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RWIU 2 May 2008

In this Update: RWA North Eveleigh Concept Plan on Exhibition until 12th June 2008 / Some Initial Comments on the North Eveleigh Concept Plan / RWA Community Information Sessions on North Eveleigh Concept Plan / Next REDWatch Meeting to Discuss North Eveleigh Concept Plan – 6pm 7th May 2008 / North Eveleigh Concept Plan Darlington Businesses Briefing – 3 pm Thursday 8th may 2008 / Redfern Business – Towards the Future Forum – Forum Tuesday 6th May Frasers Broadway Update / Housing NSW Acts on Redfern Waterloo Playgrounds / MTV Awards and the ATP Noise Debate / RWA DA Approval for Signage and Cafe / Inquiry into Overcoming Indigenous Disadvantage in Redfern Coloured Digger ANZAC March / Friends of Eveleigh Updates / More Opera House for those on Government Benefits / Position Vacant: Coordinator Food Distribution Network Inc.- Closes 12th May 2008 / Larissa Behrendt – ‘Reconciliation after the Apology’ - 22nd May 2008 / Macquarie Street Ethics – Will things ever Change? – 25th May 2008 / Critical Pedagogy and Participatory Learning for Social Transformation : The Role of Higher Education Conference Nov 27 - 28 2008 / Connect Redfern – Children and Family Services Lists Updated for Term 2 2008 In the Media / May 2008 South Sydney Herald / Have your say – Summary of Current Consultations

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In this Update:

RWA North Eveleigh Concept Plan on Exhibition until 12th June 2008

Some Initial Comments on the North Eveleigh Concept Plan

RWA Community Information Sessions on North Eveleigh Concept Plan

Next REDWatch Meeting to Discuss North Eveleigh Concept Plan – 6pm 7th May 2008

North Eveleigh Concept Plan Darlington Businesses Briefing – 4 pm Thursday 8th may 2008

Redfern Business – Towards the Future Forum – Forum Tuesday 6th May

Frasers Broadway Update

Housing NSW Acts on Redfern Waterloo Playgrounds

MTV Awards and the ATP Noise Debate

RWA DA Approval for Signage and Cafe

Inquiry into Overcoming Indigenous Disadvantage in Redfern

Coloured Digger ANZAC March

Friends of Eveleigh Updates

More Opera House for those on Government Benefits

Position Vacant: Coordinator Food Distribution Network Inc.- Closes 12th May 2008

Larissa Behrendt – ‘Reconciliation after the Apology’ - 22nd May 2008

Macquarie Street Ethics – Will things ever Change? – 25th May 2008

Critical Pedagogy and Participatory Learning for Social Transformation : The Role of Higher Education Conference Nov 27 - 28 2008

Connect Redfern – Children and Family Services Lists Updated for Term 2 2008

In the Media

May 2008 South Sydney Herald

Have your say – Summary of Current Consultations

Coming Events (look at the new local events entered on the REDWatch website that are not covered here)

RWA North Eveleigh Concept Plan on Exhibition until 12th June 2008

On Saturday 26 April Minister Sartor announced the Draft Blueprint for North Eveleigh Released and at the same time the RWA distributed its May 2008 RWA Update - PDF Version is (861 Kb PDF). (A text version can also be found on the REDWatch site at May 2008 – RWA Update – Text Version). Media reports of the announcement have included the Sun Herald’s Movement at the station to ease squeeze and the Sunday Telegraph’s $550m to `sex up' Eveleigh.

Notice of the concept plan exhibition appears on the Department of Planning’s website as MP 08_0015 with contact details for the officer handling the exhibition and details for submissions. For copies of the documents on exhibition the DoP site directs people to the RWA’s home page which has the details of the RWA’s eight information sessions (see more below). The Concept Plan and its A-Z Appendices can be downloaded from www.redfernwaterloo.nsw.gov.au/development_applications/north_eveleigh.htm. The documents can be also viewed in hard copy at the City of Sydney Council, Redfern Neighbourhood Service Centre, 158 Redfern Street, Redfern. To be considered as part of the exhibition all comments must be supplied in writing to the Department of Planning by June 12 2008.

Some Initial Comments on the North Eveleigh Concept Plan

We have only had time for a quick look over the RWA’s concept plan so these are just some initial observations that may be helpful.

The Concept Plan is very much about the placement of buildings within the site rather than what is in the buildings or what they look like. The concept plan specifically says it is not looking for approval for a particular mix of residential units or for a set number of parking spots on the site. Similarly the Concept Plan provides a matrix of possible environmental outcomes but leaves whoever buys the site from the RWA to work out how green they want the development to be. The Statement of Commitments is only in draft and allows the potential purchaser to make changes with final decisions “to be addressed at Project Application Stage”.

The Concept Plan notes “The potential for some (or all) commercial space on the site to be occupied by one of the neighbouring universities” (Page 49) and “The proposed concept Plan also provides for a range of residential forms which could well be tailored for student housing, The need for student housing has been raised in consultation between the University of Sydney and the RWA” (Page 35).

The traffic study has been done taking into account Sydney University’s planned Abercrombie Street development as well as the North Eveleigh traffic impacts. We find the exclusion of the Lawson Street and Gibbons Street intersection from the traffic study perplexing given that it from these lights that occasional traffic bank ups back down Lawson into Abercrombie Street in some peak periods originate. This is before the 20% growth predicted in the study. Residents impacted by the current CarriageWorks on street parking problems will not be happy to see the increased parking allowance within the CarriageWorks has been based on the same inadequate rate initially applied by Council. Others may find some initial comfort that the Concept Plan is not asking for approval for a specified number of parking spots on the development but this matter will need to be dealt with presumably in a separate application from the CarriageWorks.

The plan proposes adaptive reuse of heritage buildings such as the Chief Mechanical Engineers building for residential use, the Telecommunications Equipment Centre for community use and the Scientific Services Building to be used as a community / cultural building. As indicated in the Preliminary Environment Assessment the Paint Shop will be substantially adapted to include a 4 and 5 storey residential building. The retail space in the Paint Shop has provision for semi-trailer access as does the CarriageWorks.

We notice that there has been some changes in floor space allowed for the future use of the Blacksmith Shop and that there has been some rearranging of the size of the three precincts. Together these have the effect of dropping the proposed FSR for the central area back from 1.3:1 to 1.1:1, compared to the existing planning controls of 1:1. The Concept Plan details where on the site the proposed building envelopes exceed the heights under the RWA’s planning controls. It also requests the Minister use the power he has to override the restrictions to allow an increase in FSR for the Central Precinct and to allow greater heights within areas zoned for lower heights. The floor space over the entire site is under that allowed in the sum of the individual controls.

We think people reading the Concept Plan will have a lot of questions about what is not pinned down in the Concept Plan and why so much latitude is given to whoever buys the site after its sale. The RWA is correct when it says there will be plenty of opportunities for consultation on the site as there is still much to be decided and is potentially subject to changes by the developer.

We would like to hear people’s comments on the documents and we will endeavour to raise some of the issues in a future update. Please consider sending us a copy of your submission and if you would like to share it with others we will also put it up on the REDWatch website.

RWA Community Information Sessions on North Eveleigh Concept Plan

The RWA is holding 8 Community Information Sessions to coincide with the Department of Planning's exhibition of their concept plan proposal for North Eveleigh. This is an opportunity to see the model of the project and a 3-D animated computer model allowing you to travel through the site. The plans and environmental assessment will also be on display. At other times the documents can be seen at the City of Sydney's Neighbourhood Service Centre at 158 Redfern Street Redfern. Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm and on Saturdays 9am - 12pm or downloaded from the web.

The Community Information Sessions will be held at North Eveleigh at Yaama Dhiyaan, 255 Wilson Street (Next to CarriageWorks Entrance). The dates and times are provided below and for more information contact Mohini Nair or Yolanda Gil on 92029100 or by email at redfernwaterloo@rwa.nsw.gov.au.

  • Tuesday         6 May 2008 4-6 pm
  • Saturday      10 May 2008 2-4pm
  • Tuesday       13 May 2008 4-6pm
  • Tuesday       20 May 2008 4-6pm
  • Wednesday  28 May 2008 4-6pm
  • Wednesday    4 June 2008 4-6pm
  • Saturday        7 June 2008 2-4pm
  • Wednesday  11 June 2008 4-6pm

It is important to understand that RWA Information Sessions are not a mechanism for submitting comments. They are to just to provide the community with the opportunity to ask questions. To have your comments and concerns considered in the final DoP decision about the documents on exhibition you must submit your comments in writing to:

The Director
Urban Assessments
Department of Planning
GPO Box 39,
Sydney
NSW 2001        email to information@planning.nsw.gov.au

Please also send your concerns to REDWatch to assist us reflect community concerns in our submission email mail@redwatch.org.au

Next REDWatch Meeting to Discuss North Eveleigh Concept Plan – 6pm 7th May 2008

One of the main agenda item’s for the next REDWatch Meeting on Wednesday 7th May at 6pm at The Factory Community Centre in Raglan St will be the North Eveleigh Concept plan so if you want to discuss the concept plan please come along. If you have concerns about aspects of the RWA North Eveleigh Concept Plan please pass your comments on to REDWatch emailing mail@redwatch.org.au so we are aware of your concerns and can also take them up in our discussions and submission. REDWatch meets between 6pm and 8pm at the Factory Community Centre on the first Wednesday of the month.

North Eveleigh Concept Plan Darlington Businesses Briefing – 4 pm Thursday 8th May 2008

RWA CEO Robert Domm has agreed to a Darlington Business Briefing - 4pm on Thursday 8 May. This has been organised by the South Sydney Herald and the Darlington Chapter of the Redfern Waterloo Chamber of Commerce. All businesses in Darlington and the broader Redfern Waterloo area welcome to attend this special briefing at Yaama Dhiyaan, 255 Wilson Street, Eveleigh (next to the CarriageWorks viewing platform and entrance)..

Redfern Business – Towards the Future Forum – Forum Tuesday 6th May

A forum for local businesses is being held from 6.00-8.00pm Tuesday 6th May 2008 at Mr Marys, 106-110 George Street, Redfern. The forum with Environmetrics, who are undertaking the “Redfern Business Precinct – Towards the Future” Study for the City of Sydney Council, is being hosted by the Redfern Waterloo Chamber of Commerce (RWCC). The meeting will hear about the study commissioned by the City of Sydney to develop strategies and actions to promote and enhance the Redfern Business Precinct over the next 3 to 5 years. The study consultants will present some key findings from a Shopper Survey and a Business Survey carried out recently. The meeting will seek your input to come up with ideas for actions that will help boost the Redfern Business Precinct and be carried forward by the City of Sydney and the Redfern Waterloo Chamber of Commerce. This will also feed in to the implementing of a project being undertaken by the Chamber with funding from the City of Sydney.

There have recently been some changes in the RWCC office holders. If you would like to talk to one of the Chamber Executive about your ideas or how you can assist the Chamber please contact:

  • Chris Curtis – RWCC President – m: 0410 588 700
  • Geoff Turnbull – RWCC Secretary – 9318 0824
  • Matt Lee – Vice President Waterloo – 9319 4194

Frasers Broadway Update

In the last RWIU we reported on Frasers’ new concept plan for the former Broadway brewery site and some of the reactions to it. Since the last RWIU the Central Courier has run its story on the announcement in Revised Plans Applauded. The Chippendale Community Groups Coalition has written to Minister Sartor expressing their concerns about the increase in floor space announced in Frasers’ revised concept plan for the former Broadway CUB site – you can see the text of this letter at Community Groups letter to Minister over revised Concept Plan - 20 April 2008.

In the light of Frasers’ proposal for a six star green site at Broadway we found the article Six- star system fails to earn its stripes in the Australian Financial Review of interest. The article raises questions about how green current the standards really are for residential buildings and how they can be improved.

The Frasers’ Proposal for Remediation and Transitional Works - Former CUB Site, Broadway (MP 07_0163) has been placed On Exhibition by the Department of Planning from 24 April 2008 until 23 May 2008. The proposal deals with remediation and transitional works including: remediation of contaminated soil and groundwater on site; demolition of existing basements and other existing structures; removal of piles not previously demolished or removed; permanent stabilization and protection of heritage buildings, retained structures and in-ground services infrastructure to Balfour and Irving streets; and archaeological investigation. This is the link to the DoP website to View project documentation.

Frasers has updated its website www.frasersbroadway.com.au with the April media kit as well as details of Martin van der Wal’s photo essay documenting the April commencement of the site demolition. There have been further discussions between Elton Consulting on behalf of Frasers and residents about how residents would like to see the exhibition and information session handled in the lead up to the exhibition of the revised concept plan. A variety of realistic views of the site from common vantage points that allow people to assess the impact of the project against surrounding land marks are high on our wish list.

Housing NSW Acts on Redfern Waterloo Playgrounds

In the last RWIU we passed on some photos and one mother’s concern about the state of Housing NSW playgrounds. We used it as an example of the kind of issues in the area that impacts on all residents, be they from public or private housing, highlighting need to work together to get government to address problems we all face. In this case the mother who sent us the photos had raised the issue with Department of Housing (now Housing NSW) and had sent the photos to a number of people to try to draw attention to the problem to get it fixed. The Courier picked up the story with photos of children playing on broken play equipment. They made it their feature in Risky State of Play. Given the exposure, it comes as no surprise that the Minister’s office was straight on to it and the following week’s Courier was able to show removed swings and boarded up play equipment in Minister steps in to fix playgrounds. Now we all wait to see how long it takes to get all the play equipment put back in working order.

We hear around the traps that some in Housing NSW are not happy about finding the story in the media. Rather than look for scapegoats we think Housing NSW should learn from this and put in place ways of getting such issues addressed promptly when they are bought to their attention in the first place. Had the concerns been dealt with when they were first raised it would not have been necessary for the photos to have been taken and sent to the press. Unless Housing NSW sets in place ways of acting to rectify people’s concerns promptly more people are likely to take up the opportunities provided by the media to resolve their issue.

Media exposure does not always lead to dramatic changes. A case in point is the ongoing pressure on Waterloo Green. A short while ago the Minister for Housing announced a graffiti trial for the Marton building in Waterloo. The media release said that it would address graffiti inside and outside the building. As the graffiti photographed at the time of the Minister’s announcement is still on the building, the question was asked why it was still there? Housing NSW is reported in the Courier’s article False Promises - `Clueless' minister can't deliver as saying that the Minister’s media release was in error and that the trial only covers the inside of the building. The outside, says Housing NSW, is the City of Sydney’s responsibility. Council is quoted as saying "As a courtesy, if graffiti appears on a wall of a building that directly abuts the Street, the city will clean it. Ultimately it's the responsibility of property owners to maintain their own land."

So is there an agreement that the City or its contractor is not honouring or does Housing NSW incorrectly believe it has an arrangement for graffiti to be cleaned off the outside of its buildings? Either way there is a problem. Housing NSW needs to step in and sort it out so people passing the building aren’t confronted by graffiti and can enjoy their surroundings. It is a pity the Minister did not instruct Housing NSW to also address this issue, which was covered in the same issue of the Courier as the playgrounds story on which he did intervene.

MTV Awards and the ATP Noise Debate

We have earlier alerted people to an ongoing problem facing some residents with noise from ATP functions. The Courier recently also picked up this story in its article Redfern Residents Brace for MTV Awards. While the Courier followed with a feature story Redfern rocks about the MTV awards it has not yet followed up on the noise aspect of the story. This is an important issue not just for ATP functions but for any noise issues residents may have originating from the areas under the control of the RWA but impacting on residents outside the RWA’s area.

The noise problem from ATP for some residents has been going on for years and it is important to get to the bottom of it. As the initial article indicated Verity Firth initially referred the problem to the Council CEO. It has subsequently been agreed that it is not a council issue and that it is the responsibility of Department of Environment and Climate Change (DECC). The CEO has advised residents that:

“DECC have been liaising with the ATP […] to establish a Noise Management Plan for the use of the site. This will require that the ATP conduct community consultation in order to establish the affected parties, and to consult with these persons to establish processes to manage noise from events being held at the site. She will notify the ATP of the concerns that the residents … have regarding the use of the site, and the residents are to be included in the community consultation process to develop an effective Noise Management Plan for the ATP and activities held therein. We would not be in a position to conduct acoustic testing on our own accord as the site is under the management of DECC, however we have notified DECC of the residents' concerns and the matter is being investigated by the Department.”

So residents, council and Minister Firth now agree that the Department of Environment and Climate Change has responsibility for monitoring and resolving the problem. Hopefully this issue will now be resolved in a speedy manner. Finally we have been also told that residents were pleased that for the MTV awards that the ATP Management did a letter box drop promoting the MTV awards which gave starting and finishing times. One of the problems in the past has been finding out when an event is on so it’s possible to either arrange to be out that night or arrange for noise monitoring. Knowing what was happening certainly helps. It will be interesting to see if the ATP follow a similar notification process for the upcoming Desperate & Dateless Ball which according to the Manly Daily is due to be held at the ATP on May 10th and other less high profile events.

RWA DA Approval for Signage and Cafe

The RWA has posted the notices of determination for approval for a change of use at the old TNT Tower at 1 Lawson Square Redfern from commercial to retail (café) of a ground floor tenancy, including fit out and outdoor café seating in the courtyard on Lawson Square and the installation of roof top signage on Towers 1 and 2.

Inquiry into Overcoming Indigenous Disadvantage in Redfern

This week the Inquiry into Overcoming Indigenous Disadvantage dealt with some Redfern evidence. On Tuesday 29th April 2008 the RWA and Alexandria Park School gave evidence. If you want to read the draft transcript, it can be found on the Inquiry website and downloaded from Transcript 29/04/2008  (PDF 526Kb).

On Wednesday 30th April 2008 the Inquiry heard evidence at the Redfern Community Centre from the Aboriginal Housing Company, Department of Health, Redfern Aboriginal Medical Service, Babana Men’s group and The Settlement. At the time of putting out this update only the draft transcript for Wednesday morning has been posted on the Inquiry website the afternoon transcript at Redfern should be posted today or Monday at 30/04/2008 Public Hearing. The Inquiry will now prepare an Interim Report before hearing more evidence.

As the pollies on the committee were due to travel from the morning hearings in Macquarie St to the Community Centre between 11:45 – 12:30 they had a first hand experience of the concerns that AHC CEO Mick Mundine raised in his testimony. They arrived as the police were conducting a drug raid and reportedly had problems getting through police lines to attend the hearings that afternoon at the Redfern Community Centre.

Coloured Digger ANZAC March

The Coloured Digger ANZAC Day March and the service at St Saviours Redfern received some good coverage in the lead up to ANZAC day such as in the Courier’s March for Recognition - Indigenous veterans stand up to be remembered and the SMH’s Indigenous servicemen to be remembered. It even got picked up in an opinion piece in New Zealand in Fight your own battles looking at the coloured diggers in a broader colonial war context. The march was well supported again this year and was reported by the ABC in Indigenous diggers march through Redfern and in a small ANZAC day piece Lest we Forget in the Courier with some photos .

In addition to the March and Service there is also The Coloured Digger 2 Exhibition at Damien Minton Gallery which runs from Wednesday to Saturday from 23 April until 10 May 2008 in Honour Recognition and Respect for Indigenous Servicemen and Service Women. 'The Coloured Digger' exhibition is coordinated with the Crossroads Aboriginal Ministry, Redfern and Babana Aboriginal Men's Group, Redfern. The exhibition is open Wed to Sat 11am – 6pm at Damien Minton Gallery 61–63 Great Buckingham St Redfern. Further details including the names of the artists in the exhibition can be found on THE COLOURED DIGGER 2 Exhibition 23 April – 10 May 2008 Flyer (821KB PDF).

Also on exhibition is a model, by the sculptor Anthony Symonds, which is on display at Customs House for public input. The Coloured Diggers Project is campaigning for an Aboriginal monument to be built in a prominent position in Sydney. You can get some idea of what is proposed in the photo with this article from the SMH Lest we forget: indigenous diggers still fighting.

Friends of Eveleigh Updates

FOE reported in their 17th April Media Release Friends of Eveleigh Media Release – 17th April 2008 (158 PDF) that the nomination of the Large Erecting Shop and its contents for National Heritage Listing is still proceeding while the NSW Office of Rail Heritage is looking to disperse the contents. They also advise that Old Commissioner’s Car has been repaired but not returned to its registered home at the Large.

In the lead up to ANZAC day the Friends of Eveleigh Remembered fallen Railway Workers from the Large (158 KB PDF) by bringing attention to the memorial on the wall of the Large that lists those working in there that joined up to fight in World War One. The media release lists the names of those found on the memorial.

More Opera House for those on Government Benefits

The Factory has announced the renewal of our partnership with the Sydney Opera House and the excellent and exciting Balnaves Foundation Open House Program. The Balnaves Foundation Open House Program is about making Sydney Opera house accessible to all and to broaden community access reports this media release from the Factory Community Centre. The next show to be part of this programme will be the truly magical performance - Edward Scissorhands on June 3 at 6:30pm. For more information read the Factory media statement Factory Balnaves Foundation Open House Program Continues.

Position Vacant: Coordinator Food Distribution Network Inc.- Closes 12th May 2008

The Food Distribution Network is a not for profit organisation in Redfern that delivers fresh fruit and vegetables and information about nutrition to frail aged people, people with disabilities, people living with HIV/AIDS and carers. They are seeking an experienced person, with a collaborative approach and a commitment to social justice, for the challenging and rewarding role as our Coordinator. The position includes service development, promotion and planning; staff and volunteer support and supervision; financial management; client liaison; community development and networking. 

The position is for 37.5 hours per week at an above SACS Award Grade 5 rate with salary sacrifice available. If you are interested in this unique opportunity please contact Louise Fox or Mark Ludbrooke on 9699 1614 or at coordinator@fdn.org.au to request an information package. Applications must be received by Monday 12th May.

Larissa Behrendt – ‘Reconciliation after the Apology’ - 22nd May 2008

The Annual Marg Barry Memorial Lecture this year will be given by Larissa Behrendt from UTS, who is a prominent Aboriginal lawyer, academic and writer and she will be speaking about ‘Reconciliation after the Apology’. The event will be held at Redfern Town Hall from 3.30 to 6.00pm on 22nd May 2008.Click on this link to access the flyer: www.ncoss.org.au/mail/marg-barry-lecture-22-may-08.pdf (137KB PDF)

Following the lecture special events will include the Inaugural Life Membership Award to Terry Murphy and best wishes on retirement to Inner Sydney Regional Council for Social Development’s Executive Officer, Faye Williams. Attendees are welcome to stay for drinks, finger food and lots of talk. This event is free but donations for expenses are welcome. Please RSVP by Monday, 19 May to Edwina at ISRCSD, phone 9698 7690 or email innerv@iinet.net.au

Macquarie Street Ethics – Will things ever Change? – 25th May 2008

The Darlington Branch of the ALP is arranging a Forum at Redfern Community Centre Hugo St Redfern on May 25th at 7pm. Speakers Include: John Mant, Acting ICAC Commissioner 1993-94; Andrew West, a Herald journalist who covered state politics for at least a decade and Dr Rick Benitez Professor of Philosophy at University of Sydney. The Forum will be chaired by Rev Dorothy McRae-McMahon.

Critical Pedagogy and Participatory Learning for Social Transformation : The Role of Higher Education Conference Nov 27 - 28 2008

A call for papers has been issued for this conference being organised by Faculty of Arts Monash University, Oases Borderlands Cooperative and the Research Centre for Cosmopolitan Civil Societies at University of Technology Sydney. More information can be found at www.arts.monash.edu.au/ges/news-and-events/conf1-background.php. The conference aims are:

  • Sharing and reflecting on participatory and transformative teaching-learning experiences, aimed at improving practice
  • Promoting participatory learning, critical pedagogy, popular and transformative education in higher education in Australia and elsewhere
  • Developing networks of educational practitioners and thinkers experienced and active in participatory learning and teaching
  • Creating publications with examples of current thinking and practice

Connect Redfern – Children and Family Services Lists Updated for Term 2 2008

Connect Redfern has produced their Term 2 2008 directories. These can be downloaded from the REDWatch site on the following links Events Courses and Workshops (1 MB PDF) Making Connections ( 529 KB PDF) Information for Parents (46 Kb PDF) and Community Service Contacts ( 109 Kb PDF).

In the Media

While not immediately about Redfern we found the announcement of the Housing NSW and City Council redevelopment at Ultimo Sydney's worker bees will get inner-city homes (SMH) of interest as it is one of the first projects to seriously look at inner city housing for key workers. It will be interesting to see if this approach flows through to the RWA and Housing NSW plans for Redfern Waterloo in the Second stage of the RWA’s Built Environment Plan due out soon.

The Sydney Morning Herald article Auction flurry: keen prices for the cashed-up revealed that Peter Holmes a Court is putting his property at 107 Pitt Street on the market. The Couriers Black & White .Irene Doutney A Green Government profiled the Greens’ local government candidate while Koori Mail reported on Babana’s Mens’ Health Day in Men get some healthy advice.

Hillsong remains in the news with allegations over its petition in support of its development in the Courier’s HILLSONG PETITION 'DECEPTIVE', and concerns at Hillsong involvement in PCYC in Hillsong ‘Recruiting’ Kids - Club volunteers accused. The Rabbitohs have even got pulled into the Hillsong development debate over a letter of support they provided Hillsong as reported in the SMH’s Rabbitoh push for Hillsong church and Hillsong link to club's letter of support.

The Indigenous Land Corporation’s publication “land matters” summer edition 2008 carried an article on Indigenous workers help Black Theatre site stage a comeback with a photo of the feature exterior, as well as details on the new NSW Board representative Evonne Goolagong Cawley, MBE, AO who as a sportsperson has an interest in the ILC’s National Indigenous Training College in Redfern in Tennis Great to serve on ILC board.

May 2008 South Sydney Herald

The South Sydney Herald does not come out until May 6th so we have had to delay our summary of it until next update to get information out about the North Eveleigh Concept Plan. As soon as it is available it will be on the SSH website at www.southsydneyherald.com.au and we will put local stories on the REDWatch website.

Have your say – Summary of Current Consultations

Below we have listed consultations currently open for community input and provided a link for further information: 

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