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Council clashes with state government over Waterloo Estate proposal

By ALLISON HORE After lengthy discussions, the City of Sydney council has voted to support a revised version of the NSW Land and Housing Corporation (LAHC)’s proposed redevelopment for a public housing estate in south Waterloo.  But the LAHC has fired back at council for their delay in approving the development, leading to bitter debate […]

Multi-million dollar makeover for Darlington Public School approved

By ALLISON HORE Multi-million dollar upgrades to Chippendale’s Darlington Public School have been given the go-ahead, with the first stage of construction works beginning this month. The co-educational primary school’s refurbishment plans have been in the works since the NSW government’s 2017 budget. Now, the $40 million State Significant Development application has been approved by […]

Waterloo Metro Quarter proposal filled with “broken promises”

By ALLISON HORE Plans proposed by Mirvac and John Holland for the Waterloo Metro over station development promise a sleek, modern precinct which would benefit the whole community. But local housing advocacy groups say the proposal is filled with “broken promises”. The detailed plans for the $900 million Waterloo Metro Quarter were revealed in early […]

New campaign for Aboriginal affordable housing

Aboriginal community groups have come together to launch a campaign seeking government action and targets for Aboriginal affordable housing in the Redfern and Waterloo area. The petition launched by The Redfern Waterloo Alliance of Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisations and Allies calls on the NSW government to commit to 10% Aboriginal Affordable Housing in all government […]

NSW Police increase reward to $1 million for info on boy’s arson death

By ALEC SMART Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are warned that this article contains an image and the name of a deceased person. On the 22nd anniversary of 13-year-old Arthur Haines’ suspicious death, NSW Police increased the reward for information to catch his killer(s) to $1 million. On 9 April 1998, the young Aboriginal boy […]

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 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 […]