Sunday, January 16, 2022




Excellence awards for Pemulwuy

Since the Community Social Plan developed back in 2000 by Angie Pitts for the Aboriginal Housing Company (AHC) redevelopment of The Block won the International 2004 Crime Prevention Through Environment Design Innovation Award, the Pemulwuy Project has continued to win awards for its innovations in providing a financially self-sustainable way to provide Aboriginal affordable housing.

Locomotive workshops – pub fit-out or community fitted up?

Pub, bar and venue giant the Australian Venue Company, as part of the Mirvac retail and commercial redevelopment of the site, has made a...

Will LAHC’s redevelopment profit pay for Aboriginal affordable housing?

The NSW government’s Land and Housing Corporation (LAHC) has...

Waterloo Human Services plan goes to consultation

The long-awaited Waterloo Human Services Action Plan, developed collaboratively...

Government drops Redfern Built to Rent

The NSW Land and Housing Corporation (LAHC) has cancelled...

Col James Student Housing for quarantine trial

Excavation has started on the final precinct of the...

A treasured jewel under threat again

Sydney Park is a treasured jewel of the inner...

Waterloo South taking shape

The Department of Planning, Infrastructure and Environment (DPIE) has...

Start-up easing affordable housing search for tenants

Collecting information about historical events is like a treasure hunt for this year’s Inner West Council (IWC) Citizen of the Year, Chrys Meader.

Public housing developments

The Planning Proposal for Land and Housing Corporation’s (LAHC)...

Affordability – good news for the City’s renters

Unfortunately, and well before the pandemic, Greater Sydney, and the local government area of the City of Sydney has become increasingly unaffordable for ordinary people to live in. Some recent changes bring a glimmer of hope ...

What a difference a bridge would make

It would take four minutes to walk across the...

Investment needed in Aboriginal and social housing

The Redfern Waterloo Aboriginal Affordable Housing Campaign has renewed...

Waterloo South planning taken from Council

Minister Stokes and the Department of Planning Industry and...

Stop at South Eveleigh for school holiday fun

South Eveleigh is up and running with Locomotive Street in motion, ready to provide visitors and locals with the latest food, health, wellness and beauty offerings.

Waterloo South proposals – stacking Lego blocks

The proposals for the future of Waterloo South produced by the City of Sydney Council (CoS) and Land and Housing Corporation (LAHC) are now public.

Stop the destruction of public housing

Friends of Erskineville believes the plan announced by the...

Innovation Plaza – public space or retail encroachment?

Transport for NSW (TfNSW) is hoping for approval to start work on the Redfern Station Southern Concourse before Christmas so it can use seasonal track closures. So expect activity at the station and occasional closures to the platform 10 exit.

Glebe public housing another luxury takeover?

GLEBE: On November 12, the residents of the 110...

Waterloo metro takes shape

Transport for NSW (TfNSW) is hoping for approval to start work on the Redfern Station Southern Concourse before Christmas so it can use seasonal track closures. So expect activity at the station and occasional closures to the platform 10 exit.

Plans for Redfern and North Eveleigh

Transport for NSW (TfNSW) is hoping for approval to start work on the Redfern Station Southern Concourse before Christmas so it can use seasonal track closures. So expect activity at the station and occasional closures to the platform 10 exit.

New city public housing redevelopments

LAHC has announced two new public housing redevelopments in the City of Sydney. It has put proposals for the redevelopment of Franklyn Street Glebe and Explorer Street South Eveleigh out for pre-lodgement consultations until December 11 (see the website).

Human services plan for Waterloo

Council has released some more LAHC masterplan studies relating to Waterloo South. Also, DCJ District has received funding to undertake work on human service improvements in Waterloo.

Integration crucial in Redfern North Eveleigh rail development

Transport for NSW (TfNSW) has three separate sites in...

Rallying for suburban character

ROSEBERY: In July the state government made changes to...

Aboriginal affordable housing – call for action

On September 21 the Redfern Waterloo Alliance of Aboriginal...

Ministers agree to Waterloo cuts

Land and Housing Corporation (LAHC) defunded the Waterloo Community...

Delivering social outcomes in Waterloo South

Five years after the announcement that the Waterloo Estate...

Housing diversity and affordability in Waterloo

If you want to get an idea of what’s...

Pyrmont revitalisation – do we need it?

Like Waterloo, Pyrmont is threatened with “transformation” which could...

Pandemic exposes a social housing crisis

The Covid-19 pandemic has been destabilising, putting pressure on...

Waterloo South – Council releases details

Since Land and Housing Corporation (LAHC) released the Waterloo...

Aboriginal affordable housing a crucial priority

The place we call Redfern and Waterloo has been...

Pemulwuy – finishing affordable housing first

This article is sponsored by the Aboriginal Housing Company's...

Station upgrade a step closer

The Redfern Station Upgrade – New Southern Concourse proposal from Transport for NSW (TfNSW) is on a month’s exhibition until June 24, 2020. The proposal is a State Significant Infrastructure project carried out under the Transport Access program.

Waterloo estate – half a plan

The six high-rise towers are not covered by the Waterloo public housing rezoning plan lodged by Land and Housing Corporation (LAHC) with the City of Sydney. In an earlier LAHC staging plan, the excluded area is not redeveloped for 13 to 18 years. The towers are now divided into two new precincts, Waterloo Central (Banks, Cook and shops) and Waterloo North (Marton, Turanga, Matavai and Solander).

Saving Carriageworks

EVELEIGH: In early May, when Carriageworks announced it had...

Cultivating crops and community

I first walked past Charlie’s Garden on Abercrombie Street with Erik the dog in 2011. At only 88m2 it is probably Sydney’s smallest community garden. However, if you take a bird’s eye view of this fenced-in space, the pathways and garden beds form the outline of a dragonfly.

Vale Jack Mundey, 1929-2020

So much of the inner city owes its existence...

Digital inclusion challenge for public housing

WATERLOO: Digital inclusion is not a new challenge for...

Council process for rezoning Redfern and Waterloo public housing

There are a number of opportunities for the community to have a say in the City of Sydney (CoS) rezoning process. Before the Land and Housing Corporation’s (LAHC) proposal is officially exhibited, it goes through a council process that makes the proposal and its supporting documents publicly available. This allows the community input.

Pemulwuy – protecting our workers

REDFERN: Extended hours for the construction industry announced on April 2 by Rob Stokes, the Minister for Planning and Public Spaces, will assist existing precautions for extra handwashing and physical distancing already taking place on The Pemulwuy Project site to protect workers during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Build-to-rent rezoning proposal to Council

REDFERN: Land and Housing Corporation (LAHC) submitted its rezoning...

Pemulwuy – project on the up and up!

As we move into the second month of 2020 we would like to acknowledge the work carried out over the holiday season on the Pemulwuy site. Formwork construction continued throughout December and January, which resulted in more levels going up on Precinct 1 and 3.

New Darling Square Library offers plenty to explore

Sydney’s new Darling Square Library is now open with more than 30,000 items available to borrowers and located over two floors of the Exchange.

Climate change and social inequality

After a summer of unprecedented bushfires, many of us have directly or indirectly felt the very real effects of climate change. With the consequences of the collective failure of successive governments to address climate change more evident, it begs the question, what are the social consequences? Will climate change affect everyone equally?

Lawson Street footpath plans on hold

REDFERN: Our November issue included a letter from local...

Pemulwuy – smooth moves by crews on site each day

Over the last few weeks the Aboriginal Housing Company has been excited to see work progressing well on the Pemulwuy Project site.

Campaign for Aboriginal affordable housing

During my time as Waterloo Aboriginal Liaison Officer with...

Year in review

In January, the government released the masterplan for the...

Nation’s first build-to-rent housing

REDFERN: The first round of face-to-face community consultations for the redevelopment at 600-660 Elizabeth Street was recently completed. The second round of community consultation could be in the latter half of 2020 which will be the public exhibition.

Engineering improvements to building industry

On October 8, Friends of Erskineville held a forum on the NSW building standards crisis in apartment blocks.