Wednesday, February 28, 2024

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Bridge Housing CEO to head Homes NSW

Rebecca Pinkstone has been named the inaugural Chief Executive of Homes NSW, the new Department of Communities and Justice (DCJ) division established by the...

Setting customer service expectations for public housing tenants

Tenants have long complained about the way they get treated by the staff of their housing manager currently branded as the Department of Communities and Justice (DCJ) Housing but by February 2024 a part of Homes NSW.

Stockland and Lendlease to compete for Waterloo redevelopment

The Land and Housing Corporation (LAHC) process to choose a developer consortium for Waterloo is now down to two consortia with the successful group expected to be announced in mid-2024.

Waterloo South – taking shape

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).

Community access gives lift to Redfern station

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.

Aboriginal housing for Waterloo welcomed

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.

Interacting with our world through sound

In December, Sydney will host one of the world’s...

Community responds to Waterloo South – 50 per cent social and affordable

The 1,000-plus public housing residents of the Waterloo South...

Waterloo South to proceed with 50 per cent social and affordable housing

The NSW government has brought some clarity for Waterloo...

The seven-million-dollar bedroom

The NSW Land and Housing Corporation (LAHC) is proposing...

Darlington upgrade complete

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.

Minister looks to rework Waterloo South

When the current stage of the previous government’s procurement...

Will we finally see the housing reforms we sorely need?

One doesn’t need to look far to notice the...

Public housing hiatus

Public housing tenants anxiously await news from the NSW...

City of Sydney unanimously rejects Modification 9 for Central Barangaroo

The City of Sydney (CoS) has unanimously rejected the...

North Eveleigh Paint Shop Precinct rezoned

New planning controls for the Redfern North Eveleigh Paint...

Greens call for rent freeze in the face of staggering rent increases

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.

Bridge Housing wins on 600-660 Elizabeth Street

REDFERN: Land and Housing Corporation (LAHC) announced a consortium...

NSW 2023 State Election – I Rent and I Vote

The upcoming election has renters in the hot seats,...

Railworkers angry at proposed rezoning of ‘The Large’

Rail, Tram and Bus Union retired members have lashed...

Walk-able, bike-able, accessible Erko

Over a number of years now, at Friends of...

Clothing Store Precinct surprises

Transport Asset Holding Entity (TAHE) is looking to retain...

Clothing Store Precinct preparing for sale

The Clothing Store Precinct between Carriageworks and Pines Estate...

New Waterloo estate consultations

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.

No bridging credibility

The failure to include a pedestrian and cycle bridge...

AHC awarded for excellence in urban development

On August 12, the Aboriginal Housing Company Limited (AHC)...

No bridge for accepting North Eveleigh proposal

A planning proposal for the rezoning of the Paint...

Waterloo Estate will be developed

Land and Housing Corporation (LAHC) has started the recruitment...

Preserving Sydney Park’s iconic brick kilns … have your say

A significant restoration project by the City of Sydney...

Home – a Waterloo South tenant responds to LAHC plans

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.

A bench seat to honour community champion

WATERLOO: On May 13, community leaders, volunteers and friends...

Glebe picketers demand: ‘Give us decent homes’

GLEBE: A crowd of public housing activists is picketing...

Scrapping sustainable planning principles is dystopian

“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.”

Waterloo South – for the local community?

WATERLOO: Last month, the NSW government’s redevelopment proposal for...

LAHC lands public housing campaign

Local community groups are building momentum around a campaign...

Perrottet fails Glebe on town planning

“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.”

Pub operation must protect and encourage heritage access

The major space for heritage interpretation at the Eveleigh...

More trees and sunlight give Waterloo South four towers

The exhibition of the planning proposal for Waterloo promised...

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,...

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...