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Sunday Streets

Sunday Streets is a fun and healthy event that opens up a city's largest public space - its streets - for people to reconnect with each other and their local environment: to play, walk, chat, cycle and to share in other recreational, arts and cultural activities. (Remember playing cricket in the street?...) It is enjoyed by all regardless of age, ability or recreational activity. ...Sign the Petition at

Leichhardt Council PAMP (Pedestrian Access and Mobility Plan) Update and Review

Give Leichhardt Council a better understanding of your requirements, hot spots and pathways to link your favourite places. Please complete the survey by Thursday 16 May 2013:
12-4pm Sunday 21 April 2013
See exhibition on Local Heritage Exhibition
Hear 1890 Hill & Sons Organ
Enjoy a Devonshire Tea in the 1886 Church Hall
Join a guided walk of Annandale's War Memorials
all at the Inner West's landmark sandstone steeple

Precinct Committee, Annandale Town Hall
7pm - 8:30pm Monday 6th May
info: Ian Cranwell 0419 483 588

Sign the petition to open up Sydney's largest public space

1890s Annandale and Federation Annandale Short Walk Books
available at Annandale Village Newsagency and Ester's Table Cafe


Marghanita da Cruz
Annandale on the Web
12-4pm Sunday 21 April 2013
Corner of Johnston and Collins Streets, Annandale

*Enjoy a Devonshire Teas in 1886 Arts and Crafts Sunday School Hall
*Visit 1889 Gothic Revival Sandstone Church (Free)
*Hear on the hour recitals on 1892 Hill and Son Organ (Free)
*Learn about Annandale's Heritage and History (Free Exhibition)
*Join a Annandale's Great War guided walk ($25 includes afternoon tea, proceeds to Conservation Appeal, Bookings 9969 8071)

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Soil Carbon and Renewable Energy

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Good soil management is important in reducing atmospheric Carbon Dioxide and reducing global warming.

Renewable energy will reduce the addition of Carbon Dioxide into the atmosphere. The generation of natural bio-Carbon soil sinks will absorb Carbon Dioxide from the atmosphere.

A comprehensive plan to reduce global warming should include energy management working in tandem with soil management.

Reduction of vegetation and poor soil management has reduced soil organic matter (soil Carbon), causing increased emissions of Carbon Dioxide into the atmosphere.

Farmers are now increasing soil Carbon by introducing new technologies and good soil management.

The Australian Government has introduced the Carbon Farming Initiative. A methodology needs to be approved to enable farmers and other large landholders to gain credits from soil Carbon. Credits can be sold on Carbon Trading scheme.

The concentration of atmospheric Carbon Dioxide is now very high and causes changes to weather patterns. Soil Carbon sinks is a viable method to absorb Carbon form the atmosphere. More effort now needs to be made to generate soil Carbon sinks and the Australian Government needs to approve appropriate soil testing methodologies.

Ted Floyd
Soil Carbon Key To Sustainability

Carbon Cycle in Soils, 23 July 2010

In 1857, in response to demand on the Abattoir, the the first the Blackbutt bridge, constructed from Tasmanian Blackbutt replaced the Punt to Glebe Island. This Bridge incorporated a hand-cranked manual lift-span, which allowed shipping to pass through to the bays.

Sydney, ANZAC and Glebe Island Bridges, Sydney - photo MarghanitaIn 1903, demand for public transport saw the opening of a new bridges across Darling Harbour, to Glebe Island and further along the road to ryde at Drummoyne and Gladesville. The swing span of these bridges allowed two ships to pass through simultaneously on either side of the central pivot. Source: (viewed 26 January 2013)

The ANZAC Bridge, the third bridge across the mouth of the Rozelle and Blackwattle bays opened in 1995.

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Threat to State Heritage Listing of Glebe Island Bridge

This vital piece of Sydney's transport infrastructure is under threat, with the draft down grading of Glebe Island Bridge from "NSW State Heritage" to "Likely to be of NSW State Heritage".

As a walking/cycling bridge, it could still be opened/close at particular times of day to allow water traffic (from super marina) to pass on both sides of the central span as well as providing a pedestrian, cycling and emergency vehicles (including ambulances from Callan Park) route to Sydney University, UTS and the city.

A revised heritage listing, currently in draft, states "The Glebe Island Bridge, across Johnstons Bay, is likely to be of State significance as it demonstrates one of the earliest examples of an electric powered swing bridge in the world"

Whereas the current listing states "The bridge has been assessed as being of State significance."

The Heritage Council of NSW has resolved to give notice of its intention to consider listing Glebe Island Bridge on the State Heritage Register in acknowledgement of its heritage significance to the people of New South Wales, see link below.

Notice of Intention to consider listing on the State Heritage Register of: Glebe Island Bridge, Bank Street, Pyrmont

The advice is in accordance with section 33 (1)(a) of the Heritage Act 1977 (NSW).

Any member of the community, owners, managers, organisations or other interested parties are invited to make a written submission regarding the proposed listing and significance of Glebe Island Bridge. Submissions should be posted or emailed to the Heritage Office of NSW at the following address during the public submission period, which closes on 12 June 2013:

Heritage Council of NSW
Locked Bag 5020
Parramatta NSW 2124

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01/04: Earth Hours

Until 1911, Annandale was lit by Gas Lights. These lights were not lit for 5 nights each lunar month.

One of the justifications for the switch to electric lighting, was that the lights would shine every night.

Berlin still uses Gas Lighting..