Marghanita da Cruz for Inner West Council, The Greens

Marghanita da Cruz

Greens Councillor
Gulgadya Ward - Inner West Council

Elected a Leichhardt Ward Councillor on 9 September 2017 (Leichhardt Ward renamed Gulgadya Ward in December 2018)

Marghanita da Cruz wants to build a community with good footpaths to public transport, community centres and green spaces. Facilities to help us lead active lives. An environment in which we look after our waterways, and harness energy from the sun and wind.

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What has Marghanita been doing? Blog - 2019 onwards | NewsFeed 2017-8 |December 2018 | November 2018 | October 2018 | September 2018 |August 2018 | July 2018 | June 2018 | May 2018 | Spotlight on the approval of Westconnex M4-M5 Link | April 2018 | March 2018| February 2018| Annandale to Lilyfield, 4 Feb 2018 | January 2018 | November-December 2017 | September-October 2017 | Solar our Community | Election Diary | Campaign Log: June | 1-10 July | 11-31 July | August | September

White's Creek & History and Heritage Meet and Greet, March 28

photograph of man in suit with bowling ballsOne of the highlights of the Inner West Council library History and Heritage meet and greet on Wednesday night was this photograph of John Young with a Bowling Ball was found at the Ashfield Bowling Club and restored by Bindiya Kumar thanks to a Inner West Council History and Heritage grant.

John Young was known as the father of Bowls, he was a Mayor of Leichhardt and led the successful Annandale secesion movement and became the first mayor of the Annandale Borough.

Young was the force behind the development of Annandale, built the Abbey and Witches houses on Johnston Street Annandale and the Garden Palace in the Botanical Gardens for the International Exhibition in Sydney in 1879.

Along White's Creek

two ducks amongst duckweed small wilted mushrooms on mulchDucks enjoying the duckweed on White's Creek Wetland (Video at and mushrooms breaking down mulch at bushcare site

Council Meeting, March 27

Demolishing Marion Street Cottage, 27 Mar 2018
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Resolutions passed at 27 March 2018 Council Meeting

Three Piece, Annandale Community Centre, 25 March 2018

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By popular demand, tenor David Hamilton joined the trio in the several stirring and haunting Scottish songs. The string trio performed dances from Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Norway and the lushly romantic String Trio Op 85/2 by Hermann Berens and shorter works by Erkki Melartin and Edvard Grieg.

Performance on Sunday 25th March 4pm was in the back hall of the Annandale Community Centre, 79 Johnston St to where they plan to return in September. More at

Inner West Council Blues Fest, War Memorial Park, Catherine Street Lilyfield, 25 March 2018

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Time 2 Choose Rally, Sydney 24 March 2018

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Barefoot Bowling, Ashfield Bowling Club, 11 March 2018

group of people barefoot with bowling balls on greenJoined the Ashfield Greens for Barefoot Bowls at the Ashfield Bowling Club"

See above for more about Ashfield Bowling Club

IWOST Leichhardt Annandale Vintage bus Tour, 11 March 2018

woman with artwork people on old bus people on old bus woman getting onto old bus man in shoe making workshop man in shoe making workshop Gallery woman getting onto old bus Shop/Workshop museum with old buses museum with old busesInner West Open Studio Trail - Vintage Bus Tour and visit to Articulate Project Space, the School of Footwear and the Happen Store.

traffic calming devicesOn the way to the Vintage Bus Museum, for the IWOST Tour, I checked out the upgraded bike lane safety pole on Booth Street (at Annandale St) Annandale.

IWOST Opening, Lilyfield Bridge, 10 March 2018

Joined a taster walk with the Weed Man

SES Marrickville, 10 March 2018

Yasmar, 7 March 2018

On Ted Floyd Way in the White's Creek Wetlands, 2 March 2018

Daily Telegraph/Inner West Courier, March 7, 2018 Long neck turtles number grow in Annandale thanks to volunteers

Collecting Soil at Callan Park for Centenary of ANZAC Art Project

Bairrio Portugues, 4 March 2018

Lunar NY at Ashfield, 3 Mar 2018

Purchasing a copy of a Glorious Ambition

Articulate Project Space, Parramatta Road and Dot Lane, Leichhardt, 2 March