Building Survey of Waterloo Redfern Public Housing

Pratichi Chatterjee made this Government Information (Public Access) request to NSW Land and Housing Corporation

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From: Pratichi Chatterjee

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Dear NSW Land and Housing Corporation,

I would like to request copies of the latest document that contains a building survey of the public housing in Redfern and Waterloo. I am looking for a document that reviews the structural integrity, condition and lifespan of any or all of the public housing buildings there.

Please consider this an administrative/informal access request. If for some reason, your request cannot be dealt with in this way, please treat this as a formal GIPA request.

Thanks for your help.

Yours faithfully,

Pratichi Chatterjee

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From: Anke Gibbons
NSW Land and Housing Corporation


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Dear Ms Chatterjee,

 

I refer to your email to NSW Land and Housing Corporation dated 28
September 2016 seeking access to information relating to building surveys
of the public housing in Redfern and Waterloo.  In order for us to deal
with your request we will require a formal access application. Please
complete the formal access application form on our website
[1]https://www.facs.nsw.gov.au/about_us/lan...
 and submit it with the $30 application fee.

 

In order for us to be able to process your application can you please be
more specific about the nature of the information you are seeking access
to.  For example, the timeframe for the information that you seek access
to and whether there are any specific public housing sites in Redfern and
Waterloo that you require information about or whether your request
relates to all of the public housing in these suburbs.

 

 

Regards

Anke Gibbons | Senior Conveyancing Officer | GIPA Officer

New South Wales Land and Housing Corporation Legal Services Branch |

Department of Family & Community Services |

T 8753 9416 | F 8753 8406 |

A 223 Liverpool Road, Ashfield  NSW  2131 |

   Locked Bag 4009, Ashfield BC  NSW  1800 |

   DX 21226, Ashfield NSW |

E [2][email address] |

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From: Felicity Malouf On Behalf Of Right to Information Unit
Sent: Thursday, 29 September 2016 2:44 PM
To: Anke Gibbons
Cc: Jane Allen; Rosa Cicchiello; Vera Grozdanovska; Peter Bazzo
Subject: FW: Government Information (Public Access) request - Building
Survey of Waterloo Redfern Public Housing

 

Hi Anke,

 

Please see trailing email from Mr/Ms Pratichi Chatterjee who is requesting
information from LAHC.

 

Could you please respond directly to Mr/Ms Chatterjee.

 

Regards,

Felicity

 

 

Felicity Malouf  | Right to Information Officer

Right to Information Unit

Department of Family and Community Services | Legal Services

T: 02 875-39157 | F: 02 8753-8233

E: [4][email address]

A: Level 3, 2, 4-6 Cavill Ave, Ashfield NSW 2131

W: [5]www.facs.nsw.gov.au

 

 

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From: Pratichi Chatterjee

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Dear Anke,

Thanks for getting back to me.

The link to the formal application form is broken. Could you send me the application please?

I would like building surveys and/or relating documentation which records the structural soundness,life expectancy or condition of public housing which constitute the Waterloo Estate.

With regards to timeframe I would like the latest surveys and/or documentation. I don't know when the last surveys will have been carried out though. Do let me know if you need some more clarification.

Yours sincerely,

Pratichi Chatterjee

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From: Pratichi Chatterjee

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Dear Anke,

Hope you are well.

I was just checking you received my last email about the FOI I want to lodge with the Land and Housing Corporation. Please see below incase you didn't receive it.

Dear Anke,

Thanks for getting back to me.

The link to the formal application form is broken. Could you send me the application please?

I would like building surveys and/or relating documentation which records the structural soundness,life expectancy or condition of public housing which constitute the Waterloo Estate.

With regards to timeframe I would like the latest surveys and/or documentation. I don't know when the last surveys will have been carried out though. Do let me know if you need some more clarification.

Yours sincerely,

Pratichi Chatterjee

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Yours sincerely,

Pratichi Chatterjee

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From: Anke Gibbons
NSW Land and Housing Corporation

Thank you for your e-mail.

 

I am currently out of the office and will not return to the office until
Monday 10 October 2016.

 

Any urgent enquiries may be directed to Lisa Hobourn - Phone: 8753 8374 or
via email: [email address].

 

Other contacts within Land and Housing Corporation, Legal Services Branch
are:

 

Suzana Trajcevski - Phone:  8753 8392

Daniela Fawcett - Phone: 8753 8320

Vicki Stewart - Phone: 8753 8359

 

 

 

 

 

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From: Anke Gibbons
NSW Land and Housing Corporation


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Dear Pratichi

Apologies I have been away for a few days.

I have attached the Formal Access Application as requested. The below link sets out the requirements for the application and is quite detailed.

https://www.facs.nsw.gov.au/about_us/rig...

If you have any further questions, do not hesitate to contact me.

Regards
Anke Gibbons | Senior Conveyancing Officer |
New South Wales Land and Housing Corporation Legal Services Branch |
Department of Family & Community Services |
T 8753 9416 | F 8753 8406 |
A 223 Liverpool Road, Ashfield  NSW  2131 |
   Locked Bag 4009, Ashfield BC  NSW  1800 |
   DX 21226, Ashfield NSW |
E [email address] |

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From: Pratichi Chatterjee

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Dear Anke,

I have received your letter acknowledging my GIPA request regarding building surveys in Waterloo.

Many thanks for that.

I think if the request is not refused I am supposed to receive material by the 17th of November. Is that right?

Best,

Pratichi Chatterjee

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From: Anke Gibbons
NSW Land and Housing Corporation


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Dear Ms Chatterjee

Please find attached our correspondence for your attention.

Regards
Anke Gibbons | Senior Conveyancing Officer |
New South Wales Land and Housing Corporation Legal Services Branch |
Department of Family & Community Services |
T 8753 9416 | F 8753 8406 |
A 223 Liverpool Road, Ashfield  NSW  2131 |
   Locked Bag 4009, Ashfield BC  NSW  1800 |
   DX 21226, Ashfield NSW |
E [email address] |

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From: Pratichi Chatterjee

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Dear Anke,

Many thanks for the opportunity to amend my GIPA request.

As mentioned in our telephone conversation I am making the amendement electronically in this message.

I would like to access the structurual surveys carried out in the last 5 years on the following high rise buildings on the Waterloo Estate in Sydney- James Cook, Matavai, Turanga, Daniel Solander, Marton and Banks.

If no structural surveys have been carried out for these buildings in the last 5 years, I would like access to structural surveys or structural testing that was used to inform the Redfern-Waterloo Built Environment Plan Stage 2 from 2011.

Please do feel free to contact me if you need any further information.

Many thanks,

Pratichi Chatterjee

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From: Anke Gibbons
NSW Land and Housing Corporation

Thank you Pratichi

Regards
Anke Gibbons | Senior Conveyancing Officer |
New South Wales Land and Housing Corporation Legal Services Branch |
Department of Family & Community Services |
T 8753 9416 | F 8753 8406 |
A 223 Liverpool Road, Ashfield  NSW  2131 |
   Locked Bag 4009, Ashfield BC  NSW  1800 |
   DX 21226, Ashfield NSW |
E [email address] |

The LAHC Legal Staff wish you the compliments of the season and
advise that this office will be closed from 26 December 2016 and will re-open on 9 January 2017

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From: Pratichi Chatterjee

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Hi Anke,

Thanks for calling, and as discussed January should be fine for getting the documents.

Yours sincerely,

Pratichi Chatterjee

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From: Pratichi Chatterjee

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Dear Anke,

Happy new year. Hope you are well.

I just wanted to chase up on the structural survey requests for the Waterloo Estate. I think you mentioned in our telephone conversation that you have the documents and you should be able to obtain them by the 2nd week of January, around the 17th I think.

Do let me know if that's all still good.

Thanks for your help so far.

Best,

Pratichi Chatterjee

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From: Anke Gibbons
NSW Land and Housing Corporation

Dear Pratichi

Firstly, I apologise for the delay in responding.

I had prepared the notice of decision however I then searched other areas due to the BEP 2 information you listed in your reduced scope. I had to ensure that another department did or did not hold any supporting documents for the BEP 2 that falls within the scope of your request. There were staff on leave whom I need to liaise with in relation to the possible records.

I am submitting the decision for final approval and hope to have it to you by the end of the week.

Thank you in advance for your patience.

Regards
Anke Gibbons | Senior Conveyancing Officer |
New South Wales Land and Housing Corporation Legal Services Branch |
Department of Family & Community Services |
T 8753 9416 | F 8753 8406 |
A 223 Liverpool Road, Ashfield  NSW  2131 |
   Locked Bag 4009, Ashfield BC  NSW  1800 |
   DX 21226, Ashfield NSW |
E [email address] |

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From: Pratichi Chatterjee

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Dear Anke,

Further to our telephone conversation last week, I have not received any of the documentation that you mentioned you have.

As I have been waiting for this since November, I am putting in an external review.

Yours sincerely,

Pratichi Chatterjee

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From: Anke Gibbons
NSW Land and Housing Corporation


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Pratichi

 

What authority to you have to publish my personal name on this website?

 

I have not provided consent nor do I consent to my personal information
being listed on this website.

 

Regards

Anke Gibbons | Senior Conveyancing Officer |

New South Wales Land and Housing Corporation Legal Services Branch |

Department of Family & Community Services |

T 8753 9416 | F 8753 8406 |

A 223 Liverpool Road, Ashfield  NSW  2131 |

   Locked Bag 4009, Ashfield BC  NSW  1800 |

   DX 21226, Ashfield NSW |

E [1][email address] |

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From: Anke Gibbons
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Dear Pratichi

I refer to a telephone conversation towards the end of January 2017 regarding your amended application. I advised you that no records were held within the time frame you have requested and that my reading of the Redfern-Waterloo Built Environment Plan Stage 2 did not make any reference to structural surveys. I requested that you review the Redfern-Waterloo Built Environment Plan Stage 2 and indicate to me where you saw any reference of structural surveys in order to assist me in processing the amended application. I confirm that I have not heard from you in this regard.

Accordingly, I attach our notice of decision.

Regards
Anke Gibbons | GIPA Officer |
New South Wales Land and Housing Corporation Legal Services Branch |
Department of Family & Community Services |
T 8753 9416 | F 8753 8406 |
A 223 Liverpool Road, Ashfield  NSW  2131 |
   Locked Bag 4009, Ashfield BC  NSW  1800 |
   DX 21226, Ashfield NSW |
E [email address] |

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From: Pratichi Chatterjee

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Dear Anke ,

Many thanks for the information and responding to my request.

With regards to your details being online, the website I have been communicating with you via has a section for FOI officers https://www.righttoknow.org.au/help/offi...

The emails you received from Right to Know should have had a line saying

"This request has been made by an individual using Right to Know. This message and any reply that you make will be published on the internet."

Yours sincerely,

Pratichi Chatterjee

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