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RWIU 5 May 2009

In this Update: Reminder about RWIU & REDWatch website changes / REDWatch Community Forum - What is the Future of Community Safety in Redfern Waterloo? – 6pm Wednesday 6 May 2009 / NIDC becomes National Centre of Indigenous Excellence (NCIE) & Youth Advisory Committee Nominations close 29 May 2009 / Frasers’ community commitments to be delivered as scheduled including to RWA / Minister Raises Expectations for Change / Roy Wakelin-King Background / RailCorp North Eveleigh Demolition DA – Until 20 May 2009 / Alcohol Free Zones (AFZ) Exhibition Deadline extended to 20 May 2009 / Council Development Applications on Exhibition / Erskineville Supermarket resubmitted – Community Meeting Wednesday 13 May 2009 / Redfern Waterloo Volunteers Awards - May 15, 2009 / There goes the Neighbourhood – Book, Exhibition and Public Programme about Redfern – 22 May to 27 June 2009 / RWCC Business Networking Function – ATP Tuesday 2nd June 5.30pm / Eveleigh Markets & CarriageWorks Kids Lucky Dip Workshops – Saturdays / Connect Redfern - Updated Children & Family Lists / RWA April 2009 Update / ANZAC March gets good coverage for Coloured Diggers / In the Media / South Sydney Herald May 2009 / Have your say – Summary of Current Consultations

[Please use the list of articles below to find what is of interest to you and jump directly to the story of interest.. We do not expect you to be interested in everything.]

In this Update:

Reminder about RWIU & REDWatch website changes

REDWatch Community Forum - What is the Future of Community Safety in Redfern Waterloo? – 6pm Wednesday 6 May 2009

NIDC becomes National Centre of Indigenous Excellence (NCIE) & Youth Advisory Committee Nominations close 29 May 2009.

Frasers’ community commitments to be delivered as scheduled including to RWA

Minister Raises Expectations for Change

Roy Wakelin-King Background

RailCorp North Eveleigh Demolition DA – Until 20 May 2009

Alcohol Free Zones (AFZ) Exhibition Deadline extended to 20 May 2009

Council Development Applications on Exhibition

Erskineville Supermarket resubmitted – Community Meeting Wednesday 13 May 2009

Redfern Waterloo Volunteers Awards - May 15, 2009

There goes the Neighbourhood – Book, Exhibition and Public Programme about Redfern – 22 May to 27 June 2009

RWCC Business Networking Function – ATP Tuesday 2nd June 5.30pm

Eveleigh Markets & CarriageWorks Kids Lucky Dip Workshops – Saturdays

Connect Redfern - Updated Children & Family Lists

RWA April 2009 Update

ANZAC March gets good coverage for Coloured Diggers

In the Media

South Sydney Herald May 2009

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)

Reminder about RWIU & REDWatch website changes

In the last Update we mentioned that there had been changes made to the REDWatch website to better integrate with these Updates so readers could more easily access information between Updates. If you have been using RSS feeds or visit the REDWatch website regularly you will have already found much of what is covered in this update on the website. In brief there is a section on the website that has News Since Last RWIU as well as a Have Your Say section which lets you know about exhibitions, community meetings and consultations. The Upcoming Events and Media Articles on Redfern Waterloo sections are still there and updated regularly. You can still track all site changes through Website Changes. An RSS feed can be set up on any of these sections or you can tailor your own search on the site as an RSS feed to give you exactly what you want.

REDWatch Community Forum - What is the Future of Community Safety in Redfern Waterloo? – 6pm Wednesday 6 May 2009

REDWatch has had to change the date of this forum to Wednesday to suit Council so if you made a note in your diary from our last RWIU please changes it! Since 2004 Redfern and Waterloo has had its own Community Safety Plan. It was one of the few ongoing initiatives from the Premiers Department’s Redfern Waterloo Partnership Project. The lead agencies were Council (first under South Sydney Council and then City of Sydney) in conjunction with the Police. Following an evaluation the Council now proposes to no longer have a specific Community Safety Plan for the area, even though that evaluation recommends a process “to decide what needs to be done from now on” in Redfern Waterloo. This forum will look at questions like: Is there still a need for a separate Redfern Waterloo Community Safety Plan? Will Council’s broader Safe City Strategy adequately replace the local Community Safety Plan? Can the Redfern Local Area Command Police Community Precinct Committee play a role in developing and monitoring a Redfern Waterloo Community Safety Plan in a manner similar to the old Community Safety Task Force? A presentation will be made by Council followed by a discussion of the issues. The forum will be held on Wednesday 6 May 2009 at The Factory Community Centre, 67 Raglan Street Waterloo at 6pm.

Background information on this issue includes:

Please Note – REDWatch’s monthly meeting will still occur on Thursday 7 May 2009 to discuss broader Redfern Waterloo Issues and follow up on the issues raised at the forum.

NIDC becomes National Centre of Indigenous Excellence (NCIE) & Youth Advisory Committee Nominations close 29 May 2009.

The ILC's National Indigenous Development Centre (NIDC) has undergone a name change to become the National Centre of Indigenous Excellence. It is not clear how being "open to all" and allowing "everyone an opportunity" in the local community will fit with the more elitist re-badging of the centre. Local Indigenous leader Sol Bellear will be a director of the new centre. A newsletter will soon be distributed to provide more information about the change and the ongoing development of the centre. The information was contained in a 23 April 2009 media release from Hill & Knowlton and accompanying email to encourage nominations for the centre's Youth Advisory Committee, nominations for which close on Friday May 29th 2009.  The media release provides the following information about the new centre:

“The NCIE, due to open later this year in Redfern, Sydney, will become the first multi-use complex to offer world class sport, education, art and cultural programs for young Indigenous people. Fostering talent and encouraging excellence, the NCIE will provide young people the foundations they need to succeed in their future endeavours. The NCIE is a unique initiative that will give young Indigenous people the opportunity to live their aspirations in the areas of sport, arts, culture and education. Creating an environment of learning and opportunity, the NCIE will be a centre of excellence that will cultivate talent and encourage personal development for our nation’s best and brightest Indigenous stars”.

The change echoes an earlier media report Redfern complex to help Aborigines shoot for the stars in the Sun Herald last December which was downplayed at the time by the YMCA as not being an accurate depiction of the proposed centre.

The full text of the media release can be found at - Young People Urged to Raise their Voices. Here you can find more information about the NCIE (NIDC) Youth Advisory Committee Nominations - Until Friday May 29th 2009. The Department of Planning has approved the former Redfern Public School Mod 4 - NIDC Area G - Deletion of child care building and provision of an outdoor multi purpose sports court and play areas.

Frasers’ community commitments to be delivered as scheduled including to RWA

The Sydney Morning Herald of 17 April 2009 ran the story It's off: Carlton brewery site goes flat and the ABC Sydney development shelved as economic crisis bites. The newspaper reports created quite a stir in Chippendale with concern about the delivery of the parks, and in the RWA which receives the affordable housing contributions from the Broadway site under the RWA Act. The Modified Affordable Housing Planning Agreement (667.4 KB PDF) provides for payment in five instalments starting in June 2009. Each of the first four instalments is for $6m with an adjusting instalment dependent of the final FSR. Interest is charged on any late payment at 2% above the Bank Bill Rate.

In response to the media reports Frasers Property issued a media release providing clarification on the Frasers Broadway development at the old Carton United Brewery site which it summarised as: works on site are continuing; the planning and approval process is continuing and Frasers’ community commitments are unchanged and will be delivered as scheduled. On the latter Fraser’s said:

  • Balfour Park will be completed by December 2009.
  • Main Park will be completed by December 2010.
  • Affordable housing contributions to the Redfern Waterloo Authority will be paid as scheduled, commencing with $6M this year.
  • Frasers has also encouraged the use of undeveloped parts of the site for transitional community activities. FraserStudios (a visual and performing arts space on Kensington Street) has been underway for 6 months and will continue well into 2010. Frasers has offered space to a local community food co-op and proposals for other temporary uses for parts of the site in later stages of development are being considered.

You can read the full Fraser’s media release from Frasers Property affirms commitment to CUB site on Broadway. Subsequently RWA CEO has met with Frasers Property and the RWA issued a media statement on 23 April 2009 RWA meets with Frasers Property to discuss Voluntary Planning Agreement. The Frasers clarification was picked in the media by Central in No Date Set for Works and in City News’ Broadway development on track – conditionally.

Minister Raises Expectations for Change

Minister Kristina Keneally is certainly raising expectations that she means to address the areas issues. Following her meeting with Waterloo residents Ms Keneally appeared on the front cover of Central characterised as a super hero towering over some of the high rise public housing with the words “Promises, Promises”. The Central focused on a comment by the Minister that said: “Sometimes you get put on a horse you never expected to be on, as the local MP, Planning Minister and the Minister for Redfern Waterloo I have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to change things – and we are going to do it,” - ‘Very courageous Minister’ as Yes Minister’s Humphrey Appleby would have said. We remember when Andrew Refshauge held many of the portfolios that impacted on Redfern Waterloo but nothing changed. Hopefully Minister Keneally will be able to seize the moment and address some of the issues. Expectations are high and the community will not wait uncritically for long for her and the RWA to start showing signs of the promised change. You can view the Central front page and the article Planning Minister promises to fix problems of Redfern Waterloo on the REDWatch website.

Roy Wakelin-King Background

It is always interesting to know a little about key people in our area so when we heard that there was a brief biography of the new RWA CEO at the ATP we asked for a copy. You can read a little of Roy’s background at Roy Wakelin-King - Biography. Roy has worked in a range of different agencies including the Office of Public Works & Services, World Youth Day Co-ordination Authority, Transport Operations Division of NSW Ministry of Transport, State Rail Authority, Olympic Roads and Transport Authority, and the Army Movements and Transport Agency. From July to December 1993 - Roy was part of a small Australian Army contingent in Somalia that was part of the United Nations multi national force called UNOSOM II. His contingent was responsible for transport coordination of military and humanitarian people and goods in, around and out of Somalia. Roy wore his UN Service ribbons to the Coloured Diggers March in Redfern on ANZAC Day.

RailCorp North Eveleigh Demolition DA – Until 20 May 2009

In the last update we advised that RailCorp Jumped the Gun on North Eveleigh Demolition when they advertised a tender to pull down some heritage listed building at North Eveleigh without having applied for a DA. There was also some media interest in this story and it received a run on the ABC news Govt pushes on with Eveleigh rail yard demolition on 18th April. Those who have set up a RSS feeds from the REDWatch website will have seen that the RWA advised us when RailCorp lodged a Development Application which we posted as Rail Corp Lodge DA with RWA for North Eveleigh Demolition. In this statement the RWA pointed out that under “Section 29(2)(a) of the Redfern-Waterloo Authority Act 2004, requires that the Minister for Redfern-Waterloo seek the views of the Heritage Council of New South Wales (now the Heritage Branch of the Department of Planning) on any proposal to alter or demolish an item listed on the State Heritage Register.  The subject site is listed on the State Heritage Register.  As such RWA will seek the views of the Heritage Council.”

You can download the documents from the RWA website for DA 042-04-09 RWA - RailCorp - North Eveleigh Demolition - until 20 May 2009. The Statement of Environmental Effects argues that “The Part 3A North Eveleigh Concept Plan was approved by the Minister for Planning on 16 December 2008, thereby approving the future demolition of these three buildings.” Is also reports that RailCorp commissioned “Dincel & Associates in 2008 to prepare a review of the structural issues of the Robert Bird Group report, and to prepare concept solutions to address the structural issues as the buildings posed a risk to the public and adjoining rail corridor. This report recommended ‘… the immediate demolition of all building structures’ as the first recommendation. The report also recommended temporary methods for the propping of building should demolition not be pursued in the short-term. Due to the cost of the temporary works RailCorp will pursue the first recommendation, being demolition.” Interested residents and heritage groups have until 20 May 2009 to make submissions on the demolition.

The RWA have also advertised a proposal for the ATP NICTA Building - Modification of two (2) previously approved illuminated signs - until 11 May 2009. The modification of two (2) previously approved illuminated business identification signs on the top south-east and south-west side of Building D (NICTA building)Building D, 13 Garden Street Australian Technology Park, Eveleigh. It is on exhibition until 11 May.

The RWA have also notified approval on 14 April 2009 for DA 041-03-09 (814 PDF) for the office fit out of the western half of Levels 2 and 3 and installation of an air conditioning unit on top of the Level 5 roof of the ATP-7 Building, 8 Central Ave at the Australian Technology Park, Eveleigh.

Alcohol Free Zones (AFZ) Exhibition Deadline extended to 20 May 2009

The council has extended the exhibition date on the proposed AFZs. We have been a little surprised, living in a street for which a new AFZ has been proposed that residents don’t get letter-boxed about a proposed AFZ for their street. We think the people impacted should be notified directly as happens with neighbours for a DA in addition to the notices in selected local newspapers.

The AFZ proposal has stirred up quite a debate in Redfern Waterloo. In the last Update we mentioned Central’s article Alcohol Free Zones extend further through Sydney. Reaction to Meredith Bergmann’s comments were reported in Central in Head to Head reporting Member for Heffron Kristina Keneally has come out swinging against her Labor Party colleague, City of Sydney councillor Meredith Burgmann over her position on alcohol-free zones”. Sydney Greens Councillor Irene Doutney weighted in to the issue by proposing that the CoS should seriously look at “wet centres” in City News’ Govt centres to give street drinkers a guzzle and the Central’s Sydney councillor’s call for Waterloo wet centre. Michael Shreenan weighted in to the discussion with his letter Alcohol Free Zones – ‘two sides to the coin’ and we understand the debate will also run in the next issue of Redwater News currently being prepared. Some of these issues are also likely to come up at the REDWatch Community Safety meeting this Wednesday, 6 May.

Click on this link for more details about the Proposal to establish Alcohol Free Zones - Until Thursday 20 May. While we are aware of the concerns around the area about the impact of alcohol we also think that it is important to see this in a wider context. This Hotspot map for non-domestic alcohol-related assault incidents 2006 (PDF 410Kb) from Council’s Late Night Trading Research Project, which is about to go on exhibition, shows Redfern Waterloo as far less impacted than in the city’s entertainment districts by non-domestic alcohol-related assaults.

Council Development Applications on Exhibition

There are a few DAs currently on exhibition which people might want to have a look at. These include:

  • South Sydney Leagues Club Modifications to Approved DA - Until 5 May - modification to approved development application for first floor fit-out of South Sydney Leagues Club at 261-265 Chalmers Street Redfern comprising alterations at ground floor including relocating the merchandise store; an amended internal layout at first floor level including replacement of conference facility with private function room, new gaming room and an extension of the breakout balcony facing Douglas Street. The non-smoking balcony which is to be accessed by general Club patrons will not be fully enclosed and will be open to Douglas Street. Proposed hours for the enlarged balcony are 10.00am to 12midnight seven days a week. (also see SSH’s Opinion divided over new IGA)
  • 92-110 Cope Street Waterloo - Until 15 May 2009 - Section 96 (2) Delete Basement level 2. Redesign Basement level 1 to maintain 49 spaces. Internally reconfigure layout of apartments to provide more functional living which results in an altered unit mix and 1 less apartment. Minor external changes to elevation including new windows facing the internal courtyard and sliding privacy louvre panels added on level 6 window facing internal courtyard and amend internal fire egress arrangements.
  • Demolish Heritage Listed Former Zetland Tram Terminus - Until 18 May 2009 - S96(2) modification to demolish heritage listed former Zetland Tram Terminus single storey brick federation building and replace with interpretive public art and signage together with deletion/modification to associated conditions of consent numbered 2, 10 and 11 at 862-874 Elizabeth Street Waterloo
  • Demolition of Nursing Home / New Residential Care facility at 47 Redfern Street - Until 20 May 2009 - Demolition of decommissioned 112 bed nursing home & construction of a new 5 storey residential care facility with 72 beds, common kitchen, 9 car spaces in the ground floor level and a rooftop terrace for recreation at 47 Redfern Street.

A list of other exhibitions and consultations can be found at the foot of this update or on the REDWatch website at Have Your Say.

Erskineville Supermarket resubmitted – Community Meeting Wednesday 13 May 2009

Despite the majority of Erskineville residents rejecting a development plan for a supermarket on the corner of Erskineville Road & Gowrie Street in 2008, the same developer has just lodged another application for a supermarket on the same site. The new supermarket is smaller than the original rejected by residents, Council (SCC) and the Land & Environment Court of NSW (LEC). However, professional advice obtained from supermarket location planning experts is that whilst the new proposal is smaller than the last, the impact on our amenity, traffic, parking, and the business of the village will still be as serious as in the last DA. A Community Meeting have been called by Village Friends for 7.30 pm Wednesday 13 May 2009 at Erskineville Town Hall to be chaired by Councillor John McInerney. For more information - www.erskinevillevillage.org.

Redfern Waterloo Volunteers Awards - May 15, 2009

Nominations have been made and those nominated and their friends are being invited to attend the celebration at the Factory Community Centre, 67 Raglan Street, Waterloo from 11am – 2pm on 15 May 2009. The Annual Volunteer Awards for Redfern and Waterloo will also be an opportunity to celebrate the recent upgrades to the centre. For more information see Who’s a Star? 2009 Waterloo and Redfern Volunteer Awards.

There goes the Neighbourhood – Book, Exhibition and Public Programme about Redfern – 22 May to 27 June 2009

The website says "There Goes the Neighbourhood is an exhibition, residency, discussion and publishing project for May 2009. The central element of this project will be an exploration of the politics of urban space, with a focus on Redfern, Sydney. The project will examine the complex life of cities and how the phenomenon of gentrification is altering the relationship between democracy and demography around the world. While urban change itself is not always a bad thing, gentrification often happens at an accelerated rate, out pricing the lower income and marginalized communities from the neighbourhood and dislocating them from their existing connections to urban space. The project brings together artists from Australia and around the world whose work addresses these issues". You can find out more from this media release from Performance Space There goes the Neighbourhood and from www.theregoestheneighbourhood.org

The There Goes The Neighbourhood exhibition opening is on 22 May 2009 at 6pm at CarriageWorks with the book being launched by Gary Foley. There will be a SquatSpace Redfern Waterloo Tour of Beauty? on 31 May 2009 as part of There Goes the Neighbourhood. The public programmes and talks during the exhibition can be found at www.theregoestheneighbourhood.org/public programs.htm. Participating artists include Brenda L Croft (Australia), 16beaver (USA), Daniel Boyd (Australia), Temporary Services (USA), Jakob Jakobsen (Denmark), Lisa Kelly (Australia), SquatSpace (Australia), Claire Healy and Sean Cordeiro (Berlin/Sydney), Evil Brothers (Ned and Tom Sevil, Australia), You Are Here (Keg de Souza and Zanny Begg, Australia), Michael Rakowitz (USA), Miklos Erhardt and Little Warsaw (Hungary), Bijari (Brazil) and Democracia (Spain).

RWCC Business Networking Function – ATP Tuesday 2nd June 5.30pm

The next Redfern Waterloo Chamber of Commerce Networking function is being held at the ATP with the RWA / ATP. If you are a Redfern Waterloo area business and would like further information about this function please contact the RWCC President Mary Lynne Pidcock on 0419 657 888 or email her through the www.rwchamber.com.au website. Bookings for the City of Sydney Lets Talk Business seminars are still open – for more information visit http://letstalkbusiness.nsw.gov.au/

Eveleigh Markets & CarriageWorks Kids Lucky Dip Workshops – Saturdays

The Eveleigh Markets have become a part of the Darlington’s Saturday. Many people turned up on ANZAC Day morning, when all businesses are closed unless exemptions have been granted, expecting the markets to be open! The SSH reports in Darlington’s forgotten street that Darlington shops are feeling the impact of the markets as people spend Saturday morning at Eveleigh Markets rather than having a coffee in Darlington.

Parents with children 3-12 may be interested to learn that CarriageWorks is now holding children’s workshops on Saturday mornings to coincide with the markets. Each Saturday, the activity will be a surprise ‘lucky dip’ – a different arts-based workshop each week that kids 3+ and their parents can take part in for just $5 per person. More information can be found at www.carriageworks.com.au/whats_on.php?event=luckydips.

In addition to the Monthly Eveleigh Artisans Markets on the first Sunday of the month, CarriageWorks are also hosting the Finders Keepers Autumn/Winter 09 design markets - 15 & 16 May 2009.

Connect Redfern - Updated Children & Family Lists

Each term Connect Redfern issues updates lists for Children and Family services in Redfern Waterloo. We have posted the lists for Term 2 2009 on the REDWatch site at www.redwatch.org.au/redw/services  . The four lists are Events Courses and Workshops (2.7 MB PDF) Making Connections ( 212 KB PDF), Community Service Contacts (111 Kb PDF) and Information for Parents (47 Kb PDF). You can also access databases to find local organisations and services from this part of the REDWatch website.

RWA April 2009 Update

The RWA issued an April RWA Update newsletter on 21 April 2009. You can download the Redfern Waterloo Update April 2009 (pdf ~1mb) from the RWA website. As usual we have put together a text version of the update so various articles can be referenced directly. Articles covered included North Eveleigh Concept Plan approved , The Walker Street Housing NSW Redfern Redevelopment Project: 106 houses and 20 jobs  and New sport and recreational services in Redfern about the ILC YMCA meeting organised by the RWA. There is a column in which the New CEO Roy Wakelin-King writes and an article on the Eveleigh Market is open for business. There are also a number of articles on the RWA Enterprise and Employment initiatives including Congratulations Allana! RWA’s first trade qualified carpenter, On the tools and in the classroom, Koori Job Ready Course in warehousing and storage and Rohan Tobler honoured at ACTU Awards . In articles about the broader area, the RWA Update covered The Coloured Digger Project – ANZAC Day 2009, Factory Community Centre: 30 years – still going strong and the RWA sponsored All Blacks basketball teams are winners.

ANZAC March gets good coverage for Coloured Diggers

In the lead up to ANZAC day the Redfern Coloured Digger Anzac March received some good publicity with the Central’s Acknowledging Indigenous Diggers, AAP’s Aboriginal diggers commemorate Anzac Day, ABC News Indigenous veterans to commemorate Anzac legacy, the RWA’s The Coloured Digger Project – ANZAC Day 2009 and Street Corner’s Aboriginal Diggers Fought but Couldn't Vote which reported on the Minister for Community Services Linda Burney asking NSW residents to remember the contribution of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Diggers on Anzac Day. ABC News also reported the march in Indigenous soldiers remembered at Sydney march. The Babana ANZAC Newsletter - April 2009 (1 MB PDF) has pulled together many interesting items about Coloured Diggers in various conflicts and is well worth a read. A graphic 2009 Coloured Diggers Poster was also produced.

In the Media

There have been a few media item reflecting the breadth of life in Redfern in the last couple of weeks. Eveleigh Blacksmith Guido Gouverneur was one of four craftspeople profiled in Dedicated to their craft in VirginBlue’s April 2009 Voyeur, Redfern’s goats got a mention in SMH’s Werewolves of London? No, the stylish goats of Redfern while Alexandria Park Community School eye testing was covered in Central’s Eye testing and fun at Redfern. The SMH looked at suburbs with terraces, including Redfern and concluded Paddington rules the terrace house price league. Concerns raised at the Council Community Forum about Redfern station received a run in Central’s Redfern refuses to be blocked who also picked up on Pemulwuy housing project in Redfern nears approval while City News raised concerns that TJ Hickey’s death site to be stripped by upgrade of Waterloo Green.

Other media stories on the RWA, Carlton United Brewery site and other issues have been included elsewhere in this update.

South Sydney Herald May 2009

You can download the entire copy of the South Sydney Herald for May 2009 from www.southsydneyherald.com.au. Articles from the May 2009 issue of the South Sydney Herald that relate to Redfern Waterloo have been placed on the REDWatch website and include an article on Abercrombie street as Darlington’s forgotten street, a look at South’s Leagues Club’s proposed supermarket in Opinion divided over new IGA and a look at Redfern RSL’s ANZAC march and its proposed club redevelopment in Redfern RSL marches on. The SSH also reported on the Upgrades to public housing herald “new era” and also provided an editorial comment on Sylvia Hale’s visit to the Marton building in SSH Editorial on Public Housing Maintenance.

Trevor Davies in SSH The Fast News - May 2009 covers a number of items of interest to Redfern Waterloo including the future of secondary bus routes, RWA’s new CEO comments on REDWatch, the Urban Taskforce’s response on councils affordable housing plans and reports that staff cuts are planned for Erskineville and Redfern railway stations. In her advertisement Kristina Keneally covers the New Metrobus Service for South Sydney. The SSH also explores some of the interaction issues between pedestrians, bikes and cars in Cars versus bikes versus pedestrians. Life after prison looks at a not uncommon Redfern story in the lead up to a May 27 forum PRISON: LAST RESORT OR FIRST OPTION? Also of interest to the area is likely to be Councillors unite to support Affordable Housing Strategy.

Once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for young people covers the renamed National Centre for Indigenous Excellence and its call for nominations for a Youth Advisory Committee. It also covers the proposal for a Memorial for Mum Shirl and Father Ted and the There Goes The Neighbourhood Exhibition and book project which is to be launched by Gary Foley on 22 May 2009. On the sport side SSH covers the 10th Annual Fernside Skating Competition at Waterloo Skate Park in Tearing it up at Fernside as well as More than your average footy club about Alexandria Rovers and a profile of 10 year old netballer Kim Byers in The greatest!

Have your say – Summary of Current Consultations

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

·         CoS - Darlington - Charles Kernan Reserve Plans & Community Garden Consultation - April 2009

·         CoS - rskineville Road Changes for Contra flow Cycleway - Until Monday 4 May..

·         CoS - Draft Planning Agreement:133 Regent Street, Redfern - Until Tuesday 5 May.

·         CoS - South Sydney Leagues Club Modifications to Approved DA - Until 5 May

·         REDWatch Forum - What is the Future of Community Safety in Redfern Waterloo? - 6 May 2009

·         SSCA - Welcome-African Morning Tea at South Sydney Community Aid – 7 May .

·         RLC - Rights in Redfern - New Human Rights Laws – Thursday 7 May 2009

·         CoS - Darlington Cycling & Traffic Calming (PCTC) Plan - Until Wednesday 8 May 2009  

·         RWA - ATP NICTA Building - Modification of two (2) previously approved illuminated signs - until 11 May 2009

·         CoS - Draft Residential Environment Action Strategy - Until Friday 15 May.

·         CoS - 92-110 Cope Street Waterloo - Until 15 May 2009

·         CoS - Demolish Heritage Listed Former Zetland Tram Terminus - Until 18 May 2009

·         CoS - Proposal to establish Alcohol Free Zones - Until Thursday 20 May..

·         CoS - Waterloo Shops Safety Audit – 20 May

·         CoS - Demolition of Nursing Home / New Residential Care facility at 47 Redfern Street - Until 20 May 2009

·         RWA - RailCorp - North Eveleigh Demolition - until 20 May 2009

·         CoS - Draft Design Excellence Development Control Plan - Until Thursday 21 May.

·         CoS - Lord Mayor Clover Moore Forums with Social housing Residents Redfern - 27 May 2009

·         NCIE (NIDC) - Youth Advisory Committee Nominations - Until Friday May 29th 2009

·         USyd - Sydney University 2020 Masterplan - April to June 2009

·         CoS Council DAs

·         RWA DAs

·         DoP Major Projects

·         Link CoS "Have your say"

 

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