Johnston's Creek flows from Petersham under Parramatta Road, past Annandale, Camperdown, Forest Lodge and Harold Park to Rozelle Bay, Port Jackson (Sydney Harbour).
Matthew G Smith was an Alderman and Mayor of the Annandale Borough in the 1930s. Edward Hogan was and Alderman and the Mayor of the Annandale Borough in 1942. Caldwell & Schindler had a veneers factory in Johnston Street.
Local provenance plant species have been reintroduced into the parklands along Johnston's Creek by the Rozelle Bay Community Native Nursery and Bushcare group.
The Federal Park Salt Marsh wetlands were constructed in 2001 to filter storm water before it enters Sydney Harbour via Johnston's Storm water Channel.
The introduction of mangroves into the south-east foreshore of Rozelle Bay, was part of the Sydney City Council, Glebe Foreshore Project. Brief at www.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au and Community Consultation Forum at www.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au
Ecological restoration is applied natures. Whose nature? This paper explores the complex interplay of scientific, organisational and community cultures in a proposed restoration project. In March 2004 the City of Sydney released the Glebe Foreshore Plan, which included the creation of a mangrove habitat in Bicentennial Park West. Despite widespread support of the mangrove concept, the associated plan generated significant opposition, including what one local newspaper dubbed "mangrove battlelines"...Mangrove Battlelines: culture/nature and ecological restoration Preview, Phil McManus
At the Leichhardt Council Climate Change Taskforce meeting on June 1, it was proposed to Pilot LED Lighting along the new Johnston Creek Cycle Path and Footpath in Smith Hogan and Spindlers Park, Annandale. There was support for the Pilot, at the Annandale Precinct meeting on June 6, with a request for Active Lighting - for safety and security...LED Lighting Pilot
Living Streets project has commenced construction in Taylor Street South, includes water sensitive infrastructure, native vegetation, swales, traffic calming and an expanded children's playground....http://www.leichhardt.nsw.gov.au/living-streets.html
There is a plaque at the pedestrian bridge between the crescent and Aqueduct that marks the 40th Anniversary, in 2011, of the Green Ban that saved Annandale.
"Residents in the Leichhardt Municipality requested B.L.F. to impose ban on demolition to make way for this expressway.
If the expressway goes ahead, 1,180 homes in the muicipality will be demlished and Annandale, Glebe and Leichhardt would lost most of their parkland."...www.greenbans.net.au
Upgrade of Taylor Street North/Spindlers Park Playground to include a new rope structure climbing frame for older children, a new infants swing set, landscape improvements, a new water bubbler and other features....http://www.leichhardt.nsw.gov.au/IgnitionSuite/uploads/docs/ITEM%2038%5B13%5D.pdf
Leichhardt Council to lease of disused Sydney Water land for open space...http://www.leichhardt.nsw.gov.au/IgnitionSuite/uploads/docs/ITEM%2042%5B9%5D.pdf
Filling in of the Booth Street Waterhole in the late 1890s...more
Revised plans for Roundabout and Pedestrian Refuge presented to Precinct Meeting 7 February 2012...more
"It was a slow start but Peter was a good salesman, able to convince Architects to try new products. One of the first jobs was a black and white marble mosaic in the entrance of Kodak’s shop in George Street. Kodak House was rebuilt in 1955 and the original mosaic done by Peter was preserved at Melocco Bros Showroom at 1 Booth St Annandale...Melocco Brothers, 1 Booth Street
Johnstons Creek Route is the name that is commonly given to the proposed county road between Mascot and Annandale, the northern portion of which follows Johnstons Creek...www.ozroads.com.au
"The northern sections of pedestrian and shared pathways join at Harold Park Bridge (leading
to the former Rozelle Tramshed on the eastern side of the canal). The pathway is then
bituminised and continues south on the western side of the canal (Federal Park South and
Spindler Park) for approximately another 500m to the McMahons Bridge (foot bridge)
connecting Taylor Street to Minogue Crescent. The pathway then continues south on the
eastern side of the canal past housing units on the former PABCO industrial site....
Bowstring Bridge (Bicentennial Park), Allen Truss Bridge (Bicentennial Park)...Federal Road Bridge (CCSA Mar 1939).. Taylor Street tramway bridge...STATEMENT OF HERITAGE IMPACT JOHNSTONS STORMWATER CANAL SHARED PATHWAY PROJECT (6MB PDF)
Photo and Map of Tramway Bridge
2011 Photo Stream of Graffitti
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