Clover Moore alarmed by Waterloo apartment plans that dwarf Singapore's squeeze. Apartment density of the scale seen only in pockets of New York or Hong Kong but greater than anything in Singapore is being planned for inner Sydney by the state government, according to an alarmed City of Sydney Council.
The government is planning a precinct of 20 and 30-storey towers that would increase the density around Waterloo, where a new rail station is planned, to the equivalent of 70,000 people per square kilometre, the council says. This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button. Captions Settings Dialog Beginning of dialog window. Police carry out raids across Sydney Sydney Metro to deliver new stations New rail stations will be built at Crows Nest, Victoria Cross, Central, Waterloo, Martin Place, Pitt St and Barangaroo under the Sydney Metro rail project.
Labor slams NSW government's 'disgraceful' affordable housing target. Labor has launched an attack on the Baird government over the chronic undersupply of affordable housing in Sydney, accusing it of leveraging state-owned land to fill government coffers rather than provide housing for low-income workers.
Shadow planning spokesman Michael Daley has taken aim at the NSW government's Central to Eveleigh development strategy, alleging the program is being treated as "another property deal". This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button. Captions Settings Dialog Beginning of dialog window. Police carry out raids across Sydney Central to Eveleigh urban transformation ... Central to Eveleigh urban transformation program An overview video about Urbangrowth NSW's Central to Eveleigh Urban Transformation and Transport program. Revealed: how and why housing at Waterloo beat Sydney Uni for a rail station - BlueCHP.
Untitled. Ronda Graham (pictured here with her dog Mitzy) has lived in the Waterloo Estate for 30 years.
Along with other estate residents, she faces an uncertain future. Photo: Bec Lewis In a written response to questions by REDWatch the Communities Plus team emphasised the redevelopment will be staged over a 15- to 20-year period and “a great deal more consultation and planning [is] required”. The master planning process will determine key aspects of the redeveloped site, such as the mix between social housing, affordable housing and private housing. Family and Community Services (FACS) is currently preparing a “community engagement strategy” as part of the master planning process. Untitled. Blog – WPHAG: Waterloo Public Housing Action Group. In early October we asked Land and Housing Corporation (LAHC) to respond to a number of questions from the community about the Waterloo redevelopment.
Here are LAHCs responses. While we process them, we thought we’d share them with you. If you have comments, queries, or suggestions, please get in touch by leaving a comment here or on our Facebook Page. If you’d prefer to contact us privately, you can send us an email firstname.lastname@example.org or a private message on Facebook. Responses received on 10th November 2016 Redevelopment 1. 2. 3. 4.
Revealed: how and why housing at Waterloo beat Sydney Uni for a rail station - BlueCHP. Is community housing set to feature in the Waterloo Estate Rebuild? By Hal Pawson.
Originally published in Inner Sydney Voice. Triggered by the December 2015 NSW Government announcement of a new station nearby, the Waterloo Estate is set for a huge revamp over coming years. Existing public housing units will be replaced by an equal number of new low rent flats built to modern standards, with all current residents entitled to one of these replacement homes. Waterloo’s housing future. Communities Plus is the new mechanism the state government has put in place to develop a large number of public housing estates, one of which is in Waterloo.
It will involve the building of high-rise integrated public housing blocks in Waterloo, Ivanhoe, Riverwood and Telopea. But what does Communities Plus mean for the public-housing residents of Waterloo? Geoff Turnbull, member of the RedWatch Co-Ordination group explains. Last days at Millers Point and the Sirius Building - RN. In 2014 the NSW Government announced a sell-off of public housing in the historic Millers Point area of the Sydney CBD and the nearby Sirius Building.
The Government says the more than $500 million raised will be used to build over 1,000 houses elsewhere. Most Millers Point residents have been relocated to new homes, but for now a handful remain. Florence Halfway through our interview, Florence Seckold's phone rings. She's been shedding a few tears, but as she excuses herself to answer the phone, she grins. Housing: Waterloo Apts — Tribe Studio Architects. Housing tenants say enough is enough. By Leanne Elahmad.
Waterloo may launch class action. Waterloo public housing residents are preparing to take class action against the state government in what could be a landmark case as the community digs their heels in.
Waterloo Public Housing Action Group (WPHAG) has told City Hub that several residents have been subject to “unlivable” conditions in the dwellings due to poor maintenance for several years. 'We're very lucky here': Inside Sydney's Sirius Building. Loaded: 0% Progress: 0% Final days inside the Sirius Building Lindt siege police response in question Councils 'pushing agenda' on mergers: Mike Baird Man charged over couple's murder.
Sydney's endangered Sirius public housing tower – in pictures. The battle for The Rocks. Most Sydneysiders and millions of tourists know The Rocks as a historic precinct in which it is possible to have a good night out while enjoying the ambience of a genuine nineteenth-century townscape replete with historic pubs, tiny workers’ cottages, handsome terraces, inviting eateries, pocket parks and cobbled laneways – all within a stone’s throw of the harbour and the CBD. Theconversation. In March 2014, New South Wales government minister Pru Goward announced that all of the 293 public housing dwellings in Millers Point, Dawes Point and the Rocks, as well as the 79 apartments in the Sirius Building built for public housing in the 1970s, were to be sold.
Their tenants would be moved. At first, residents felt they could fight the removal, but over time most have capitulated. The stress and the not knowing what would happen were too difficult to bear. An ex-Millers Point resident (he had been in the same house for 36 years) explained: We fought it at first you know. In July 2016, the Department of Family and Community Services reported that only 42 tenants were left to move. What sort of cities are we building?
What will our future cities look like? You can expect more density, and more problems. AUSTRALIAN cities are becoming segregated along lines of wealth as powerful “self-interest” groups override commonsense and drive the country towards American-style “ghettos” of rich and poor. That is the opinion of leading Academics from the University of NSW and Sydney who also say Australia is setting itself up for “negative outcomes” with its city planning and government policy. “When you start putting yourself into ghettos, either rich, poor or middle class, you start to lose touch with each other... Save Our Public Housing: An Exclusive Interview with Richard Weeks Daily Telegraph. To use this website, cookies must be enabled in your browser. To enable cookies, follow the instructions for your browser below. Facebook App: Open links in External Browser There is a specific issue with the Facebook in-app browser intermittently making requests to websites without cookies that had previously been set.
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Some of the firm’s most prominent projects include East Village, APEX and Platinum at Victoria Park, Australia Towers at Sydney Olympic Park, Mascot Square, and the International Cricket Hall of Fame. Washington Park. Integrated housing a win-win for developers and the community. Windmill Street Millers Point. Detention operator Serco eyes NSW public housing. Detention centre operator Serco wants to move into NSW public housing, and is lobbying to bring a controversial business model trialled on asylum seekers in Britain to Sydney. Serco needs to plug the revenue hole left as the federal government closes down immigration detention centres, once its biggest Australian money-spinner.
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