Urban Development

A Compact for Renewal Projects: what tenants want from social housing renewal
Community Engagement / Urban Development / Winter 2017

A Compact for Renewal Projects: what tenants want from social housing renewal

A Compact would represent an agreement about how urban renewal is conducted in social housing areas, and how social housing tenants were to be treated and engaged. Bernie Coates explains the ground rules that emerged from discussions with tenants.

Kira Osborne and Thomas Chailloux (Photo: Ashley Asphodel) South Sydney Herald
Community Engagement / Urban Development / Winter 2017

Redevelopment Support Projects

Two positions are currently in place to support Waterloo tenants independently of Land and Housing Corporation (LAHC) during the master planning process. The projects are run by non-government organisations as part of the Groundswell Coalition, which requested funding from LAHC.

What do we know about the Waterloo redevelopment?
Housing / Urban Development / Winter 2017

What do we know about the Waterloo redevelopment?

Discussions about the future shape of Waterloo are starting with the community. Geoff Turnbull explains what we know about the master plan and redevelopment process.

Who’s Who in Waterloo?
Community Engagement / Urban Development / Winter 2017

Who’s Who in Waterloo?

This is an overview of the major government, non-government and community organisations and projects around the Waterloo master planning prepared by Geoff Turnbull.

Reducing redevelopment impact on health and wellbeing
Health / Urban Development / Winter 2016 / Winter 2017

Reducing redevelopment impact on health and wellbeing

No matter who you are or how you will be affected, the redevelopment of Waterloo will present personal and community challenges explains Elizabeth Harris.

City of Sydney planning density concerns
Spring 2016 / Urban Development / Winter 2017

City of Sydney planning density concerns

The City of Sydney has raised significant concerns about the density and amenity being planned for the Waterloo public housing redevelopment by UrbanGrowth NSW. Council agues below it is greater than anything seen in Australia and it has provided figures to back its concerns.

Tenant involvement in public housing estate redevelopment
Community Engagement / Spring 2016 / Urban Development / Winter 2017

Tenant involvement in public housing estate redevelopment

Shelter NSW has produced a factsheet for public tenants facing redevelopment which we have reproduced below. In short it encourages tenants to stay informed, have your say, assert your rights and to come together.

Seeing RED – Spring 2003
From the Vault / Spring 2016 / Urban Development

Seeing RED – Spring 2003

Since Bob Carr started the intervention in Redfern and Waterloo 14 years ago, residents have dealt with four different government renewal agencies fronted by eight different local level agency heads. Over this time there have been many déjà vu experiences – or more colloquially “here we go again”.

A conflict over how land is imagined and used
Research / Spring 2016 / Urban Development

A conflict over how land is imagined and used

Plans to redevelop Redfern/Waterloo are unlike any other redevelopment plans in Australia argues Dallas Rogers because three very different ways of thinking about the land are currently guiding how the land is being used.

Public Housing – on the up and up and up!
Housing / Urban Development / Winter 2016 / Winter 2017

Public Housing – on the up and up and up!

The redevelopment of large public housing estates has until now been focused away from the inner city. Redevelopment is now going high-rise, raising many new issues under the government’s Future Directions policy. Geoff Turnbull explores what is driving the Waterloo and Ivanhoe redevelopments.