Sydney University students have used the new planning controls and design guide for Waterloo South to produce a scale model of what might be built. While the final building design will differ, the size and general form of the buildings will be like that in the photo above (and those on the REDWatch Facebook page).
A new southern concourse at Redfern station was opened by Premier Minns on October 8 at a reported cost of $166 million. The concourse replaces the southern bridge to the station removed in the 1990s. Alexandria, Waterloo and Eveleigh will get improved access to the station through entrances in Marian and Little Eveleigh streets.
The CEOs of the Metropolitan Local Aboriginal Land Council (MLALC) and the Aboriginal Medical Services Limited (AMS) have welcomed the NSW government’s commitment to a minimum of 15 per cent of all social and affordable housing in the Waterloo South redevelopment being for Aboriginal people.
On Tuesday July 18, the newly upgraded Darlington Public School was ready for occupation and the day began in the new hall with an assembly conducted by Year 6 students who then confidently guided parents and other visitors on a tour of their school.
Renters are continuing to be hit with unprecedented rent hikes, and the Greens in NSW are calling on NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet and Leader of the Opposition Chris Minns to commit to an immediate rent freeze in the face of these staggering increases.
Following a long absence, the Land and Housing Corporation (LAHC) is back with its consultants in Waterloo. LAHC wants to talk with the community and stakeholders about a “People and Place guiding framework” it is developing for the next stage of the redevelopment.
When I go for a walk around my neighbourhood in the south part of Waterloo public housing estate, I see blue sky and green trees and grass and bushes. If plans for towering density come to pass, the streets will be too windy for old folk to stroll around, and sunlight will be rare.
“We do not have to wrestle between the immediate nature of the housing crisis and the similarly immediate nature of climate change,” writes Councillor HY William Chan. “What we do need is to facilitate policy and urban development that includes everyone.”
“The tragedy is that there are opportunities to create additional density without destroying the character of Glebe,” writes Ian Stephenson. “The present government seem to have only one approach to town planning which is high-rise.”
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.
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 ...