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Time of Ngoonungi - Murrai'yunggory (cool, getting warmer) September - October

The time of the gathering of the flying foxes. A magical time of the year when the flying foxes ...more

Public Exhibition WestConnex M4-M5 Link MOD 2 (SSI-7485-Mod-2) - Annandale and Rozelle extended to 25 September 2019

More information including making a submission
https://www.planningportal.nsw.gov.au/major-projects/project/16516

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Proposed modification

More Noise, More Traffic, More Air Pollution and loss of Mural

The Modification report will be exhibited for 28 days from 21 August to 18 September 2019.
Application Number SSI-7485-Mod-2
Assessment Type SSI Modifications
Development Type Road transport facilities
Local Government Areas Canada Bay, Inner West, City of Sydney
Exhibition Start 21/08/2019 Exhibition End 18/09/2019
More information including making a submission
https://www.planningportal.nsw.gov.au/major-projects/project/16516

M4 - M5 Rozelle Interchange

People with placards in park Buruwan Park Rally for the Trees

A map showing the location of works at Buruwan Park during September is provided below. plan
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If you haven’t already heard RMS have released a modification to the M4-M5 Rozelle Interchange which will now include a new car overpass at The Crescent and significant changes to the promised pedestrian and cyclist access routes.

The Crescent overpass and active transport links Modification will remove the continuous GreenLink connecting Rozelle across the City-West Link to the foreshore. The Greenlink was designed to safely reconnect Innerwest communities and provide direct access to the water.

There seem to be a number of significant impacts to our community and how we safely access the foreshore from Annandale, Lilyfield and Rozelle - even Forest Lodge and Glebe.

RMS are asking for feedback and it is the only opportunity to push them to look at alternate options and reinstate safe, direct access as in the approved GreenLink. We need all residents, community groups, clubs and interested groups to make a submission by Wednesday 18 September. You can do this electronically or writing to the DPIE.

Identified impacts for residents and commuters in the Innerwest wanting to access the foreshore and its facilities.

We are asking you to now spread the word to your neighbours, to your colleagues, to your clubs, to your networks, to your friends - and ask people to read the information.

Further details on the Modification at Facebook https://www.facebook.com/foreshorecommunity

RMS portal for submissions. https://www.planningportal.nsw.gov.au/major-projects/project/16516

From Rozelle Interchange Work notification | 28 August 2019:

"4.0 Preparation work at Buruwan Park
As part of the upgrade of the intersection of The Crescent and City West Link the area within Buruwan Park will become part of the new road. New cyclist and pedestrian connections will be established as part of the permanent design, as well as a land bridge to the up to 10-hectare park within the Rail Yards. Work will begin in September to prepare for future construction within the park and activities include:

Access to the Rozelle Bay light rail station from Bayview Crescent will be maintained at all times. Pedestrian and cyclist access through Buruwan Park will be maintained until the end of this year and traffic control will be in place when we are working, to assist pedestrians and cyclists throughout these changes.

Park with construction fencing 2.0 Site establishment work
Work continues to establish the sites and equipment we will need to construct the project. In September we begin installing the site facilities and amenities including offices and sheds, fencing and noise walls. Some permanent parking removal took effect on local streets in July and as our work progresses, further temporary and permanent parking removal will be required on local streets. Site establishment activities include:

Source and more information in Rozelle Interchange Work notification | 28 August 2019 at https://www.westconnex.com.au/sites/default/files/Rozelle%20Interchange%20-%20N0039%20-%20Rozelle%20Rail%20Yards%2C%20Victoria%20Road%20South%20and%20The%20Crescent%20construction%20update%20-%20September%202019.pdf

Write to Minister Stokes to Save Buruwan Park

Concerts at the Hunter Baillie Church

men working on steepleMake Safe Work

Hunter Baillie Presbyterian Church, cnr Collins and Johnston Sts Annandale.

More information at https://www.hunterbaillie.com/upcoming-events

Johnston Street Jazz

Johnston St Jazz 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.

The Annandale Creative Arts Centre is the old stone church with the gargoyles
at 81 Johnston St
8pm - 10-ish, $20 cash at the door ($10 concession).
BYO anything you want to eat or drink.
Coming up : facebook.com/pg/JohnstonStreetJazz/events

Lou's Chilli

road planCocoacoffee has diversified into chilli sauce and oils as well as stocking dried chillies at 103 Parramatta Road Annandale

Louis and Terence roast their own coffee beans and make their own chocolate onsite and from scratch. All of their sources are direct trade - straight from the farmer to your coffee cup...cocoacoffee.com.au/

road planThe Wayne Ashton Gallery

Annandale couple Wayne Ashton and Libby Douglas are behind the Wayne Ashton Gallery at 11 Northumberland Avenue Stanmore

Libby is a Jewelry Maker who creates statement pieces, funky slightly retro styles, colour and more colour. ...libbydouglasjewellerydesigns.com/pages/about-libby

Wayne Ashton's work spans painting, ink drawings and fiction. This includes the highly acclaimed novel Under a Tin-Grey Sari, 12 solo exhibitions, many group shows and three radio dramas...http://www.wayneashton.com/online_art_gallery_artist_biography.htm

Loaded Dog Folk Club

loaded dog folk club

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
more information

Ron's Records

We Buy Records Rock, Jazz, Punk etc Enqu. Here or phone 0401093664 7 Days a weekRon 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

Over 50s Tai Chi

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: info@share.org.au
www.share.org.au

Annandale Craft Group

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The Annandale Craft Group meets 11am-2pm Fridays at the Annandale Community Centre... Five Women working on their craft Projectmore

Annandale Playgroup

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

Leichhardt Local Link

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

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Buruwan Picnic

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.

people protesting in park people protesting in parkRally Buruwan Park, 15 Feb 2018

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

RMS to claim streets under the NSW Roads Act

anti-westconnex poster Westconnex Plans for Railway Pde and the Crescent, Annandale (bigger map) mapWestconnex Truck Route Johnston Street (bigger map) Westconnex Tunnel (Dive) Site Annandale (formerly Camperdown)bigger map)

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)

Source: https://www.innerwest.nsw.gov.au/develop/major-projects/state-projects/westconnex

More about Westconnex

Op Shop and Community Food Pantry

man and womanWayne 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.

Western Harbour Tunnel Construction via Glebe Port

"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)

Western Harbour Tunnel and Beaches Link

White Bay Infrastructure Projects

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

Glebe Island Multi-User Facility

https://www.portauthoritynsw.com.au/projects-and-planning/projects/glebe-island-multi-user-facility/

https://www.commercialrealestate.com.au/news/pyrmont-residents-oppose-glebe-island-returning-to-a-24-hour-working-dock/

Hanson move to White Bay (from Blackwattle Bay) - can't find official site

http://www.altmedia.net.au/concrete-outcome-in-glebe/129702 http://www.handsoffglebe.org/2017/08/community-masterplan-for-the-market-district-of-the-bays-precinct/

https://www.commercialrealestate.com.au/news/pyrmont-residents-oppose-glebe-island-returning-to-a-24-hour-working-dock/

M4-M5 Link Preferred Infrastructure Report

Exec Summary: https://majorprojects.accelo.com/public/3fb905c2968162553e59882d1deefbb1/01.%20M4-M5%20RtS_I_Executive%20summary.pdf

Detail: https://majorprojects.accelo.com/public/495c4765451c083397dd1b8c0babf53e/07.%20M4-M5%20RtS_Part%20D_Preferred%20Infrastructure%20Report.pdf

Traffic Information: https://majorprojects.accelo.com/public/b48c92722adff9df41651b01a5184d3a/13.%20M4-M5%20RtS_AppA%20Traffic%20IA.pdf

This page www.ramin.com.au/harold-park/index.shtml last updated 13 April 2017.