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Time of Parra'dowee - Goray'murrai (warm and wet) November - December

This Season begins with the Great Eel Spirit ...more

Western Harbour Tunnel Construction via Glebe Port

"Parts of White Bay and Glebe Island are under consideration as potential support areas for the proposed Western Harbour Tunnel.
The areas may be proposed for use on a temporary basis to:
* Stage deliveries and personnel for water-based construction of the harbour crossing;
* handle tunnel spol arriving by barge for trasnfer to road transport;
* construct concrete elements for the Wstern Harbour Tunnel; and
* Transfer a small quantity of sediment from Sydney Harbour to the site for treatment then transport by road for safe disposal"..- source: leaflet dropped in Annandale Letterboxes about 11 May 2018

"Glebe Island adjacent to White Bay will be used as a spoil handling area for the Western Harbour Tunnel and Warringah Freeway Upgrade project, prior to the commencement of works for the Bays Precinct in 2022. "..Western Harbour Tunnel and Warringah Freeway Upgrade Scoping Report (October 2017)

Western Harbour Tunnel and Beaches Link

White Bay Infrastructure Projects

Inner West Council will be responding to the response to Westconnex's 400 page response to council's 300 page submission to the M4-M5 EIS and the Preferred Infrastructure Report (PIR).

The response from Westconnex to all 13,000 submissions + the PIR is currently being assessed by the department of planning who wil make a recommendation to the minister.

Community Members can contact council staff and councillors to make their views on the proposal clear and incorporated into the response to the Department of Planning. But we can also write to our MPs and Ministers.

The Project is currently being assessed by Department of Planning - see submissions, response to submissions including Preferred Infrastructure Report - this will then go to the minister for signoff. More at:

Inner West Council's westconnex page includes how to contact the westconnex unit and about the WestConnex Community Liaison Forum (which people from Haberfield and St Peters are very active on)

Glebe Island Multi-User Facility

Hanson move to White Bay (from Blackwattle Bay) - can't find official site

M4-M5 Link Preferred Infrastructure Report

Exec Summary:


Traffic Information:

Organ and Cello RecitalChurch Organ being restored

E.M.Grantham- Organ- Buxtehude and Handel
Ljubo Oblikov- Cello- Oblilov, Rachmaninov, Shostakovich, Dvorak
Andrew Wells- Piano- Schumann

Hunter Baillie Presbyterian Church, Cnr Collins and Johnston St, Annandale
November 22nd 2019 at 6pm
Entry is by donation

map showing readings from air quality monitorsAir Quality

Air Quality in Sydney has plumetted and the pollution has persisted despite strong winds.

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Naturalisation of Johnstons Creek

creek with bridge

Community information session 30 November 2019

"Join us for a free sausage sizzle and learn more about our work at Johnstons Creek.The project team from Sydney Water will be on hand to discuss this project and answer your questions."

Date: Saturday 30 November 2019
Time: 11 am to 1 pm
Where: Federal Park (between Nelson Street and Dalgal Way)

"We are improving liveability and waterway health across Sydney. As part of this work we will be naturalising Johnstons Creek to make it a better place for you to enjoy and to help support a healthy environment... The project involves:
replacing the old concrete banks with sandstone and native plants
creating a natural planted stormwater system (wetland) in Federal Park near Dalgal Way
expanding the salt marsh around the creek and creating intertidal rock pools
creating a boardwalk, paths and new seating replacing the old footbridge near Dalgal way....

Read more about Johnston Creek

All Welcome at the Hunter Baillie

Aspire Choir Join us Sat 16th All welcome not too late to join. So far we've sunc The North Wind is Tossing the LEaves, The Sussex Carold (On Christmas night...) Australian Carol Tick Tock Enter the Chruch by side entrance in Collins StSunday School Christmas Carols in the Garden Everyone Welcome Friday December 6 6:30pm Carols in the Gardens, 6.30pm Friday 6 December
Aspire Choir 10am 30 November
Sandstone Church cnr Johnston and Collins St
More at

3D Scanning of the Facade of the former Methodist Church on Johnston Street

3 men with scanning equipment 3 Men and Marghanita da Cruz
sandstone church with two people walking along pathMore about the Church. Image from SLNSW Collections

Dr Jack Barton, the Outreach Manager Geospatial Research Innovation and Development at UNSW and his team are doing a 3D scan of the amazing facade of the former Methodist Church at 81 Johnston Street, Annandale. The facade has deteriorated significantly in recent years.

The carved sandstone was originally part of the Bull Warehouse in the city. The warehouse burnt down and the black marks can still be seen in the facade. The parts of the facade were transferred to Annandale and reused in the facade of the Church. More at Methodist (now Uniting) Church, 81 Johnston Street

Philip Drew has researched the history of the facade. See Eco-Annandale 2015, THE MYSTERY OF THOMAS WRAN'S ANNANDALE SCULPTURES and Thomas Vallance Wran : the Annandale sculptures 1873-74 / Philip Drew.

What's on in Annandale (24 Nov)

Community Consultation on the Naturalisation of Johnston's Creek
11-1pm Saturday 30 November, Federal Park (between Nelson Street and Dalgal Way)

Air Quality in the Inner West

Carols in the Gardens, 6.30pm Friday 6 December
Aspire Choir 10am 30 November
Sandstone Church cnr Johnston and Collins St

Johnston Street Jazz
8pm Thu 28 Nov : Trio improvised

Discover your sense of balance in a one day workshop presented by The Australian Feldenkrais Guild.
Learn to Move and Balance with more freedom and confidence.
10am to 2pm Saturday 14 December
WHERE Harold Park Tramsheds Community Centre
COST $65

Comment on Trees, Parking and more at:

Railway Parade Trees Meeting

Westconnex Destruction of Buruwan Park (20 October 2019)

"Trees bring so much to Annandale. They cool our suburb, provide much-needed wildlife habitat, filter urban pollutants, and help to mitigate the impacts of climate Change" - Jamie Parker

6-6.45pm Thursday 7 November 2019
Corner of Railway Pde and Brennan St Annandale

Westconnex Tunnelling

"Homes which sit within the identified ‘zone of influence’ of the tunnel in Leichhardt, Annandale, Lilyfield and Rozelle may be impacted."

More information at:

What's on in Annandale (6 Nov)

Street Meeting Jamie Parker MP - Westconnex destruction of Trees
6-6.45pm Thursday 7 November
Intersection of Brennan St and Railway Parade

Jamie Parker MP - Westconnex Tunnelling

Johnston Street Jazz Dianne Cripps Southern Comfort
8pm, 7 November at 81 Johnston Street

Loaded Dog Folk Club Nov 23 - Kate Maclurcan & the Loose Ends + Peter

Marghanita da Cruz
Editor Annandale on the Web
Telephone: 0414-869202

Time of Ngoonungi - Murrai'yunggory (cool, getting warmer) September - October

The time of the gathering of the flying foxes. A magical time of the year when the flying foxes ...more

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Buruwan Picnic

NoW Annandale are organising a "farewell picnic" for Buruwan Park 4-5pm Sunday 10th March 2019.

Come along and let the NSW Government, Westconnex and RMS know that you know that they are destroying a precious park, trees and habitat the the community has worked on for over 25 years.

people protesting in park people protesting in parkRally Buruwan Park, 15 Feb 2018

Council has put up corflutes in the park to inform the hundreds of pedestrians, cyclists, light rail and bus passengers who use the park every day.
The RMS is yet to advise how pedestrians and cyclists will get to work, school and everywhere else they go via the park during construction and operation of the proposed road widening of the Crescent Annandale as part of Westconnex Stage 3.
There is an issue of trees being destroyed and increased heat island affect as well as over 25 years of Bush regeneration by volunteers.
Photos Tony Grech

A good time to email state and federal MPs, the Minister for Transport, the Minister for Planning, the Minster for the Environment and the Premier.

More about Westconnex

RMS to claim streets under the NSW Roads Act

anti-westconnex poster Westconnex Plans for Railway Pde and the Crescent, Annandale (bigger map) mapWestconnex Truck Route Johnston Street (bigger map) Westconnex Tunnel (Dive) Site Annandale (formerly Camperdown)bigger map)

On 11 February 2019 Roads & Maritime Services informed Inner West Council that it would be exercising its powers under the NSW Roads Act to undertake activities for WestConnex Stage 3B (M4-M5 Link Rozelle Interchange) on the following roads in the Local Government Area:

* Gordon Street, Rozelle (No Public Access upon assumption)
* Railway Parade, Annandale
* The Crescent, Annandale
* Johnston Street, Annandale
* Victoria Road, Rozelle
* Quirk Street, Rozelle
* Hornsey Street, Rozelle
* Lilyfield Road, Rozelle

190211 - IWC - Use of Powers under Roads Act - A25434781 (PDF 2.3MB)


More about Westconnex

Sirius Chamber Ensemble perform music by Australian composers

musicians Sunday 20 October 2019 at 2:00pm Annandale Creative Arts Centre 81 Johnston St, Annandale, NSW 2038 Sirius Chamber Ensemble perform music by Australian composers Corrina Bonshek and Margery Smith. The composers will join us to discuss their music and creative process.

Program includes - Corrina Bonshek:
Up in the Clouds (Australian premiere) for flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano and vibraphone
Lotus Flower Blossoming (world premiere) - for soprano, flute, clarinet, bassoon, violin and cello
Out on the Wind - for clarinet, cello and piano
As Small Birds Play - for solo bassoon with prerecorded birdsong

Margery Smith:
Inferno (new arrangement, premiere) - clarinet concerto with ensemble
The Long Now (Australian premiere) - for flute, violin and cello
Poppy Reimagined - for clarinet and cello
Humanity Washed Ashore - for solo bass clarinet

Ian Sykes (clarinet), Alison Evans (bassoon), Clare Kahn (cello)
with guests Kate Rockstrom (flute), Miguel Sonnak (violin), Antonio Fernandez (piano), Joshua Hill (percussion) and Taryn Srhoj (soprano)


Concerts at the Hunter Baillie Church

men working on steepleMake Safe Work

Hunter Baillie Presbyterian Church, cnr Collins and Johnston Sts Annandale.

More information at

Public Exhibition WestConnex M4-M5 Link MOD 2 (SSI-7485-Mod-2) - Annandale and Rozelle extended to 25 September 2019

More information including making a submission

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Proposed modification

More Noise, More Traffic, More Air Pollution and loss of Mural

The Modification report will be exhibited for 28 days from 21 August to 18 September 2019.
Application Number SSI-7485-Mod-2
Assessment Type SSI Modifications
Development Type Road transport facilities
Local Government Areas Canada Bay, Inner West, City of Sydney
Exhibition Start 21/08/2019 Exhibition End 18/09/2019
More information including making a submission

M4 - M5 Rozelle Interchange

People with placards in park Buruwan Park Rally for the Trees

A map showing the location of works at Buruwan Park during September is provided below. plan
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If you haven’t already heard RMS have released a modification to the M4-M5 Rozelle Interchange which will now include a new car overpass at The Crescent and significant changes to the promised pedestrian and cyclist access routes.

The Crescent overpass and active transport links Modification will remove the continuous GreenLink connecting Rozelle across the City-West Link to the foreshore. The Greenlink was designed to safely reconnect Innerwest communities and provide direct access to the water.

There seem to be a number of significant impacts to our community and how we safely access the foreshore from Annandale, Lilyfield and Rozelle - even Forest Lodge and Glebe.

RMS are asking for feedback and it is the only opportunity to push them to look at alternate options and reinstate safe, direct access as in the approved GreenLink. We need all residents, community groups, clubs and interested groups to make a submission by Wednesday 18 September. You can do this electronically or writing to the DPIE.

Identified impacts for residents and commuters in the Innerwest wanting to access the foreshore and its facilities.

We are asking you to now spread the word to your neighbours, to your colleagues, to your clubs, to your networks, to your friends - and ask people to read the information.

Further details on the Modification at Facebook

RMS portal for submissions.

From Rozelle Interchange Work notification | 28 August 2019:

"4.0 Preparation work at Buruwan Park
As part of the upgrade of the intersection of The Crescent and City West Link the area within Buruwan Park will become part of the new road. New cyclist and pedestrian connections will be established as part of the permanent design, as well as a land bridge to the up to 10-hectare park within the Rail Yards. Work will begin in September to prepare for future construction within the park and activities include:

Access to the Rozelle Bay light rail station from Bayview Crescent will be maintained at all times. Pedestrian and cyclist access through Buruwan Park will be maintained until the end of this year and traffic control will be in place when we are working, to assist pedestrians and cyclists throughout these changes.

Park with construction fencing 2.0 Site establishment work
Work continues to establish the sites and equipment we will need to construct the project. In September we begin installing the site facilities and amenities including offices and sheds, fencing and noise walls. Some permanent parking removal took effect on local streets in July and as our work progresses, further temporary and permanent parking removal will be required on local streets. Site establishment activities include:

Source and more information in Rozelle Interchange Work notification | 28 August 2019 at

Write to Minister Stokes to Save Buruwan Park

Rally for our Trees

People with placards in park8am Monday 9 September Buruwan Park.

Buruwan Park Rally for the Trees

What's on in Annandale (8 Sep)

Annandale Aqueducts and Viaducts

Talk and guided walking tour

Take a look at this landscape of aqueducts and viaducts, where classical arches of the aqueducts add beauty. The park’s setting has transformed many times in the last 250 years. Indigenous waterways were taken over by industrial uses; today you can see ecosystem restoration. Hear about people who devoted themselves to influencing the landscape here.

When: 10:30 am to 12:00 pm Wednesday 4 September and
10:30 am to 12:00 pm Saturday 7 September

Where: Meet UNDER THE ARCHES OF THE WHITE-COLOURED AQUEDUCT, half way into the Smith, Hogan and Spindlers Park, Taylor Street, Annandale

Cost: Free
Further information:

Time of Wiritjiribin - Tugarah Gunya'marri (cold and windy) August

The lyrebirds' calls ring out through the bushland as he builds ...more

Johnston Street Jazz

Johnston St Jazz Every Thursday night. Doors open 7.30pm for 8pm start - Tix: $20/$10
Improvised jazz at the Annandale Creative Arts Centre, 81 Johnston St Annandale, every Thursday night. One set of great music (mostly instrumental, mostly local, mostly unamplified). Followed by Free For All, an open improv concept where the audience becomes the band.

APR 18:Leonie Cohen – “Pages Suite” Album Launch
APR25: Alterity : Paul Cutlan & Phillippa Murphy-Haste
MAY2: SICKOrchestra
MAY9: An Evening of Duets
MAY16:Judy Bailey : Request Night
MAY30: Jenna Cave & The Truth Seekers
JUL18: Renata Arrivolo Jazz Trio
24th Oct : George Washingmachine
FRI 1st Nov : Emiliano Sampaio

Footprints ecoFestival

People in park at festivalSunday 25 August 2019 – 11am-3pm
Whites Creek Valley Park, corner Piper and Smith Streets, Annandale

Council’s annual eco event will focus on demonstrating and showcasing environmentally sustainable practices, as well as projects and programs developed by Council and local community groups. With entertainment, workshops and activities for the whole family, footprints ecofestival will also host product and information stalls and a variety of food and local and sustainable produce.

More Information.

Stallholder & Performer Expressions of Interest

Stallholder & Performer Expressions of Interest will open on Friday 26th April 2019 and close on Monday 27th May 2019.
More Information.

What's on in Annandale (21 Aug)

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New Westconnex Plans for Crescent and Johnston Street on exhibition until 18 September 2019
More Noise, More Traffic, More Air Pollution and loss of Mural

Westconnex new plans for the Crescent and Johnston Street on exhibition until 18 September 2019

Shiny Bum Singers + Witches Leap (equal billing)
Doors open 7pm for 7.30pm Sat 24 August, Annandale Community Centre

Footprints ecoFestival
11-3pm Sunday 25 August,
White's Creek Valley Park

New Westconnex Plans for Crescent and Johnston Street on exhibition until 18 September 2019
More Noise, More Traffic, More Air Pollution and loss of Mural

Westconnex new plans for the Crescent and Johnston Street on exhibition until 18 September 2019

Heart of Annandale 2019 on the Theme of UNKNOWN

Art exhibition in Church Art exhibition in Church Art exhibition in Church Art exhibition in Church Entries Close 26 July
Exhibition 3-18 August

Heart of Annandale returns in August this year and we are calling for your entries!
How could you explore the theme ‘unknown’ in relation to the Inner West?
We love our creative community and are looking forward to seeing what you come up with!
There are a range of awards & prizes for adults, teenagers, and children, including the $1000 People’s Choice award.
You can enter art in any medium.
Please read the 2019 Terms &Conditions carefully in order to prepare a successful entry.

The exhibition is open from the 3rd-18th of August and will include a range of creative community events. For now, some big ones to note are:
*Exhibition Opening & Awards: 6-9pm Friday 3 August
*Portraits, Pizza & Pinot: 7-9:30pm Tuesday 13 August
*Closing Celebrations & People's Choice (including an Annandale LEGO Masters Competition for the kids): 4-8pm Saturday 17 August
Jessica Brouwer, Heart of Annandale Director

More at:

Time of Burrugin - Tugarah Tuli (cold, frosty, short days) June to late July

This is the time when the male Burrugin (echidnas) ...more

Westconnex Meeting

The government has recently released the tunnel route for WestConnex Stage 3a. Homes which sit within the identified ‘zone of influence’ of the proposed tunnel route in Leichhardt, Annandale and Camperdown may be impacted.


See Map showing the Route of the Westconnex M4-M5 Tunnel and properties in Haberfield, Leichhardt, Annandale, Camperdown, Newtown, Enmore and St Peters which will be affected. Detailed Map showing properties affected

Local MP, Jamie Parker, has called a public meeting to discuss how tunneling will impact you and what you can do.

WHEN Saturday 9 February 2-3pm
WHERE Leichhardt Town Hall

RSVP and more information

Westconnex starts destroying Annandale

11 February 2019: RMS claims Railway Parade, the Crescent and other local Roads for WestConnex Stage 3B (M4-M5 Link Rozelle Interchange) more

M4-M5 Link Tunnels Management plans and reports

Download at:

drawing with text: west disconnex communityTrucks heading for Annandale

Westconnex Stage 3a and 3b Impacts

  1. Pyrmont Bridge Dive Site
  2. Crescent Civil (Construction) Site
  3. Tunnel Under Annandale

Parliamentary Inquiry Reports

Damning Report into Westconnex and dissent over inconsistent recommendations and findings.

Dissenting Report and Statement

The show must not go on!