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REVIEW: Mamma Mia!

Fans of supergroup ABBA won’t be disappointed in the latest revival of Mamma Mia!, a musical which has had sold-out seasons worldwide. Packemin Productions, whose previous works have included Wicked, West Side Story and Mary Poppins, continues the tradition of bringing affordable, family-friendly shows to the stage – their primary focus being on excellence. Mamma […]

Late nights out

BY JOHN MOYLE Late nights out in Sydney are just about to get a bit later thanks to the City of Sydney’s Late Night Trading Development Control Plan. Produced in response to more than 10,000 submissions from businesses, residents and visitors, the new plans will extend trading hours for cafes, shops and bars across a […]

Waterloo near the end

By John Moyle The end of the Waterloo Estate is one giant step closer with the recent release of a new report by the state agency Communities Plus titled “Waterloo Redevelopment Options”. The paper outlines, without detail, three options for the development’s layout and scale but not its density. This will be revealed when the […]

Waterloo Metro plans undone

By Lanie Tindale Community groups are condemning UrbanGrowth NSW’s community consultation process on the Waterloo Metro Quarter development.   Geoffrey Turnbull from REDWatch said that UrbanGrowth has broken its “agreement with public housing tenants” to provide a 6-8 week period to understand and discuss the Metro Quarter proposal.   Mr Turnbull said it was a […]

Waterloo Community Unites

BY JOHN MOYLE The Waterloo Estate is facing its biggest challenge since it was created in the early seventies. Threatened with demolition and re-development over the next twenty years the area gone from being a state of the art housing project to becoming a by-word for social dysfunction, but somehow it has kept on functioning. […]

Waterloo faces its waterloo

BY JOHN MOYLE The re-imaging of the Waterloo Estate is the largest social engineering experiment ever undertaken by the State of NSW in Sydney’s inner city area. It will also be one of the biggest real estate ker-chings into State coffers since the development and sell-off of Darling Harbour in the mid-eighties. The undertaking by […]

Waterfall in your backyard

BY JADE MORELLINI Experience Indonesia in the heart of Sydney with Waterfall by Crown Group, which emits the lush tropical landscapes and beauty of Indonesia and returns a sense of balance to modern day life. Unlike any residential development in Sydney, Waterfall was named after its seven-storey waterfall, which flows stunningly down one of the […]

Congestion flows where Rosebery grows

BY ALEC SMART South Sydney residents fear they will face never-ending traffic jams and restricted parking when new high-rise housing developments, currently under construction, are finished. A massive urban regeneration program is underway in the adjoining suburbs of Rosebery, Zetland, Waterloo, and Alexandria, with additional development projects in the planning stage. Once finished, and included […]

Locals demand say in Waterloo Renovation Plans

BY SORAYA PEREZ MOHAMMED Neighbors, architects, urban planners, and engineers gathered in Waterloo last week to plan the future of their village. The Waterloo Public Housing Action Group (WPHAG) hosted an open day to encourage ideas and discussion around the imminet redevelopment plans for the area. The NSW government announced plans last year to demolish […]

Battle lines redrawn as Waterloo public housing redevelopment continues

BY JORDAN FERMANIS Last week the City of Sydney Council motioned to grant the Redfern Legal Centre $100,000 over a 24 month period to provide legal resources for tenants in the Waterloo public housing redevelopment. The motion was passed in a council meeting held on 11th April as the NSW government plans to relocate tenants […]