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Waterloo’s Tale of Two Proposals

BY JOHN MOYLE On the eve of a State election that could spell doom to Glad the Impaler’s government, the City of Sydney has presented the tenants of Waterloo Estate with an alternative vision for the redevelopment of Sydney’s largest public housing estate. Calling on the Government to scrap their current plan and hand control […]

Meet your Waterloo

By Irina Dunn After consulting multiple stakeholders and government agencies for two years the State government presented their plans for a massive $20 billion makeover of Waterloo Metro Quarter to a group of local resident and community activists. Representatives from both UrbanGrowth NSW and Sydney Metro (Transport for NSW) visited the Factory Community Centre in […]

Waterloo under threat

BY JOHN MOYLE Waterloo Estate’s fate was sealed when it was declared a State Significant Development. Once a project is classified a SSD by the order of the Planning Minister, the full weight of the State Government is brought into play to ensure that it happens at all cost, as with Sydney Olympic Park and […]

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 […]

Green Square’s future on the rails

By JOE BOURKE The state government’s mention of potential light rail from the city to Green Square has been met with caution. Minister for Transport Andrew Constance told an audience last week he would be “very keen” to see light rail going to Green Square to address congestion. Greens Transport spokesperson Mehreen Faruqi said the […]

At last: lift announced for Redfern Station

The State Government’s announcement that Redfern Railway Station will finally receive a lift has been hailed by a range of community figures. The announcement, made last Thursday by NSW Transport Minister Gladys Berejiklian, means the station will become accessible to customers in wheelchairs and parents with prams for the first time. A tender has been […]

Housing shortfall sparks high-rise debate

Disagreement over the future of high-rise apartments in inner Sydney City has been fuelled by claims Sydney is suffering from a severe housing shortfall. The Urban Development Institute of Australia NSW (UDIA NSW) has revealed the Sydney metropolitan area suffered a housing shortfall of almost 33,000 homes between 2009 and 2011, and that the City […]