Moved by Councillor Scott, seconded by Councillor Thalis -
It is resolved that:
(A) Council note:
(i) the NSW State Liberal government is in the process of a redevelopment of the Waterloo public housing precinct, surrounding the Waterloo Metro station development;
(ii) the NSW government's preferred master plan includes a massive increase in density, while outcomes for access to public, social and affordable housing remain uncertain;
(iii) the NSW government's preferred master plan also includes the sale of publicly-owned land to developers; and
(iv) in October 2017, the City issued a grant of $50,000 to the Waterloo Public Housing Action Group to assist them in their advocacy and community education work in the area, including with regards to the planned Waterloo estate redevelopment;
(i) advocate for the views of the community to be strongly represented in the redevelopment of the Waterloo public housing precinct;
(ii) advocate for an increase in public, social and affordable housing as a part of the redevelopment of the area;
(iii) advocate for accessible green spaces and community amenities for the general public as part of the redevelopment of the area; and
(iv) oppose the sell-off of public land in the Waterloo public housing precinct; and
(C) the Lord Mayor be requested to write to the Premier of NSW, the Hon. Gladys Berejiklian; the NSW Opposition Leander, the Hon. Michael Daley; the NSW Minister for Planning, the Hon. Anthony Roberts; and the NSW Shadow Minister for Planning, the Hon. Tania Mihailuk, expressing these views.
Amendment. Moved by Councillor Forster, seconded by Councillor Chung –
That clause (B) (iv) be removed.
The amendment was lost on the following show of hands –
Ayes (2) Councillors Chung and Forster
Noes (7) The Chair (the Lord Mayor), Councillors Kok, Miller, Scott, Scully, Thalis and Vithoulkas.
The substantive motion was carried on the following show of hands –
Ayes (7) The Chair (the Lord Mayor), Councillors Kok, Miller, Scott, Scully, Thalis and Vithoulkas
Noes (2) Councillors Chung and Forster.