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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 --.
Mayoral Minute on Redevelopment of Waterloo Precinct - 13 August 2018
Tej minute below was moved by Lord mayor Clover Moore at the City of Sydney Council meeting on 13 August 2018, raising her concerns about the Waterloo options.
Waterloo Redevelopment Masterplan Whiteboard Animation
We are proud to launch the Waterloo Redevelopment Masterplan Process Whiteboard Animation project developed by Inner Sydney Voice and Counterpoint Community Services in conjunction with the Waterloo Neighbourhood Advisory Board Waterloo Redevelopment Group. This project was funded by the Law & Justice Foundation NSW. The aim of the whiteboard animation project is to provide independent information to the whole of the Waterloo community and key stakeholders on the Waterloo masterplan process, and to encourage the community to have its voice heard as part of the process through an engaging, original and innovative medium. We strongly encourage you to share this video with your neighbours, colleagues, friends and families. Please share on your social media and organisation websites where possible. Our aim is to reach as many people are possible who may not know how the masterplan process works, who have not been involved in the masterplan conversations to date, or who find it confusing. We hope this video helps to put together the complicated pieces of the planning puzzle and simplify the process. Capturing the Waterloo story so far and what the next steps are in a three and a half minute video was no mean feat! Over the coming weeks and months we will be screening the video at local meetings and forums. We also encourage other organisations and community groups to have screenings at their meetings or upcoming events.
Metro Quarter feedback report
On August 1 2018 UrbanGrowth Development Corp (UGDC) released its Engagement Report on what was heard in its three-week informal exhibition on the new Metro station and the buildings above it.
Elizabeth Street Redfern “Build to Rent”
On 2 August 2018 REDWatch held a forum on the Elizabeth Street Build to Rent model. As we explained in our email update LAHC got itself a bit tangled up and organising the meeting was a bit like an episode of Utopia. In spite if this we had a useful session unpacking this model which has some major attractions as part of the Communities Plus program - mainly that it does not sell off public housing lands.
Waterloo Options released - REDWatch
Below are the links to the options papers released on 2 August and some comments made initially by REDWatch.
Waterloo Estate Options
On 2nd August Land and Housing Corporation released the outline of the three options for the redevelopment of the Waterloo public housing estate that they propose to discuss with the Waterloo community in September and October 2018. Here is some information about the announcement and the options options.
File July 2018 Metro Waterloo Update
This leaflet was distributed by Sydney Metro City and Southwest on 29 June 2018 and it sets out the work expected on the site for the coming months
REDWatch Open Mike - 5 July 6pm Jul 05, 2018 from 06:00 PM to 08:00 PM Factory Community Centre, 67 Raglan Street, Waterloo,
This ‘open mic’ networking event aims to bring together local residents, community groups, and agencies. We want to have a conversation about your own or your groups views, plans, fears, reflections and aspirations for the year ahead.
Hans Bos at Irene Doutney's Memorial
We had a beautiful memorial for Irene, many friends came and spoke beautiful things about her, here is Hans Bos' contribution.
Community Memorial for Irene Doutney - Video
Below are the links to the formal presentations made at the Community Memorial for Irene Doutney on 29 June 2018.
File Irene Doutney Memorial Program, Obituary and Key Speaches for 29 June 2018
This is the program for the Memorial on 29 June 2018. It also includes an obituary and some key speeches by Irene.
Irene Dountney (1948 - 2018)
Irene Doutney passed a way on 11th June 2018. Irene was active on the Board of The Factory and on the REDWatch Co-ord Group for many years. She served two terms on the City of Sydney Council finishing as Deputy Lord Mayor. Stories about Irene and details of a Celebration of her life will be placed into this section of the website.
City of Sydney and Waterloo Metro Quarter Meetings
Questions on Notice from Councillor Phelps with response from Lord Mayor Clover Moore at Council Meeting on 25 June 2018
Vale Irene Doutney - Minute by the Lord Mayor
At City of Sydney Council meeting on 25 June 2018, the Lord Mayor, Clover Moore, presented the following Mayoral Minute in recognition of Irene Doutney.
Remembering Irene Doutney Community Memorial - 2pm 29 June 2018 Jun 29, 2018 from 02:00 PM to 05:00 PM Redfern Town Hall,
This is a community event to remember Irene Doutney who recently passed away. This is a community event involves Irene's family, friends and colleagues. It is supported by The City of Sydney (of which she was an ex Deputy Lord Mayor), The NSW Greens (of which she was an elected member), Counterpoint Community Services (of which she was a volunteer and long term Management Committee Member) and REDWatch (of which she was a Co-ord Group member 2007-2015) and the Redfern NAB (of which she was a NAB Rep). A 78er, Irene participated in the first Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras and was a long-time advocate for LGBTIQ rights. Irene had many involvements through her life and everyone is welcome to celebrate the contribution of this amazing woman.
Image Graphic from 2015 Tribute to Irene Doutney
Graphic from 2015 Tribute to Irene Doutney
Image Remembering Irene Doutney Community Memorial
Remembering Irene Doutney Community Memorial - 2pm 29 June 2018
File Remembering Irene Doutney Flyer - 2pm 29th June 2018
Remembering Irene Doutney Community Memorial June 29, 2018 2pm - 5pm Redfern Town Hall RSVP at https://www.jennyleong.org/remembering_irene
Metro Quarter Draft Master Plan Exhibition - 30th May until 20 June 2018 from May 30, 2018 05:00 PM to Jun 20, 2018 05:00 PM
This is an opportunity to comment on the proposed master plan for the Waterloo Metro Quarter before it is finalised and submitted for formal exhibition. 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.
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).
File Pyrmont to Camperdown – A better way - Sydney Uni Metro West Proposal
Sydney University has proposed a station on the Western Metro between RPA Hospital and Sydney University. To succeed Sydney Uni will have to knock off the already proposed Metro Station for the Bays precinct. The University proposal is that an Ultimo station can service the fish markets and surrounding areas. This PDF sets out the basic proposal 938KB PDF
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.
Locomotive Workshop - Response to Submissions – Design Updates Information Session Jul 11, 2018 from 05:30 PM to 07:00 PM Mirvac Site Office, Bay 7, 2 Locomotive Street, Eveleigh,
Mirvac would like to invite you to a drop in session that will be open from 5:30pm – 7pm on Wednesday 11th July.
REDWatch Meeting - 6pm Thurs 5 July 2018 Jul 05, 2018 from 06:00 PM to 07:40 PM Factory Community Centre, 67 Raglan Street, Waterloo,
REDWatch Meeting on Metro Quarter - 6pm Thurs 7 June 2018 Jun 07, 2018 from 06:00 PM to 07:40 PM Factory Community Centre, 67 Raglan Street, Waterloo,
This is an opportunity to hear UrbanGrowth present about their master plan proposal for the Waterloo Metro Quarter and to ask your questions.
Metro Quarter Draft Master Plan Information Session - Sat 2nd June 11am-2pm Redfern Town Hall Jun 02, 2018 from 11:00 AM to 02:00 PM Redfern Town Hall 73 Pitt Street Redfern,
This is an opportunity to comment on the proposed master plan for the Waterloo Metro Quarter before it is finalised and submitted for formal exhibition. 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.
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.
Metro Quarter Draft Master Plan Information Session - Wed 30th May 5-8pm Redfern Town Hall May 30, 2018 from 05:00 PM to 08:00 PM Redfern Town Hall 73 Pitt Street Redfern,
This is an opportunity to comment on the proposed master plan for the Waterloo Metro Quarter before it is finalised and submitted for formal exhibition. 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.
Link to Sydney Metro Waterloo Station Website
This is a quick link to the Sydney Metro webpage for the proposed Waterloo Station
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.
Link to the UrbanGrowth Metro Quarter Website
Quick link to the UrbanGrowth Development Corporation's Official Metro Quarter Website
Image Concept image for Waterloo Metro Quarter public plaza from consultation flyer
Concept image for Waterloo Metro Quarter public plaza from consultation flyer
Waterloo Metro Quarter Master Planning
The Metro Quarter is the site above the proposed Waterloo Metro Station. It has its own State Significant Precinct (SSP) study requirements. Early Visioning and study preparation was undertaken jointly with the Waterloo Estate SSP. On 18 May 2018 it was announced that the Metro Quarter master plan would be decoupled from Waterloo Estate master plan and that development of the Metro Quarter would be fast tracked to be built by 2022, two years before the station is scheduled to start operation. The announcement came simultaneously with 13 days notice of a 21 day "non statutory" exhibition of the draft master plan proposal for the above and below ground aspects of the site. The announcement broke undertakings given by LAHC, representing themselves, UrbanGrowth and Transport for NSW, that there would be a 6-8 weeks break between the release of the Visioning and consultant report summaries before there was any master plan consultations. During this time there was to be workshops run by the consultants on the main studies so the community understood the issues raised by the consultants that should be reflected in the the master plan. The decoupling makes it difficult to deal with site wide issues such as what community facilities might be best located on the estate or at the station.
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