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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 […]

Remove wiggle room for developers: residents

BY LUCAS BAIRD A Waterloo community group has voiced concerns that social housing needs will not be met following a major housing development in the suburb, citing similar high profile developments in London which failed to meet their quota on public housing. REDWatch community group has pleaded to the NSW Social Housing Minister Brad Hazzard […]

Waterloo Social Housing tenants seek security

BY KENJI SATO AND CHRISTOPHER HARRIS Public housing tenants in the Redfern – Waterloo area have voiced fears that they could be forced to leave their neighbourhoods, according to City of Sydney Councillor Linda Scott. The Labor councillor told City Hub that she had been approached by public housing tenants, who had expressed fears that […]

Food News – Pastoral Smallgoods

Last month I revisited Pastoral Smallgoods in Waterloo. Headed up by Jonathan Sankey, they were last year’s winner of the best Traditional Bone-In Leg Ham in the prestigious Australian Ham Awards run by Australian Pork Limited. A tour of their super-clean factory taught me a lot about the journey Aussie pork takes between the farm and our Xmas tables, with this busy little producer selling their award-winning hams to everyone from David Jones Foodhall to ALDI.

Battle of Waterloo Station begins

BY JENNIFER LUU Waterloo residents have welcomed the possibility of a metro station for the suburb at a community meeting on Thursday. But the proposal tied to the station to upgrade social housing in the area was met with skepticism. Community group REDWatch facilitated a heated community meeting on Thursday July 2, which saw residents […]

Communities “still in the dark” over Metro

By Emily Contador-Kelsall   The south Sydney community is calling for a “tailored dialogue” with the government bodies involved in the Sydney Metro project, following the announcement that the state government has secured funding for the project through the leasing of the state’s electricity network. The government has allocated $7 billion of funding towards the […]


Despite good instructions from enthusiastic floor Manager Quinton Van Schalkwyk, most of my meal is spent debating and creating the perfect cup of tea with my British dining companion.