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Waterloo social housing upgrade not enough for the city’s housing crisis

By SASHA FOOT  Planning Minister Rob Stokes has approved revised plans for Waterloo South’s redevelopment but concerns remain that the amount of social and affordable housing is insufficient. The proposal has allocated an extra 98 social housing units to the development - an increase from the site's 789 existing residences.      Member for Newtown Jenny […]

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 […]

Challenges continue for Waterloo

By John Moyle It has been a week of mixed emotions in the Waterloo Estate with the announcement of Mission Australia as the new provider of the social housing Tenant Participation Engagement (TPCE) program, replacing two highly valued workers from local community organisations. The week also brought news of an extension of the consultation phase […]

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. […]