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Time of Parra'dowee - Goray'murrai (warm and wet) November - December

the Great Eel Spirit calling his children to him..more

Annandale Artist wins Greenway Local Art Prize

Two women with art workAnnandale Artist Beth Hatton has been awarded the Greenway Local Art Prize for her amazing work ‘Thong Cycle’ made from a variety of introduced "weed" grasses.

Exhibition continues are Art E'st, Lords Road Leichhardt until Nov 20

Loaded Dog Folk Club

7pm for 7.30, finishing at 10.30
Back Hall (disability access)
Annandale Neighbourhood Centre, 79 Johnston St
$20, $18. BYO, supper available
Enquiries: Sandra Phone: 9358-4886


Right Into Her Arms
drawings • sculpture • woodcuts • kinetic model
theatre installation

Opens for preview on Saturday 29 September

Opening Reception for William Kentridge SATURDAY 6 October 6:30 - 8:30pm

Johnston St Jazz Johnston St Jazz - Thursday Nights

relaxed evening of live jazz every Thursday night.

8pm One Set of Jazz Music - Interval for Tea & conversation
9.30pm Free for All - Audience participation with one rule - you can't play anything you know.

Entry $20/$10 BYO Wine & Cheese
81 Johnston Street Annandale (Church building next door to community centre) -

Persecution & Hope

Persecution and Hope Poster Chris Cartner Resonance Concerts So many wonderful composers suffered terrible persecution during the 20th century. However, they also often showed tremendous courage and hope in their music.

This powerful, musical presentation tells some of these stories with works by Rachmaninoff, Shostakovich, Bartok, Prokofiev, Zemlinsky and others.

Sergei Rachmaninoff: Moment-Musicaux op.16 n.3
Alexander von Zemlinsky: Ballade n.1
Dmitri Shostakovich: Main Theme and Romanze (from "The Gadfly")
Sergei Prokofiev: Two movements from "Romeo und Juliet"
Bela Bartok: Marche Funèbre
Igor Stravinksy: Circus Polka
Eric Korngold: Tanzlied des Pierrots (from "Die tote Stadt") Alexander von Zemlinsky: "A memory of Vienna"

Chris Cartner - piano

3pm Sunday 25 November. one-hour concert followed by complimentary drinks in the garden
Hunter Baillie Church, cnr of Johnston and Collins Sts, Annandale

Tickets $25/$20

Phoenix - Concert #4 Salgan, Villoldo, Lavallen, Piazzolla

'Tango Origins & Passion' features Maggie Ferguson, A legend in her own right, on bandoneon, Katie Robinson on piano and PC director & violinist Dan Russell. The ensemble will explore early and traditional works from the birthplace of Tango, Buenos Aires and works by the father of Nuevo Tango, Astor Piazzolla.

Hunter Baillie Church,
cnr Johnston and Collins Sts, Annandale
2.30pm, Sunday 2 December 2018
more information

Westconnex impacts on Annandale

Dive Site cnr Parramatta Road and Mallet St

Tunnel or Dive Site Annandale ( (formerly Camperdown)bigger map) mapJohnston Street, Annandale Truck Route (bigger map) drawing with text: west disconnex communityDouble B Trucks heading for Annandale anti-westconnex poster

M4-M5 Link Tunnels Work notification | 18 October 2018
Demolition work - Pyrmont Bridge Road tunnelling site[Dive Site]
Work will commence from Thursday, 25 October 2018 to remove existing buildings within the M4-M5 Link Tunnels site at Pyrmont Bridge Road, Annandale, and is expected to take four months to complete, weather permitting. A map showing the location of the work is provided overleaf.
What we're doing
Work will take place between 7.00am - 6.00pm Monday to Friday and 8.00am - 6.00pm on Saturdays. ....

Further Updates:

table of truck movements Notes:1.Use of Johnson Street and James Craig Road by construction vehicles was not proposed in the EIS. 2.Heavy vehicles / hour on Johnston Street are one-way, as trucks would travel in the southbound direction only.

table of truck movements

Indicative spoil route through Annandale

Source: From Appendix A of Westconnex M4-M5 Link Proponent's response to Submissions and Preferred Infrastructure Report, viewed 19 Feb 2018

"The White Bay civil site would be used 24 hours a day, seven days a week. However, use of the site overnight by heavy vehicles would be limited. It is anticipated that the peak hours of operations for heavy vehicle movements would be at the commencement of the day and evening shifts during tunnelling excavation works (anticipated to be between 5.00 am to 9.00 am and 5.00 pm to 9.00 pm)." - p5 M4-M5 RtS_Part D Preferred Infrastructure Report, M4-M5 Link Submissions and preferred infrastructure report

Plans for Railway Pde and the Crescent, Annandale (bigger map)

Table D2-6 indicates that there will be:

"The facility would provide a truck marshalling area that would primarily service the main line tunnel sites, including Parramatta Road West civil and tunnel site (C1b), Darley Road civil and tunnel site (C4) and Pyrmont Bridge Road tunnel site (C9), where space for truck queuing on-site is limited." p4, M4-M5 RtS_Part D Preferred Infrastructure Report

"Pyrmont Bridge Road tunnel site (C9) Access from White Bay civil site to James Craig Road then The Crescent, Johnston Street and eastbound along Parramatta Road. Egress is via Pyrmont Bridge Road and Parramatta Road (westbound).The spoil haulage route as presented in the EIS for this site would be used." p20 M4-M5 RtS_Part D Preferred Infrastructure Report

Rozelle Interchange (Crescent, Buruwan Park) Plans July 2018

people in park Buruwan Park, 11 August 2018

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. Plan
Source: July 2018 Update 13.7MB PDF

Plans in July 2017

Plan Plan

Rozelle Interchange Fact Sheet July 2017

RMS plans for Buruwan Park and the Crescent

park with trees park with trees small parkThe plans keep changing but the park is still to be destroyed

Buruwan Park is to be destroyed to widen the Crescent and for a construction site. The plans keep changing.

Latest Plans for the Crescent and Buruwan Park in July 2018 Western Harbour Update (July 2018 Update 13.7MB PDF) Comment at

Greens secure a Parliamentary Inquiry into the impact of the WestConnex Project

21 Jun 2018 Self-referred
31 Aug 2018 Submissions closing
09 Oct 2018 Hearing - Macquarie Room, Parliament House, Sydney
11 Oct 2018 Hearing - Macquarie Room, Parliament House, Sydney
15 Oct 2018 Hearing - Macquarie Room, Parliament House, Sydney
Committee Report by 1 December 2018.

Terms of reference
1.That the Public Accountability Committee inquire into and report on the impact of the WestConnex project, including:
(a)the adequacy of the business case for the WestConnex project, including the cost-benefits ratio
(b)the cost of WestConnex project, including the size and reasons for overruns
(c)consideration of the governance and structure of the WestConnex project including the relationship between Sydney Motorway Corporation, Roads and Maritime Services, the Treasury and its shareholding Ministers
(d)the compulsory acquisition of property for the project
(e)the recommendations of the Audit Office of New South Wales and the Australian National Audit Office in regards to WestConnex
(f)the extent to which the project is meeting the original goals of the project as articulated in 2012
(g)the relationship between WestConnex and other toll road projects including the Sydney Gateway, Western Harbour Tunnel, F6 and Beaches Link
(h)the circumstances by which WestConnex and the Sydney Gateway were declared to be separate projects in 2017
(i)the cost of the project against its current valuation as determined through the sale of the Sydney Motorway Corporation and whether it represents a good investment for NSW taxpayers
(j)any other related matter.
2.That the committee report by 1 December 2018.

More information including making submissions at

Read Submissions available online

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Westconnex M4-M5 Link Tender awarded

WestConnex M4-M5 Link,Community update June - July 2018: "M4-M5 Link work starts this year The NSW Minister for Planning approved the M4-M5 Link project in April 2018. The M4-M5 Link will be built in two stages:
1 Work will start later this year on the M4-M5 Link tunnels connecting the New M4 tunnels in Haberfield with the New M5 tunnels in St Peters. A Motorway Operations Complex at Campbell Road, St Peters will also be constructed.
2 Procurement is underway for the Rozelle Interchange and Iron Cove Link tunnels, which will connect the M4-M5 Link to other sections of the road network. Early work will start later this year, with major work scheduled to start in 2019.
Property owners will be notified if they are within 50 metres of the tunnel alignment and offered a property condition survey before and after construction. This ensures a clear record of property conditions before construction starts. Any damage attributed to the project will be repaired at no cost to the property owner. "...mapmore

anti-westconnex posterWednesday, 13 June 2018: The NSW Government has today announced the successful tenderer for construction of the mainline tunnel of the M4-M5 Link as the LSB Joint Venture, comprising Lendlease Engineering, Samsung C&T Corporation and Bouygues Construction.
Federal Minister for Urban Infrastructure and Cities Paul Fletcher said today’s announcement is a major milestone for WestConnex. ...more

28 June 2018: "An 'innovative' approach to the delivery of the WestConnex M4-M5 Link tunnels has reduced community impacts and decreased the number of required construction sites.
The seven sites to be used for M4-M5 Link tunnels construction are:
1. Northcote Street, Haberfield (existing New M4 site)
2. Parramatta Road, Haberfield (Muirs)
3. Parramatta Road, Ashfield (Muirs)
4. Wattle Street, Haberfield (existing New M4 site)
5. Pyrmont Bridge Road, Camperdown/Annandale
6. Campbell Road, St Peters (existing New M5 site) 2
7. White Bay"...more

EIS on Exhibition until 15 May 2018 for A bulk aggregate storage and distribution facility and concrete batching plant co-located at Glebe Island Port facility, with the capacity to manage up to 1 million tonnes of concrete aggregates per annum...

Glebe Island ­ Multi-User Facility

The multi-user facility would involve the construction and operation of a multi-user facility for the import, storage and distribution of dry bulk materials (e.g. sand and aggregates) at Glebe 1 and 2.
It would operate 24 hours per day, seven days per week as required.
Port Authority is now seeking feedback on the Review of Environmental Factors (REF) between Wednesday 31 January and Wednesday 28 February 2018 more

Annandale Craft Group

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

Op Shop and Community Food Pantry

man and womanman 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.

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:

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:

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)

Glebe Island Multi-User Facility

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

M4-M5 Link Preferred Infrastructure Report

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This page last updated 13 April 2017.