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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 […]

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 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 […]

State government meets its Waterloo

BY ALEC SMART The City of Sydney Council issued a grant of almost $50,000 to the Waterloo Public Housing Action Group (WPHAG), to support them in their attempts to promote a community-led proposal on the future of the condemned Waterloo estate. Councillor Linda Scott moved the recommendation to fund the community group, which was endorsed […]

Towers illuminate to meet their Waterloo

BY ALEC SMART The twin towers at the centre of Waterloo public housing estate have been illuminated with squares of coloured lighting for an arts project that draws attention to their uncertain future. Visible from a distance, the 30-storey high Matavai and Turanga building windows light up at 5.30pm each evening with a display that […]