Friday, September 17, 2021

URBAN DESIGN

NEWS

URBAN DESIGN

Waterloo South taking shape

The Department of Planning, Infrastructure and Environment (DPIE) has released its assessment of Waterloo South. As it was the Council proposal, with three towers on...

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 communitiesplus.com.au 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.

Pemulwuy – good progress with slabs, drainage and substation

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

New Metro site plans reflect community concerns

The Minister for Planning and Public Spaces, Rob Stokes, has approved changes to current planning controls for the development of the Waterloo Metro Quarter.

Increased social and affordable housing in Redfern

On September 10, the Independent Planning Commission approved he Independent Planning Commission has approved plans for an 18-storey social and affordable housing project on the corner of Marian and Gibbons streets in Redfern.

Pemulwuy – formwork completed for gym and gallery

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

Pemulwuy – first pieces into place

Construction commenced on the Aboriginal Housing Company’s (AHC) Pemulwuy Project in March. The AHC team was excited to see two large cranes erected on site in July. The workers put the cranes together like a giant meccano set, and carefully manoeuvred the pieces into place.

Metro Quarter feedback raises issues for Estate

WATERLOO: In January the government invited public feedback on its proposal for the Waterloo Metro Quarter, a cluster of buildings planned above the future Waterloo metro station.

Metro Quarter feedback raises issues for Estate

WATERLOO: In January the government invited public feedback on its proposal for the Waterloo Metro Quarter, a cluster of buildings planned above the future Waterloo metro station.