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April - June is the Time of Marrai'gang
Bana'murrai'yung (wet becoming cooler) when the cries of the Marrai'gang (Quoll)..more

Annandale Classifieds

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2016 Federal Election (2 July 2016)

11 Candidates Standing for Grayndler :

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Ways to Vote

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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

Call for Entries - Eco-Annandale 2016 (Sun 21 August 2016, White St Cottage)

Call for Entries closes 1 August 2016
Any exhibit on the topic of ecologically sustainable food and Annandale.
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Footprints Festival (Sun 21 August 2016, White's Creek Valley)

The Footprints Eco Festival is the signature environment event for the Inner West Council.
Stall holder applications are now open.
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Footprints Film Festival

The annual Footprints Film Festival competition is back!
Films must be entered by Sunday 31 July 2016. Films can be up to 7 minutes in length and must have an environmental theme or message. Please see the terms and conditions of entry into the competition. Shortlisted films will be screened at the Footprints Eco Festival on Sunday 21 August 2016 and winners announced on the day. more information

Someday We'll find it - June 3-18

Emerging Sydney artist Hulya Coleman's work is mathematical and philosophically inspired.
Tetch Gallery
245 Parramatta Road, Annandale. Wed-Fri 1-7pm. Sat 11-5pm

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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

Jesse Penfold Solo Photography Exhibition

Tetch Gallery wishes to invite you all to the Opening Night drinks for our July artist Jesse Penfold, and his first solo photographic exhibition. This man's work evokes a unique atmosphere rarely achieved by someone as early in their artistic career, veiling Sydney and Southern Highlands ranges with a mysterious yet inviting lustre
1st July to 23rd July with opening night being 1st July ( Friday night) at 6pm- 8:30pm
Tetch Gallery 245 Parramatta Road

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...

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: | W:

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

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Loaded Dog Folk Club

25th June - Fred Smith (ACT) + Margaret Bradford
23rd July - Paul Spencer & Cap in Hand (1 hour each)
27th August - TBC + Allan Murray
24th September - Martin Pearson (Vic) + Cathy Rytmeister
22nd October - Sydney Trade Union Choir & Tom Bridges (1 hour each)
26th November - Danny Spooner (Vic) + Ruby & Daisy

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People in Church, Hall or Grounds Kirkin O the Tartan

ON SUNDAY JUNE 26th, the Hunter Baillie Memorial Presbyterian Church will host the annual Scottish Australia Heritage Council's Scottish Week Kirkin O the Tartan.

Pipes and Drums will precede the 10am Church Service which commences with the Piping in of Flags and Clan Banners. During the Service the Kirking Prayer and Bible readings will be read by Council members and this year's guest of Honour, and we will be assisted in our worship by the Australian Gaelic Singers under the leadership of Mr Robin MacKenzie-Hunter.

The service will conclude with the Flags and Banners being piped out, followed by the Organ postlude and then some more pipes and drums during morning tea.

Organist for the day will be Mr Edward (Ted) Grantham of Scots Church Sydney who will make Hunter Baillie's heritage Hill and Son's Pipe Organ sing.

Please join us and yes bring or better wear your tartan, but be warned the ministaire will be in a Kilt.

Rev Peter Dunstan, minister, Hunter Baillie Memorial Presbyterian Church Annandale

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)
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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:

Five Women working on their craft Project Annandale Craft Group

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

Program Term 2 April-July 2016 at Annandale Community Centre

Yoga, Playgroups, Folk and Bluegrass Music and much more at the Annandale Community Centre...more

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Road 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

Petition to Keep Archway Theatre around

Sign our petition to help keep us around
As development looms in the area, we are threatened with closure and replacing us will be a huge skate park. To help keep us around, so that we can continue to provide theatre, art exhibitions, art, dance and drama classes, theatrical training in staging and acting, workshops, artist talks, community events and the greatest coffee in the area, then sign our petition and/or write a friendly letter to the Lord Mayor Clover Moore.

PETITION, EMAIL:, TWITTER: @SydneyYourSay @Archway1Theatre

LISTEN: @Plock1 of @WestConnexAG speaks to @MikeJeffreys2UE @NewsTalk2UE about #WestCONnex

— 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.." -

New Short Walk Books now Available!

1930s Annandale: A Short Walk by Marghanita da Cruz with line drawing of an Art Deco Pub1930s Annandale is the fifth book in a series describing short walks around Annandale. This book takes a walk through Annandale of the 1930s with a glance back at the 1830s.

Also recently released is a second edition of Annandale's Great War: A Short Walk Second Edition by Marghanita da Cruz with Annandale Viaduct and SoldiersAnnandale's Great War: A Short Walk. This book looks at Annandale between 1910-1920 when the Annandale Viaduct was constructed. It guides you past Annandale's numerous WW1 memorials and honour board with stories of the people named on them including Douglas Grant and the wireless Miller Brothers.

Paperbacks are now available from the Annandale Village Newsagent, 113 Johnston Street.
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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:

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.