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

WestConnex Protest John St, Leichhardt
7-9am from Monday 5 December 2016

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Residents to protest against WestConex and associated drilling in John St, Leichhardt from 5 December 2016.

Following Test Drilling in Johnston Street, residents and businesses have been advised there will be investigative drilling in John St, just over White's Creek from Annandale, from 5 December 2016.

Join residents and businesses who are concerned about the effects of the $17Billion White Elephant WestCONex 8 lane Tunnel.

Update 25 November 2016 - Geotechnical investigations will be undertaken in John Street, Leichhardt, between Moore Street and Hill Street, from Monday 5 December 2016...

Read More about WestConnex $17Billion White Elephant

Carols in the Garden

Carols in the Garden 6-7.30pm, Saturday 10 December 2016

6-7.30pm, Saturday 10 December 2016
Hunter Baillie Memorial Presbyterian Church Sunday School Carols
Lawns of the Church, cnr of Collins and Johnston Street, Annandale.
All Welcome
Sausage Sizzle, Picnics and Rugs welcome

'Last Sonatas" of both Mozart and Schubert.

F Schubert's Sonata in B Major (D.960) and WA Mozart's Sonata in D major (K.576).
As always, complimentary drinks will follow these beautiful one-hour concerts.

3pm Sunday 18th December
Hunter Baillie Memorial Presbyterian Church, cnr Collins and Johnston Sts, Annandale
Tix $25/Conc $20
Bookings & More Information: Resonance Concerts

Restoration of Hill and Son Organ

large organ with shiny pipes in a sandstone church After 20 years of fund raising the Hill and Son Organ, at the Hunter Baillie Memorial Presbyterian Church's Memorial Presbyterian Church's , Annandale, is being restored. The fund raising and restoration is under the watchful eye of resident organist Ralph Lane...more

Tetch Gallery

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

Naturalisation of White's Creek and Johnston's Creek

schematic of Johnston's Creek

Sydney Water is investigating a section of Johnstons Creek, Annandale as it is in need of

Sydney Water is investigating a section of White's Creek, Annandale as it is in need of

Tender - Replacement of the Chester St Footbridge across Johnston Creek Annandale

Tenders close at 11.00 am on Thursday, 15 December 2016.
The scope of works includes but not limited to:
Full engineering design and construction of a new footbridge and approach ramps, including new footings, across Johnston Creek, Annandale at Chester

Westconnex $17billion White Elephant

man dressed as White Elephant standing on pedestrian refuge

Badu Park Meeting, 20 November 2016

Westconnex Traffic Jam

santa please stop westconnex here WestConnex Geotechnical Investigation

blue fencing on roadway in front of terrace houses 7-9am Protests, Johnston St at Reserve St, 28 Nov 2016.

blue fencing on roadway in front of terrace housesFencing for Westconnex drilling in Johnston St (at Reserve St) 23 Nov 2016

Sign the open letter to Mike Baird, Duncan Gay and Rob Stokes on WestCONnex

"The recent removal of the WestCONnex Camperdown interchange means that the traffic, air quality, noise and financial projections for the New M5 are now wrong. Yet the Baird government has announced plans to charge ahead with starting tunnelling works at the St Peters Interchange - even though no one now knows what the impact of this part of the tollway or the interchange itself will be.." Sign the Open Letter

"A white elephant is a possession which its owner cannot dispose of and whose cost, particularly that of maintenance, is out of proportion to its usefulness." -

New Route through Annandale

On Wednesday 9 November 2016, the M4-M5 link was rerouted to pass under Annandale, from Booth Street at Alfred Street, crossing Johnston Street at Collins St and Parramatta Road at Johnston's Creek.

Tunnel Midpoint (Between Parramatta Road, Pyrmont Bridge Road and Mallet Street, Annandale)

Westconnex Community Update: "17 November 2016
Dear resident
WestConnex would like to correct some misinformation about the potential Camperdown mid-tunnel construction site:
•The midpoint tunnel site at Camperdown will require part of the ‘triangle area’ bordered by Parramatta Road, Pyrmont Bridge Road and Mallet Street in Camperdown [Annandale]..." - more at

Join the Campaign against the Westconnex White Elephant

Subject: Follow up from Badu Park Rally against WestCONnex
Email: Fri, 2 Dec 2016 12:04:42 +1100
Dear Annandale and Camperdown neighbours,
You are receiving this email after your opposition to WestConnex was noted at the rally in Badu Park on 20th November.
West Connex in our local area will mean

Many of you are already active in your opposition to the project, but for those of you who want to get more involved, here are some suggestions:

  1. Come to the WestConnex consultation session at Balmain Town Hall and tell WestConnex what you really think:Balmain Town Hall, Thursday 8th December, 6:30pm...
  2. Talk to your neighbours, let them know what is happening
  3. Sign an Open Letter to the NSW Government opposing WestConnex

See: Badu Park Meeting, 20 November 2016

Protest, Johnston Street (north of Reserve St) 7-9am, 28Nov-2Dec

Receive alerts to Westconnex actions SMS "WESTCON" to 0490 257 225

Sign up for campaign updates at:

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

Road with cars at night sign says Johnston Street Annandale, Leichhardt, Parramatta

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.

Do Survey at:

Parramatta Road Urban Renewal

Parramatta Road has been divided into Precincts: Granville, Auburn, Homebush, Burwood-Concord, Kings Bay, Taverners Hill, Leichhardt, Camperdown connected by Frame Areas.

"The Frame Areas are important connections between Precincts and will contribute towards the transformation of the Corridor. While not the focus of growth in the Strategy, land use change and development may still occur over the longer term through 'spot rezonings' or changes to development controls...." - Parramatta Road Corridor Urban Transformation Strategy fact sheet

Strategy Documents 9 November 2016 : Urban Transformation Strategy 2016 pdf (14 MB); Implementation Plan 2016-2023 pdf (3.2 MB); Urban Amenity Improvement Plan pdf (10 MB); Planning and Design Guidelines pdf (24 MB); Infrastructure Schedule pdf (1.6 MB) - See more at:

Greater Sydney Commission Draft District Plans

Annandale is in the Central District and the foreshore is part of the Global Sydney Precinct. The Draft Central District Plan is on public exhibition until the end of March 2017...more

2017 Annandale Heritage Festival

The focus for 2017, will be Parramatta Road, Business as Usual
18 April to 18 May 2017...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:

Annandale Craft Group

Five Women working on their craft Project

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

History of Camperdown

In 1806, Governor King granted a parcel of land to William Bligh. The land was in Camperdown, adjoining Johnston's Annandale Estate. Johnston arrested Bligh, on 26 January 1808 and administered the colony until 28 July...more

Ironically, in 2003, the Local Government Areas were redefined and the suburb boundaries have also been altered and the pocket of Camperdown (between Mallett, Booth and Parramatta road) is now part of Annandale.

Rozelle Bay and Annandale Foreshore

Rozelle Bay

Johnston's Creek

Federal Park Wetlands

A Local Environment Plan has been legislated, for the Brownfield Harold Park site, by the State Government and the City of Sydney is preparing a management plan for the parklands adjoining Johnston's Creek and Rozelle Bay more

This page last updated 19 September 2016.