Waterloo redevelopment

Assistance and advocacy for Aboriginal tenants

 

· Friday, December 8, 2017 · Leave a Comment 

 

My name is Jinny-Jane Smith. I am a Wiradjuri/Walbunja (Yuin nation) woman.

Housing stress

 

· Saturday, October 7, 2017 · Leave a Comment 

 

Housing and planning concerns continue to dominate the news in Sydney.

Giving voice to the needs of the people

 

· Tuesday, April 4, 2017 · 1 Comment 

 

Genevieve Zoe Murray heads the team drawing up an “alternative” master plan for the Waterloo Estate.

Vivid Memories 

 

· Friday, December 9, 2016 · Leave a Comment 

 

Late last year the NSW Government announced its intention to demolish and redevelop Waterloo’s high-rise towers and surrounding public housing. This decision involves displacing over 4,500 elderly, disabled and low-income people who live there.

Coffer filling at expense of community

 

· Tuesday, August 9, 2016 · Leave a Comment 

 

For more than 35 years, the NSW government has been developing housing renewal policy frameworks around concepts of community as place-based, rather than as a grouping existing in…

Regarding the relocation of local residents

 

· Wednesday, July 6, 2016 · Leave a Comment 

 

The briefings provided an opportunity for these communities to raise their questions. FaCS acknowledged the lack of further details surrounding the redevelopment but outlined some possible scenarios, especially…

Unanswered questions on housing

 

· Friday, April 8, 2016 · Leave a Comment 

 

The following information about approval to return to a public housing property after redevelopment appeared on the NSW Department of Family and Community Services (FACS) website, dated February 22, 2016:

Redevelopment – what it means for tenants

 

· Monday, March 14, 2016 · 1 Comment 

 

In December last year, just before Christmas, the state government announced a plan to redevelop the Waterloo area over the next 20 years. They also announced the need to relocate at least 2,000 public housing tenants as a result, while the redevelopment takes place. The plan follows similar decisions in 2014 and 2015 to sell and redevelop public housing areas in Ivanhoe and Millers Point.

A bridge between public and private housing

 

· Monday, March 14, 2016 · Leave a Comment 

 

Dr Louise Crabtree from the University of Western Sydney’s Institute for Culture and Society described affordable housing as the “bridge” between public and private housing. There are many…

Hazardous encounter with locals 

 

· Monday, March 14, 2016 · Leave a Comment 

 

If you were at the National Centre of Indigenous Excellence (NCIE) in Redfern on Thursday February 18, you would have been forgiven for thinking you were arriving at a Hillsong Church convention. Residents were greeted by an army of bureaucrats and rent-a-staffers (recognised from other consultations) sporting bright green T-shirts emblazoned with the promise: “More Homes, Better Place, Great Transport”. If you were expecting a smooth talking and inspiring preacher, however, you would be disappointed.