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White's Creek Johnston's Creek Federal Park Wetlands Whites Creek Wetlands Rozelle Bay Harbour Park Bays Precinct Annandale Water Cycle World Wetlands Day Water Efficient Gardening

Naturalisation of White's Creek and Johnston's Creek

Sydney Water is investigating a section of Johnstons Creek, Annandale as it is in need of repair...www.sydneywatertalk.com.au/johnstonscreek

Sydney Water is investigating a section of White's Creek, Annandale as it is in need of repair...www.sydneywatertalk.com.au/whitescreek

map Cumberland County Petersham, State Records NSW

mapSmith, Sydney & Cardew, John Haydon & Sydney Freehold Land Building & Investment Company 1887, [Annandale] : Saturday, October 29, 1887, at 3 o'clock, Gibbs, Shallard & Co, Sydney, National Library of Australia

Mouth of Whites Creek

bridge with drain and pebble beachFebruary 2011

Mouth of White's Creek to Annandale ca 1888

Rozelle Bay (part of Johnston's Bay)

Road through Park to Rozelle Tram Sheds Mall (Harold Park)

As part of the Harold Park residential and commerical development, despite repeated representations from locals on behalf of all park users, the City of Sydney approved a road to the Rozelle Tramsheds through Federal Park...more

Minutes April 2012 Ordinary Leichhardt Council Meeting
7pm in the Leichhardt Town Hall Council Chambers. Open to the public.

Source: April 2012 Minutes (PDF 213.71kB viewed 8 May 2012)

ITEM 24A ROZELLE BAY – LOTS 20, 21 & 22 | ITEM 37A ANNANDALE PRECINCT’S VISION FOR THE BAYS PRECINCT | ITEM 24B BAYS PRECINCT TASKFORCE | C143/12 River bank Naturalisation

ITEM 24A ROZELLE BAY – LOTS 20, 21 & 22
C129/12 RESOLVED KOGOY/ PARKER

  1. That correspondence is sent to all business operating at Lots 20, 21 & 22 The Crescent requesting them to advise Council on what basis under the Act they are operating ie development consent, permissible without consent etc. The tenants should also be requested to outline their plans for development on the site including timeframes...This is page 21 of the Minutes of the Ordinary Meeting of Council held on the 24th day of April, 2012 and presented for confirmation this 22nd day of May, 2012. .............................................. CHAIR
  2. That RMS be requested to investigate whether the boats, barges etc located at the head of Rozelle Bay are located within the maritime lease areas, relate to the businesses operating and are consistent with uses that have consent. Furthermore that any boats that do not relate to the waterfront operations be removed immediately...This is page 22 of the Minutes of the Ordinary Meeting of Council held on the 24th day of April, 2012 and presented for confirmation..
    Background to point 13 of resolution;

    In 2000/01 Council and local residents generally supported the state government agencies plans for the masterplan for Rozelle Bay which included working harbour structures and activities. The proposal put to the community was that these activities were necessary for an active working harbour and the masterplan would ensure the proposed orderly development of structures and activities would ensure an improved environment in the bay. In reality none of the structures have been build, junk has been accumulated on the foreshore in an adhoc manner. ..

    CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY
    This is page 23 of the Minutes of the Ordinary Meeting of Council held on the 24th day of April, 2012 and presented for confirmation this 22nd day of May, 2012. .............................................. CHAIR

    ITEM 37A ANNANDALE PRECINCT’S VISION FOR The Bays Precinct
    C130/12 RESOLVED KOGOY / PLATE

    1. That Council note the Annandale Precinct’s vision for the future of the Bays Precinct.
    2. That Council formally invites members of the Annandale Precinct to participate in the White Bay and surrounds visioning process.
    3. Council reaffirms its support for a new masterplan for the Bays Precinct and for a moratorium to be placed on all current approvals such as the cruise ship terminal and function centre at White Bay until a new masterplan is in place.
    4. That a report be submitted to Council on the options in terms of the scope and cost of the visioning process.
    ..

    ITEM 24B BAYS PRECINCT TASKFORCE
    C139/12 RESOLVED PORTEOUS / PLATE

    That:

    1. That Council endorse the tabled plan for access and recreational facilities and open space and these to be presented to the next Bays Precinct Taskforce meeting with the addition of netball courts.
    2. Council staff draw on the contents of previous studies - such as the 2005 Recreation Needs Study, and prepare a document that nominates specific land uses and initiatives at specific points across the section of the study area located within the Leichhardt LGA
    3. Council advise Sydney Ports that:
      a. We would like public access to be further consulted through the Bays Precinct Taskforce and Council will make a recommendation once feedback is received.
      b. Council would recommend that Robert Street be confirmed as the point of access at this point in time.
    ..

    C143/12 RESOLVED KOGOY / MCKENZIE

    That Council investigate opportunities in Leichhardt for river bank naturalisation.

    That as part of these investigations, Council invites an appropriate Sydney Water representative to give a presentation to the next Environment and Recreation Committee meeting on Sydney Water's approach to stormwater asset renewal and river bank naturalisation and potential opportunities in Leichhardt.

    map

    industry on foreshoreNLA MAP Folder 4a, LFSP 45 (Copy 1). Rozelle Bay is a part of Johnston's Bay and Port Jackson (Sydney Harbour), a national park...more

    schematic of Johnston's CreekJohnston's Creek

    Johnston's Creek flows from Petersham under Parramatta Road past Annandale | Camperdown | Forest Lodge | Harold Park to Rozelle Bay | Port Jackson (Sydney Harbour)

    Annandale Farm

    Piperston adjoining Annandale to the West (1842)

    A Grand Estate

    Annandale estate north Section No.1 [cartographic material] 1857.

    Looking across Rozelle Bay over the mouth of White's Creek to Annandale ca 1888. Houses are probably Kenilworth, with Abbey etc in background.

    1890 Map showing Annandale as the East Ward of Leichhardt Council and Rozelle Bay

    Plan of Portion 389, Parish of Petersham, County of Cumberland, Metropolitan Land District (shows reclamation of Johnston's Bay) 1898

    Plan of north Annandale, showing Rozelle and Johnston's Bays 1900

    A Working Harbour

    Looking across Rozelle Bay to Annandale Glebe from Glebe Island (1900-1939)

    The Barquentine 'Alexa' in Rozelle Bay by Margaret Quinn Jun 5, 1975 - Leichhardt Historical Journal

    "Early Morning at Rozelle Bay", Ian Hansen photo of painting

    Blackwattle Bay & Rozelle Bay (Aerial Ca. 1928)

    Beale logs being unloaded from barge, Rozelle Bay c1930:a b

    Federal Road Bridge (1966)

    Looking across Johnston's Creek towards the Viaduct and Witches Houses (c1966)

    "Formerly the space occupied was 3acres, with a water frontage of about 550 feet to Rozelle Bay, Annandale, the situation being directly at the foot of Johnston-street, and at the end of the second tram section from Circular Quay. Finding this accommodation altogether inadequate, owing to the rapid growth of the business, an additional area was secured to bring up the total area to over 12 acres, with a water frontage to the bay of 1300 feet. A Triumph in Timber--Messrs. Langdon and Langdon's Yards....1907 '[No heading].', Australian Town and Country Journal (NSW : 1870 - 1907), 25 December, p. 37, viewed 24 May, 2012, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-page5718004

    sand areas with mimimal growthMangroves on Rozelle Bay Foreshore - may 2007 - Photo Marghanita