The behaviour of the male kangaroos becomes quite aggressive..more
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
Meet for a gentle Thursday evening stroll for all levels of walkers
7-8pm every Thursday (7 Feb – 28 Mar 2019)
Meet opposite the Annandale Post Office cnr of Johnston and Booth Streets Annandale
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
Annandale Community Centre
Back Hall 79 Johnston St, Annandale
Sunday, 17 February 2019 from 13:00-17:00
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 first 2019 Annandale Bee. We are excited to announce that these bees will be 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....https://www.facebook.com/events/294126974631808/
February 23, 2019 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
The rehearsal/workshop fee is good value, with the high calibre of leadership on offer here. The afternoon tea and AGM provide a good voice break before the service...more
Feb 23 @ 5:15 pm – 6:30 pm
Visitors are welcome to attend this service at no cost. To participate in the choir and workshop, see the post for the rehearsal from 1 (for 1:30 pm). Why not sit in on the AGM beforehand and learn the latest on SYDNEYinSPIRES? more
19:30-22:30 Saturday, 23 February 2019
The Loaded Dog Folk Club
79 Johnston Street, Annandale, New South Wales, Australia 2038
Tickets · $18-$20 (Tix at door)
Hunter Baillie Memorial Presbyterian Church
Cnr. Johnston & Collins Streets, Annandale
3pm Sunday 24 February 2019
The service will be conducted and the sermon will be preached by the NSW State moderator, Rt. Rev. Kamal Weerakoon
Music will be assisted by the Leichhardt Espresso Chorus
All are invited to afternoon tea in the Hall after the ServiceMore at: http://www.hunterbaillie.org.au/Events.htm
Three Piece Suite is a string trio
Concert: 31st March 2019, Annandale
The Annandale Craft Group meets 11am-2pm Fridays at the Annandale Community Centre... more
In 1994, Leichhardt Council was recognised for its Energy Efficient Housing DCP
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
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: email@example.com
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
"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
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