Each book in this series is a self guided historical walk through Annandale. Each walk explores the people and construction of Annandale. Each book covers two decades of Annandales History a hundred years apart. The first book in the series, 1890s Annandale: A Short Walk, covers the 1790s and 1890s.
This is the time when the male Burrugin (echidnas) ...more
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: www.annandale.org.au/
The total battery capacity on the vehicle is 328kW. The Gemilang-bodied, BYD electric chassis buses use around 80kW per hour; however, the vehicle also regenerates approximately 30-40 per cent of its battery capacity through braking, depending on traffic conditions.
ELECTRIC BUS ROUTES
The following routes have been chosen due to their close proximity to Leichhardt depot, so that operations and performance can be closely monitored during the trial:
* Route 389 – Bondi Junction to Pyrmont
* Route 431 – Glebe Point to City (Martin Place)
* Route 433 – Balmain to Railway Square
* Route 447 – Lilyfield to Leichhardt Marketplace (loop service)
* Route 470 – Lilyfield to City (Martin Place)
More including photos at https://www.busnews.com.au/industry-news/1906/sydney-region-6-electric-bus-trial-starts-1-july-routes-confirmed
Inner West Council is inviting feedback from the community on our Local Housing and Transport Strategies.
Drop in session: Tuesday 9 July 2019, 2-4pm: Annandale Community Centre, 79 Johnston Street
More at: https://perambuler.ramin.com.au/2019/07/inner-west-council-draft-integrated.html
Do you have an interest in reducing single use plastic? Do you like to sew or create? Can you cut, iron or pin? Would you like to learn to sew? Well if your answer is yes to any of these questions, then come to our Annandale Bees held on the third Sunday of every month at the Annandale Community Centre. Please bring sewing machine or overlocker and scissors (if you have them). If not please bring yourself and a keep cup.
Sunday, 16 JUNE 13:00-17:00
Sunday, 21 JULY 13:00-17:00
Annandale Community Centre
Back Hall 79 Johnston St, Annandale
16 June - Kirkin'o' the Tartan - 10am
25 July - Organ Recital - 6.00pm
15 September, 2.30pm - Phoenix Concert
27 September - Organ Recital - 6.00pm
More information at https://www.hunterbaillie.com/upcoming-events
Annandale Community Centre [Back Hall (disability access)]
79 Johnston St, ANNANDALE
doors open 7.00pm for 7.30pm start
Cost $18/20 BYO, supper available
enquiries – (02) 9358 4886
Ron buys Small or large collections - and will and can collect. Interested in rock, pop, reggae, jazz, blues, funk/soul, psychedelic, classical, hiphop, folk and punk. Combined budget of $50,000 per collection. Record dealers in Sydney for 18 years & based in Johnston St. Annandale , NSW...ronsrecords.com.au
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
MAY9: An Evening of Duets
MAY16:Judy Bailey : Request Night
MAY30: Jenna Cave & The Truth Seekers
JUL18: Renata Arrivolo Jazz Trio
AUG8: The Beauty of Living Sound
A fun night of music and community. First part of the evening is live jazz inspired tunes from incredible musicians. After interval its improvisation time!... more
Sunday 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.
Stallholder & Performer Expressions of Interest will open on Friday 26th April 2019 and close on Monday 27th May 2019.
11:45am Tuesdays Commencing on 14th July 2015
Tai Chi class for people over 50. Suitable for people with chronic conditions. Join a free trial class then pay $6 per class!
Annandale Neighbourhood Centre, 79 Johnston St, Annandale
To book or for more information: Tel:(02)95334422 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Annandale Craft Group meets 11am-2pm Fridays at the Annandale Community Centre... more
In 1972 Rosemary Roebuck, a mother of two young children looking for friendship and support, invited a few local families to meet in her Balmain lounge room. Within months, 33 similar groups across NSW had affiliated under the banner of the Playgroup Association of NSW..https://www.playgroupnsw.org.au
Annandale Playgroup runs 3 sessions a week for children aged from birth to 5 years in the rear hall of Annandale Neighbourhood Centre.... more
The Leichhardt Local Link is a free community bus to help people to access local services such as Leichhardt Park Aquatic Centre, doctors and health services, transport, community facilities, shopping precincts and high streets.
The bus runs between 8.30am and 2.45pm on Mondays and Thursdays. See Timetable and Route
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.
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
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
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
11 February 2019: RMS claims Railway Parade, the Crescent and other local Roads for WestConnex Stage 3B (M4-M5 Link Rozelle Interchange) more
Download at: https://westconnex.com.au/local-updates?default_view=2&updates=9&project=14
Westconnex Stage 3a and 3b Impacts
Damning Report into Westconnex and dissent over inconsistent recommendations and findings.
The show must not go on!
"This has been an extremely important inquiry and the final committee report details a litany of failures by the NSW Government in the delivery of the WestConnex project which have had a real and lasting negative impact on people’s lives, have eroded public trust and had significant costs for taxpayers."
"1. WestConnex should never have been approved or built"
"Finding: That the NSW Government should have invested the public funds spent on the WestConnex project on improving public transport, including for western Sydney."
"Finding: That the separation of the Sydney Gateway Project from the WestConnex project was an attempt by the NSW Government to hide further WestConnex project cost increases."
"Finding: That if the full range of costs were adequately considered, and if the cost blow outs and scope changes were taken into account, it is probable that an updated business case for the WestConnex would not have a positive cost-benefit ratio."
"WestConnex promised much - Port Botany would directly connect with Sydney’s major arterial roads. Traffic would be taken from neighbourhood roads. Travel times would shorten; air quality rules, the world’s best; tolls, modest. Premiers O’Farrell, Baird and Berijiklian said: judge them, and the project, by these standards. How is Westconnex faring? This inquiry says...badly.
Westconnex is costing taxpayers more and delivering less."
Download and read full report at https://www.parliament.nsw.gov.au/committees/inquiries/Pages/inquiry-details.aspx?pk=2497#tab-reportsandgovernmentresponses
Western Harbour Tunnel and Beaches Link now includes Rozelle Interchange, which was not part of the M4-M5 approval despite being part of the M4-M5 EIS.
Source: July 2018 Update 13.7MB PDF
Destruction of Buruwan Park to widen the Cresent to take extra traffic from exit from Westconnex Tunnel. The park provides a pedestrian and cycle route between Raiway Parade and the foreshore, Rozelle Bay Light Rail stop and 433 Bus, loss of pedestrian/cycle route..more
An Acoustic shed will be errected at the corner of Parramatta Road and Mallet Street, extending to Pyrmont Bridge Road. Trucks will access the site via Parramatta Road, Pyrmont Bridge Road, Mallet Street, Johnston Street and the Crescent...more
Wayne and Marghanita at Sydney City Mission Annandale Op Shop
Sydney City Mission Op Shop & Food Pantry
Op Shop Mon, Wed, Fri 10am-3pm
Community Food Pantry on Wed & Fri 10am-3pm
181 Parramatta Road Annandale.
Dear Transport Minister, the Hon. Andrew Constance,
Please commit to the introduction of an electric bus fleet to protect public health, reduce air pollution and provide Sydney with the low emission, cheap and clean transport... network it needs.https://www.jamieparker.org/electricbus
Dear Geoff Culbert (CEO Sydney Airport),
The Sydney Airport Master Plan 2039 has the potential for chaos and congestion and will bring increased aircraft noise to our local community.
I support Jamie Parker's plan to:
Insulate every residence impacted by unacceptable levels of aircraft noise.
Meet noise sharing targets to relieve pressure on the Inner West.
Ensure government commits to invest in public transport infrastructure in order to meet the increase in demand.
Support the call for high speed rail from Sydney to Melbourne to provide an alternative to air travel...https://www.jamieparker.org/aircraftnoise
Date: August 4 and 11
Time: 1-4 pm
Brief Description: Walking with Joy - a Workshop based on Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement which will help you walk with more ease, joy and mindfulness
Contact: Margery Hellman
Mobile: 0407 433 565 or
"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)
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: http://majorprojects.planning.nsw.gov.au/index.pl?action=view_job&job_id=7485
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) https://www.innerwest.nsw.gov.au/.../hot-topics/westconnex
This page www.ramin.com.au/camperdown/index.shtml last updated 20 Feb 2018.