Help us support our neighbours Friends of Erskineville and REDWatch to fight and campaign for the approval of an active transport bridge rail corridor from Carriageworks to South Eveleigh. Let us connect the great divide of residential, business & Sydney University communities of Darlington, Chippendale to the North & Erskineville, Redfern, Waterloo & Alexandria to the south of the rail tracks. It is a vital link of infrastructure that was proposed back in 2006 in the former Redfern Waterloo Authority plans with the Australian Technology Park & was due for completion in 2008.
To support this campaign #buildabridge and keep it alive and kicking, join the 1400 other signatures and sign the petition & send a new letter to the NSW Transport Minister Jo Haylen.
Friends of Erskineville understand that Lord Mayor Clover Moore is meeting with Minister Jo Haylen this week and they have requested that she raise the issue.
Let’s campaign to bring better connectivity back to our communities especially now more than ever with the proposed rezoning of the rail corridor of North Eveleigh prescient & the potential need to have continued connection to the proposed innovation hub between Central and Eveleigh known as Tech Central, Australia’s biggest technology hub.
We’re finally back!! This Sunday 30 April 2023 at Alexandria Park 11am – 3pm.
Bring a picnic rug, dress up your pooch & come on down to leafy Alexandria Park. A fun, vibrant community day from 11am-3pm where you’ll find jumping castle, yummy food & coffee stalls, trash n treasure markets, face painting, live music, sausage sizzle and our famous local dog parade/competition hosted by the hilarious Miranda Fair Spread the word, share our page & tell your neighbours.
This Wednesday ARAG’s community meeting is dedicated to a presentation for residents to have a better understanding about how the Planning system works in our area and how residents can engage with it.
Come along on Wednesday, 12 April 2023 at 7pm at the Alexandria Town Hall, 73 Garden Street, Alexandria.
A State Election Candidates Forum for the seat of Heffron is being held on Wednesday, 8 February at 7pm at the Alexandria Town Hall by:
The Alexandria Residents Action Group (ARAG) and
As in past years, we survey residents to determine the key issues that you want to hear about from each of the candidates. Each candidate will be asked to address the issues within their allotted time.
Click on the survey below or the image and tell us what matters to you.
The NSW Minister for Transport and Roads, David Elliott
The NSW Minister for Infrastructure, Cities and Active Transport, Rob Stokes
The Premier of NSW, Dominic Perrotet
I am writing to express my concern about two key issues as a resident of Alexandria and urge you to take action immediately:
- Barrier free access at Redfern Station and
- The need for a bridge from South Eveleigh to North Eveleigh.
Barrier-free access at Redfern Station
It is important that barrier-free access is provided across the new Southern Concourse at Redfern Station. Although we understand that Transport for NSW has indicated that the matter is still being considered if as I believe, this will still require an Opal Card or Credit Card to tap on and off, this presents a barrier to free access for the community.
I urge you to ensure that the Southern Concourse is barrier free.
Building a bridge between South and North Eveleigh
The NSW Government is undertaking several major developments in the area that will impact the whole area and see the increased use of this already busy transit hub.
Two of those proposed developments currently under consideration are rezoning proposals for the Paint Shop sub-precinct in North Eveleigh and the Large Erecting Shed in South Eveleigh.
Neither of these proposals commit to delivering the bridge connection that has been in the Redfern Waterloo Authority’s plans for the precinct since at least 2006.
The community has advocated for a bridge across the railway tracks in their submissions to the Department of Planning and Environment for these two proposals.
This bridge would be a vital connection to bring communities together and for easy access to key facilities such as the University of Sydney campus, Carriageworks and the Gibbons Street bus interchange.
I urge the NSW Government to commit to providing an active transport bridge across the railway tracks using the proceeds of the sale of Australian Technology Park.
This must be delivered as part of the redevelopment of land in North and South Eveleigh, and not delayed indefinitely.
The City of Sydney Council operates 17 community centres and library spaces that offer activities and services to support the community.
These centres and spaces are valued as they enable our local communities to have social connection and affordable access to a range of learning, creative, cultural, health and wellbeing activities.
To help make sure the changing needs of these activities and services are met, the City of Sydney Council are seeking feedback from the community. They are keen to hear from people who visit their centres and from people who don’t, by encouraging us to share our thoughts and ideas on what is offered in our local community.
Your feedback and ideas for any improvement on the programs and services is important to help shape the City of Sydney’s future plans for Alexandria and the Sydney community.
Public Community consultation period is from 1 November 2022 to 15 December 2022.
Come along to this important public meeting to learn more and discuss what the community really needs. If we want our neighbourhood to be the best it can be, we need to show that we care and get our elected representatives to help us achieve it.