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Channel Billed Cuckoo returns!

The raucaus calls of the Channel Billed Cuckoo are again filling Annandale. This Cuckoo could be returning to the same tree where it was born in 2015.

channel billed cuckoo channel billed cuckoo and magpie See: Cuckoo in Box Tree Summer 2015
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What's On


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

Naturalisation of White's Creek and Johnston's Creek

Sydney Water is investigating a section of Johnstons Creek, Annandale as it is in need of repair...www.sydneywatertalk.com.au/johnstonscreek

Sydney Water is investigating a section of White's Creek, Annandale as it is in need of repair...www.sydneywatertalk.com.au/whitescreek

Public Transport Survey

The Greens have established a series of surveys for people to have their say about New South Wales transport and help us in our work uncovering problems with the system and attending to people’s needs.


Annandale Galleries Present


Bark paintings & ceremonial poles, works on found materials from NE Arnhemland
Opening reception for the artists Wednesday 21st September 6.30pm – 8.30pm
Exhibition Tue-Sat 11am-5pm 14 September - 15 October
110 Trafalgar St. more


Wracked - sculpture/paintings on found objects
opening reception for the artists
Wednesday 21st September 6.30pm – 8.30pm
Exhibition Tue-Sat 11am-5pm 14 September - 15 October 2016
110 Trafalgar St. more

Sydney Fringe, Annandale

Stencil Art Prize Exhibition

Off Broadway Festival Hub, 74 Pyrmont Bridge Road, Annandale

art gallery

Presented by: Stencil Art Prize ()
Featuring 84 stencil artists from 21 countries, the Stencil Art Prize is the world’s largest and longest running stencil event. Exhibition is free and open from Wednesday to Sundays, 11am – 6pm. Visit our website for artists talk details. All artworks are for sale at the gallery and online at www.stencilartprize.com

The 2016 Stencil Art Prize encompasses nearly every stencil making method on the planet including hand drawn and hand cut stencils, computer generated stencil layers, silk screen stencils and screen printing processes, collage and mixed media stencils, spray paint techniques, water colour, ink and more.
Participating countries include Argentina, Australia, Canada, Columbia, Czech Republic, England, Finland, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Poland, Russia, Spain, Thailand, The Netherlands, Turkey and the United States.

Highlights of the 2016 Stencil Art Prize include Pablo Ursua’s 3D painting of a dinosaur with 3D glasses for viewing (Spain). R. Nuage’s intricate and delicate hand cut paper stencil (France). Ralf Kempken’s beautiful stencil based optical illusions (Australia). Tinku’s haunting painting that uses salt and soil gathered from countries hit by state violence and discrimination to pay tribute to them (Guatemala). Leviathan Crew’s dream-like train scene painted on a section of a wooden desk (Czech Republic).

FREE STENCIL ART PRIZE EVENTS Full details at www.stencilartprize.com
• Opening night drinks on Monday 5 September at 6pm
• Winner’s Announcement - the winner of the $5000 prize will be announced on Sunday 11 September at 2pm, all welcome.
• Free artist talks timetable and audio description tour –various dates, see website for details
6:00pm - 8:30 pm Mon 5 Sep 2016
11am- 6pm Wed-Sun 7-11 Sep 2016
11am- 6pm Wed-Sun 14-18 Sep2016
11am-6pm Wed-Sun 21-25 Sep 2016
Non Ticketed Event
Off-Broadway Festival Hub, 74 Pyrmont Bridge Road, Annandale (more)

art gallery

Chico Cristobal ‘Geometricity’ Solo Exhibition

19-24 September 2016
Opening Wednesday 21st October 6pm-8pm
"A strangeness hidden within the familiar and a familiarity hidden within the strange"
Immerse yourself in a unique artistic experience courtesy of Chico Cristobal’s engaging geometric paintings that explore the cycles of life and mystery of the creative soul. These works emit an almost hypnotic energy, inspiring a reverence usually reserved for religious art. Don’t miss it.
Wednesday-Friday:12pm-7pm, Saturday:10am-5pm
Tetch Gallery, 245 Parramatta Road, Annandale

Albert & Jameson: A Play with Vampires

Presented by: The Dire Theatre (NSW)
Join the worlds most infuriating immortals, the vampires Albert and Jameson, as they struggle to grapple with life's three big "E's"; eternity, enraged peasants and each other. Following a very public, very audible blunder by Albert at the birthday festivities of the young prince, the paltry pair are forced in to hibernation for a century of so. They awake in the modern world only to discover that living in the age of Facebook, television and smart phones is about as tolerable as an eternity of one another's company...more
8.30pm Thursday 22 September, Friday 23 September, Saturday 24 September 2016
Off-Broadway Festival Hub
74 Pyrmont Bridge Road Annandale

Sweet Smell Port

Presented by: Cheng Tang (NSW)
The much anticipated sequel to "I'm a Massive Cheap Drunk"**, Sweet Smell Port introduces a new talent to the scene.**was not a real show, ever
7pm Thursday 22 September - Saturday 24 September 2016
Off-Broadway Festival Hub, 74 Pyrmont Bridge Road, Annandale (more)

two men and cardboard cutout character on street Sydney Fringe Festival Talk: "What do Angle Grinders & Household Doors have to do with Art?"

By Director of Tetch Gallery, Jonathan Hardy
Sunday 25th Sep 3pm-5pm
Director of Tetch Gallery, Jonathan Hardy introduces the philosophy behind his industrial art practice.
A fitter machinist by trade, his featured works - sporting angle-grinder markings, food colouring, spray-paint, etc - act as urban canvases; revealing an exploration of trade and industrial based techniques and the artistic relevance they can have to the classic DIY Aussie identity.
Light Refreshments Provided, Free Event, Please RSVP.

TOHU :: Two premiers by Omer & Sharon Backley-Astrachan

Presented by: FlyBear Studio (Dance)
TOHU by FlyBear Studio presents two exciting new works by independent choreographers Omer & Sharon Backley-Astrachan.
TOHU - a physical journey that explores the universal behavior of humankind. Through the research of cycles and patterns in the universe and the 'natural world', Omer and Sharon Backley-Astrachan strive to make sense of our most enigmatic behaviors.
In a chaotic world, full of passion and art, full of hatred and racism, full of people we love, diversity and beauty, it is truly important to understand our common grounds. Understanding our connections and parallels, as apposed to our disparity and differences, and sooner rather than later.
8:30pm Tuesday 20 September 2016
7:00pm Sunday 25 September 2016
Off-Broadway Festival Hub, 74 Pyrmont Bridge Road, Annandale (more)

Sydney Fringe Festival Group Artists Show

Tetch Gallery is excited to launch their first ever group show in celebration of their debut month with Sydney Fringe.
With a wide selection of art styles from intriguing personalities, this exhibition aims to showcase what established and upcoming local talent can offer.
Essential viewing for the art-hungry festival punter.
Group Artists are: Laura Re, Edwina Brennan, Jason Redhead, Janet Piper, Carla Jackett, Sheila Tan, Kate Carmody, Jonathan Redamayne, Hulya Coleman, Chris Gardner, Matteo Berneo, Winona Druhan and Niall Gayle

Exhibition runs from 26th September to 1st October
Opening Night! Wednesday 28th September 6pm-9pm
Light refreshments will be provided.
More information and RSVP

Loaded Dog Folk Club

24th September - Martin Pearson (Vic) + Cathy Rytmeister

Martin is the world's funniest male, long-haired, Victorian, piscean folk singer. Formerly of the act "Martin Pearson", Martin has rose to fame like a dead pigeon in a water tank. Martin plays the fool in B sharp. With support from Cathy who would love to give up her day job and spend more time singing, playing and songwriting but the need to eat is likely to keep her from that decision for a few years yet. She started playing guitar and singing at around the age of 12 and has indulged in music as a hobby ever since, fitting it in around the aforementioned day job and her union and other political activism. She's progressed from teenage years busking with pops songs, through playing Irish tunes with work colleagues and calling dances with a bush band, to finding a happy conjunction of singing and activism with Sydney choirs Solidarity and Ecopella. She also likes to hang out at folk festival singing sessions and has even penned the odd (VERY odd!) parody. Now she's taking her chances in a solo performance at her favourite folk club.

24th September, Loaded Dog
Back Hall, (disability access), Annandale Neighbourhood Centre, 79 Johnston St, 8pm (doors open 7.40pm), $18/20, BYO, supper available. Bookings & enquiries - Sandra (02) 9358 4886

22nd October - Sydney Trade Union Choir & Tom Bridges (1 hour each)
26th November - Danny Spooner (Vic) + Ruby & Daisy

More information at http://jam.org.au/moxie/events/sydneyeast/Dog-june-2016.shtml

walk to workWalk to Work Day

Friday 7 October 2016
People who walk before or during work are generally healthier, more productive and less likely to be sick or absent. It's in the best interests of all individuals and organisations to build walking into their daily routine and support the Walk to Work program...more

Rachmaninoff Cello Sonata

Paul Stender on Cello and Chris Cartner on Piano
3pm Sunday 9 October 2016
Hunter Baillie Church, cnr Collins and Johnston St
Tickets $20/25 more information at www.resonance.net.au

Five Women working on their craft Project Annandale Craft Group

The Annandale Craft Group meets 11am-2pm Fridays at the Annandale Community Centre... more

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

Life Drawing Classes Sessions -7-9pm Every Wednesday Night!

Tetch Gallery 245 Parramatta Road
Tetch supplies drawing pad, sketching materials nibblies and a complimentary glass of wine. Spend your Wednesday nights in good company, sweet tunes, professional model each week and exploring your creative side. All is welcome, no experience necessary! $20 (cash on arrival is fine)...more

Inner West Council Operational Plans & Budget

Your feedback is invited on Inner West Council's Draft Operational Plan for 2016-17.
The Draft Plan guides the direction of Council in 2016-17 and outlines actions Council will pursue in 2016-17. For ease of reference the Draft Plan is divided into five sections:
Section 1 - Introduction
Section 2 - Former Ashfield LGA
Section 3 - Former Leichhardt LGA
Section 4 - Former Marrickville LGA
Section 5 - Draft Fees and Charges (including Pricing Policies / Revenue Policies) of the former Councils

Have your say using the form below - submission close at 5.00pm Thursday 30 June 2016...http://www.yoursayinnerwest.com.au/inner-west-council-draft-operational-plans

Council Merger

Dear Committee Member 16 May 2016, 15:29
Officers have been advised that “All meetings of the former Leichhardt Council and its Committees will not proceed as Leichhardt Council has been dissolved following the merger with Ashfield and Marrickville Councils.”
The meetings schedule for the new Inner West Council is currently being developed and will be advised in the coming days. Please refer to the following link for updates.

Gill Dawson | Manager Environment and Urban Planning, Leichhardt
Inner West Council
P: 02 9367 9044 | E: gilld@lmc.nsw.gov.au | W: www.leichhardt.nsw.gov.au

Leichhardt Council Budget And Delivery Program
Public Workshop - Annandale

*Budget Public Workshop #3
When:* Monday 16 May 2016
*What time:* 6pm - 8pm
*Where: *Annandale Town Hall
79 Johnston St

More information at https://www.leichhardt.nsw.gov.au/About-Council/Plans-Policies-Publications/Planning-and-Resourcing-Our-Future/Budget---Delivery-Program-and-Operational-Plan/Delivery-Program-and-Operational-Plan

Parramatta Road

Parramatta Road Annandale is home to a diverse range of small businesses... man in mirror below paintingwoman in a flower shopwoman in homewares shopmore

Urban Growth report 9 May 2016

Consultation Outcomes Report Snapshot 9 May 2016 pdf (222 KB)
Consultation Outcomes Report (whole report) 9 May 2016 pdf (10 MB)
See more at: http://www.urbangrowth.nsw.gov.au/projects/parramatta-road

Leichhardt Council Study

The Parramatta Road/Norton Street Corridor Heritage Study was presented to the Leichhardt Council Policy committee meeting on 8 March 2016.

The Study had several parts:
Source: http://www.leichhardt.nsw.gov.au/About-Council/Meetings/Policy-/2016/2016-Policy-March-/08-March-2016-Policy-Meeting

map of parkRoad through Park to Tram Sheds

Safety of Park Users an issue for Upgrade to Road through Federal Park to Rozelle Tramshed Shopping Mall

8 December 2015
From Clover Moore, Lord Mayor of Sydney re: Pedestrian Crossings at Johnstons Creek
...City staff are still working with Mirvac on a detailed design for the open space at Harold Park and the Tram Sheds. It will prioritise pedestrian access and create useful pedestrian and shared path networks, including clear links to the nearby light rail. The City has also asked RMS to consider reducing the speed limit in Nelson Street, Chapman Road and the unnamed access road at Johnstons Creek to 40km/h...more


LISTEN: @Plock1 of @WestConnexAG speaks to @MikeJeffreys2UE @NewsTalk2UE about #WestCONnex https://t.co/Q7hvuxyqz5 pic.twitter.com/YP9itWdIZA

— WestCONnex Action (@WestConnexAG) March 4, 2016

Westconnex EIS receives 1000s of submissions from the public

M5 EIS for New multi lane twin motorway tunnels between the M5 East Motorway (east of King Georges Road, Beverly Hills and Bexley Road, Bexley) and St Peters, and a new road interchange and upgrade of local roads at St Peters to connect to Campbell Road and Euston Road, St Peters and Gardeners Road, Mascot. Public Comments closes 29/01/2016...more

"The M4 East Environmental Impact Statement on public exhibition until 2 Nov 2015.
You are invited to make a submission during the exhibition period through a formal submission process."...more

"WestConnex: What the latest report into $15 billion M4 East means to you THE latest planning report into the M4 East section of the WestConnex motorway has been released claiming a host of benefits to motorists once ... WestConnex EIS projects less traffic, less pollution on Parramatta Road pollution and quicker travel times along Parramatta Road, according to the environmental ... more

debate on WestCONnex after more than 10,000 people from across Sydney petitioned the Baird Government to halt work on the $15.4 billion toll road.." - www.westconnexactiongroup.org.au

Road with cars at night sign says Johnston Street Annandale, Leichhardt, Parramatta Audit into Approval and Administration of Commonwealth Funding for the WestConnex Project

The objective of this audit is to assess whether appropriate steps were taken to protect the Commonwealth's interests and obtain value for money in respect to the $3.5 billion in Commonwealth funding committed to the NSW Government for the WestConnex project...more

Ask State Library to Digitise Annandale

Tweet : #Annandale #DigitiseMySuburb @StateLibraryNSW to be the most Tweeted suburb (between 6 January 2015 –17 February 2015) and make us the next in line for digitisation....more

row of two story victorian terraces in the morning lightAnnandale Neighbourhood Centre Photovoltaic system

PV system power: 2.420 kW
Commissioning: 7/5/2012
See energy generated here

Street Trees

If you would like to plant trees in front of your house you will need to Contact Leichhardt Council on 9367 9222 to advise your address and the width and type of footpath that you have in front of your home. ...more

State and Federal MPs and Local Councillors

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House of Representatives (FEDERAL GOVERNMENT)

Tanya Plibersek, Member for Sydney in Federal House of Representatives

Historically, parts of Annandale have been in the Federal seat of Grayndler and Sydney. However, as of 11 March 2016 Annandale (except for the foreshore north of the Crescent) will be in Grayndler. The foreshore is in Sydney....more and check enrollment

NSW Legislative Assembly (STATE GOVERNMENT)

Jamie Parker, Member for Balmain in NSW Legislative Assembly

Local Government

Leichhardt Municipal Councillors for the Gadigal Ward: Daniel Kogoy, Vera-Ann Hannaford and Linda Kelly

The Annandale Foreshore (North of the Crescent) and a pocket of Annandale, at corner of Wigram Road and Booth street, West of Johnston's Creek, is in the City of Sydney, which does not have wards.