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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...

Stop the destruction of public housing

Friends of Erskineville believes the plan announced by the Housing Minister to demolish wonderful homes in Explorer Street, South Eveleigh, whack up apartment towers...

Ministers agree to Waterloo cuts

Land and Housing Corporation (LAHC) defunded the Waterloo Community Development, Aboriginal Liaison and Bilingual Workers (Mandarin and Russian) in June. Local organisations, Counterpoint Community...

Pyrmont revitalisation – do we need it?

Like Waterloo, Pyrmont is threatened with “transformation” which could either enhance, or nullify its mixed development and heritage character. Following the Independent Planning Commission NSW’s...

Sydney Uni – consultation disaster

Inexplicably, the University did not follow these requirements and included broad community comments from earlier consultations. The community groups only saw details when the...

Higher density development for Rachel Forster site

REDFERN: Last year I reported on a packed and sometimes acrimonious public meeting about plans for redevelopment of the Rachel Forster site in Pitt Street, Redfern.

City West in North Eveleigh

City West Housing (CWH) has been appointed as the affordable housing provider for the North Eveleigh affordable housing project initiated by the RWA now UrbanGrowth Development Corporation. CWH is to undertake the design, seek planning approval, construct and manage a minimum of 61 affordable housing units at North Eveleigh. The final number of units will be determined through the design stage.

Darlington traffic and transport

The application for new buildings at North Eveleigh will not include the whole of site Transport Management and Accessibility Plan (TMAP) required by the Concept Plan Consent. Instead, the SMDA proposal will only address the impact of its current small development on the area’s transport and traffic.

Developer’s haven in a heritage area, say Greens

NORTH EVELEIGH: There is growing concern over the future development of North Eveleigh after the area was recently slated as a possible enterprise zone by the O’Farrell government. Enterprise zones, which were introduced in the Department of Planning and Infrastructure’s Green Paper, will aim to attract employment-generating developments by removing planning restrictions.

AHC marathon

REDFERN: The Aboriginal Housing Company completed another lap in its Pemulwuy marathon with the submission in August of the Preferred Project Report. The report responds to the issues raised during the public exhibition and adjusts plans from the comments received. The Department of Planning will now make an assessment of the proposal.