precinct Study Requirements is made up of seperate requirements for Waterloo Estate and the Waterloo Metro Quarter. There are differences between the two study requirements. REDWatch has been advised that the studies by consultants will address both sets of requirements. To assist the community REDWatch has produced a combined version of the Waterloo State Significant Precinct requirements. This document shows common text in both sets of requirements in black, Waterloo Estate specific text in green and Waterloo Metro Quarter text in red. REDWatch has also updated this document with the links to the documents mentioned in the Key SSP requirements and where documents are referred to in the body of the document where these are available.
What can Labor do in Waterloo - An Open Public Forum to Discuss the Redevelopment of the Waterloo Housing Estate Aug 15, 2017 from 06:30 PM to 08:00 PM Redfern Town Hall ,
Redfern Labor invites you to attend a public forum to discuss the biggest change ever seen in our neighbourhood. A round circle community town hall style meeting, the event will start with four community representatives talking about their opinion of the redevelopment:
File What can Labor do in Waterloo? - Open Public Forum Poster - 15 August
This is the poster for the Redfern ALP Branch Public Forum on What can Labor do in Waterloo?
Waterloo Draft Consultation Map and Zones
Land and Housing Corporation (LAHC) presented a draft map to the Waterloo Redevelopment Group (WRG) on 19 July 2017. The map sets out the area to be consulted widely as well as the area for more intense consultation. The initial map also had light blue lines that link parts of the Waterloo Estate to adjoining areas this denoted that this area will be notified of a precinct meeting that will bring public housing tenants and surrounding residents together for a visioning session. There will also be visioning sessions for Aboriginal groups, Russian & Chinese language speakers and for youth.
Draft for Vision Consultation – Waterloo Redevelopment Precinct Master Plan
Land and Housing Corporation (LAHC) presented a draft for the Vision Consultation for discussion to the Waterloo Redevelopment Group (WRG) on 19 July 2017. At the Waterloo Redevelopment. This is an important document that sets out Drivers for the Waterloo Precinct Redevelopment and the Commitments that will influence the master plan - in effect the non-negotiables for the redevelopment. It also sets out the areas that are expected to be covered in the master plan Visioning consultations.
File August 2017 Metro Waterloo Update
This leaflet was distributed by Sydney Metro City and Southwest on 1 August 2017 and it sets out the work expected on the site for the coming three months.
REDWatch submission on Ongoing mechanisms for Heritage Co-ordination across the Former Eveleigh Railyard Precinct
This is the text of a submission made to UrbanGrowth Central to Eveleigh on 19 June 2019 about ongoing mechanisms for heritage co-ordination across the former Eveleigh rail yard precinct. Discussions between UrbanGrowth Central to Eveleigh and the Heritage Office on this topic became apparent when it was referred to in development conditions for Mirvac's ATP development in 2016. These discussions are ongoing and UrbanGrowth is also in discussions with landowners across the former rail yards.
File Poster for REDWatch Forum on Eveleigh Industrial Heritage & Social History Is it “history” or worth preserving for the future?
This is the poster for the REDWatch Forum on "Eveleigh Industrial Heritage & Social History Is it “history” or worth preserving for the future?" to be held on 3 August 2017 on Thursday 3 August, 6:00pm - 7:30pm at The Factory Community Centre, 67 Raglan Street, Waterloo.
Eveleigh Industrial Heritage & Social History - Is it “history” or worth preserving for the future? - REDWatch 3 August 2017 Aug 03, 2017 from 06:00 PM to 08:00 PM The Factory Community Centre, 67 Raglan Street, Waterloo,
REDWatch invites all to come and discuss the Eveleigh Raliway Workshops history, its relevance today, its preservation and interpretation for the future.
File 1917: The Great Strike - Community Day - 5 August 2017
There will be heritage activities on 5 August at ATP, Carriageworks and The Chief Mechanical Engineers Building at Eveleigh as part of a Heritage Community Day. This is the program to these events on 5 August.
REVISED DA Proposal for 4 Storey Student Accommodation ‘Boarding House’ with 218 rooms at 25-47 Wilson Lane (262 - 312 Wilson Street)
Stealing Our Skies report that as a result of public and council comment the UK based applicant, Scape (http://www.scape.com/) has made small amendments to its initial proposal. The scale, density and amenity of the development, however, may still concern current local residents. You can see their concerns here but must make a submission by 28 July if you have concerns.
File Audio from Public Housing: What is it? Where are we? How did we get here? and Where are we going?
The REDWatch forum on Public Housing held on 6 July 2017 was recorded and this is an edited recording from that meeting. Here you can hear for the first 22 minutes Associate Professor Vivienne Milligan from the UNSW City Futures Research Centre very informative presentation presentation on the History of Public Housing (you can download the presentation slides she is talking to from www.redwatch.org.au/issues/public-housing/Heritage/170706redwp/download). Also from 21:53 minutes in you can hear Julie Foreman the CEO of the Tenants Union talk about where public housing might be going and from 35:46 you can listen to some of the Q&A session. Thank you to Clare Lewis who recorded and filmed this workshop.
ISV Resources on Redevelopment
Inner Sydney Voice Magazine runs a broad range of articles written by experts in their field. These articles cover a broad range of topics relevant to inner Sydney including housing, urban issues, civil society and human services. While sometimes we produce special issues, like the one on Redeveloping Public Housing or Making the NDIS work for everyone, there are also important standalone articles in other issues of the magazine relevant to that topic that are often forgotten about even though they are as relevant today as they were when they were published. ISV has grouped articles together by topics and provide a research / reading list for those wishing to better understand some of the issues faced in inner Sydney. It is particularly helpful on issues covering the redevelopment of Waterloo public housing.
Site Visits 24 to 28 July 2017
For the week 24 to 28 July 2017 LAHC & Urban Growth have confirmed the following visits
File Public Housing – what is it, where are we, how did we get here and where are we going?
This presentation was given to the REDWatch Forum on 6 July 2017 by Vivienne Milligan. It provides an overview of the origins and history of public housing in NSW and some indication of where it might be going.
File Public Housing – what is it, where are we, how did we get here and where are we going?
This presentation was given to the REDWatch Forum on 6 July 2017 by Vivienne Milligan. It provides an overview of the origins and history of public housing in NSW and some indication of where it might be going.
REDWatch Forum - Public Housing: What is it? Where are we? How did we get here? and Where are we going? Jul 06, 2017 from 06:00 PM to 08:00 PM The Factory Community Centre, 67 Raglan Street Waterloo,
We will be joined by Associate Professor Vivienne Milligan from the UNSW City Futures Research Centre and Julie Foreman the Executive Officer of the Tenants Union of NSW.
Site Visits 3 to 7 July 2017
For the week 3 to 7 July 2017 LAHC & Urban Growth have confirmed the following visits
File Early Works on Waterloo Station Site from July 2017
This leaflet was distributed by Sydney Metro City and Southwest in late June 2017 and it sets out the work expected on the site from July to September 2017.
Waterloo Metro
Here we have gathered specific information about the construction of the Waterloo Metro Station.
Site Visits 26 to 30 June 2017
For the week 26 to 30 June 2017 LAHC & Urban Growth have confirmed the following visits
Invitation to the Future Planning Centre Open Day & Launch June 24th 11-4pm Jun 24, 2017 from 11:00 AM to 04:00 PM Waterloo Estate, 95 Wellington St, Waterloo,
This is the project you may have earlier referred to as a community master plan. This process will now do work that will formally feed into the LAHC Master Planning process. You are invited to drop down to the centre which is near the IGA in the middle of the estate on Saturday 24 June from 11-4pm.
Community Activity
There are many groups and projects happening in Waterloo. Here we have an over view of some of the players and information about their activities as they unfold.
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
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).
Social Sustainability Assessment - GHD
One of the important studies to be undertaken is the Social Sustainability Assessment. Here we will put information about that study.
Site Visits 12 to 16 June 2017
For the week 12 to 16 June 2017 LAHC & Urban Growth have confirmed the following visits
Living Well in Greater Density? Perks and Challenges of high-density neighbourhoods. Jun 15, 2017 from 01:30 PM to 04:30 PM Redfern Town Hall (Small Hall),
The independent Waterloo Capacity building Project is holding a community discussion facilitated by a panel including Dr Hazel Easthope a housing researcher at UNSW; Sean Macken an Urban Planner and Dr Tim Williams an Urban Renewal Specialist.
Inderpendent Assistance during Master Planning
Non Government Agencies and Community Groups have requested mechanisms for assistance for community members independent of LAHC and UrbanGrowth during the master planning process. This is being guided by the Groundswell agencies, Here you can get information on the Capacity Building Program run through Inner Sydney Voice or the Waterloo Community Development project run through Counterpoint Community Services.
Proposed Health Impact Assessment
REDWatch and agencies have been in discussion with Sydney Area Health about undertaking a Health Impact Assessment of the Waterloo Estate. While this study is not part of the SSP or LAHC proposed studies, the SSP required health issues be looked at so we hope that this study would inform that part of the SSP and Master Plan.
State Significant Precinct (SSP) Declaration and Study Requirements
On 18 May 2017 Waterloo Estate and the Metro Station above ground now called Waterloo Metro Quarter along with private land within the Consolidated Estate boundary was declared a State Significant Precinct. Here is information about the SSP Declaration and the Study requirements. Please note however that the Study requirements are what NSW Planning and Environment require as a basis for setting new planning controls. The studies as undertaken by consultants cover these requirements in a different way. There are also other studies being undertaken which are not required for planning controls but which deal with more "people" rather than SSP requirements.
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.
Consultant Site Visits during Master Planning
Following on from the announcement on 18 May that Waterloo has been nominated as a State Significant Precinct, Land and Housing Corporation (LAHC) have been informing the community when technical consultants are on-site so people know what is going on around the estate and so you can also inform others. They are aiming to have the information for the coming week available on Friday. As it is available REDWatch will post it here. Immediately below you will see some general information on these visits and links to additional information.
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.
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.
File City of Sydney Presentation on Waterloo Study Requirements to REDWatch 1 June 2017
This presentation on the Waterloo State Significant Precinct was delivered by Ben Pechey from City of Sydney Council to REDWatch. The presentation dealt with the requested topic of Density well done by saying that Council's requirements, including a set of principles from the Lord Mayor, were included in the study requirements and that Council would have an active role in monitoring the process. For those who are looking for a more specific presentation by the city on density issues we suggest looking at Council's Director of City Planning Graham Jahn in a presentation last year on the REDWatch site at www.redwatch.org.au/RWA/Waterloo/2016waterloo. Discussion is also underway to clarify with Council how the City will work with the Community at the same time as working officially in the Waterloo State Significant Precinct process.
Density done well - What does it mean for Waterloo? Jun 01, 2017 from 06:00 PM to 07:30 PM The Factory Community Centre, 67 Raglan Street Waterloo,
Council will present to residents on the studies required for the Waterloo redevelopment and what is needed for density to be done well in Waterloo.
File Community Plus Waterloo Newsletter May 2017
Following the declaration of the State Significant Precinct Land and Housing Corporation's Communities Plus issued a newsletter on 26 May 2017 advising the community of the announcement and the proposed consultation.
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.
File Study Requirements Nominated State Significant Precinct – Waterloo May 2017 - Differences highlighted
This document has had key differences between the Waterloo Estate and Waterloo Metro Quarter requirements highlighted by REDWatch to assist readers identify the differences between the two sets of requirements. This is a guide only. While we have taken care in this comparison we can not guarantee that all differences have been identified. Readers should rely on their own comparisons. If you identify any errors please email details to mail@redwatch.org.au. The original file can be downloaded from http://www.planning.nsw.gov.au/Plans-for-your-area/State-significant-precincts/Waterloo.
Study Requirements Nominated State Significant Precinct – Waterloo May 2017
On 26 May 2017 NSW Planning and Environment posted the Study Requirements for the Waterloo State Significant Precinct. Please note that there are two different sets of study requirements in this document and they are not identical - one covers the Waterloo Estate (pages 8-32) and the other covers the Metro quarter (pages 35-55). A Social Sustainability Assessment is required for the Estate but not for the Metro Quarter. Here is the link to the requirements.
File LAHC Calendar of Events for the Master Plan
With the State Significant Precinct declaration Land and Housing Corporation (LAHC) have released to the Waterloo Redevelopment Group an outline of the master plan timeline. The pink and blue lines indicate the stages on the time line and the green boxes above contain an outline of the activities expected during that month. The letters in the top right hand corner is the first letter of the month that activities are expected.
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.
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