HAVE YOUR SAY on Activities and Services in City of Sydney Community Centres and Libraries.


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.

Have your say by taking the survey online:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LQV86HT

or email feedback to: sydneyyoursay@cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au

For more info on local community centres:
https://www.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/community-centres

Please encourage your local friends and neighbours to have their say too.

North Eveleigh – Public Meeting

Friends of Erskineville are organising a public meeting to discuss the proposed development at North Eveleigh.

The North Eveleigh Paintshop precinct is 5 hectares of precious, heritage-rich public land adjacent to Redfern Station that the NSW government plans to privatise and commercialise.

In 2020, the land was transferred from RailCorp to the controversial Transport Asset Holding Entity (TAHE), described as an ‘accounting sham‘.

The project was announced in July and declared State Significant Development, giving the Planning Minister complete discretion to overrule the usual planning processes.

The plans will result in 1.4 hectares of publicly accessible open space: essentially an office park with a small amount of ‘affordable housing’ and no public housing. In a recent Sydney Morning Herald article, former City of Sydney councillor Philip Thalis described it and other related plans as the ‘bastard offspring’ of Barangaroo. Our community campaign for an active transport bridge to South Eveleigh has been ignored, despite being promised as far back as 2006. The meeting will have an introduction from REDWatch’s Geoff Turnbull with plenty of time for discussion. Local Greens MP Jenny Leong and Labor candidate David Hetherington will be there to hear your views and respond. Councillors William Chan, Sylvie Ellsmore and Linda Scott will also be joining us.

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.

WHERE: Erskineville Town Hall
WHEN: 2pm Sunday November 6th
MORE INFO: Facebook event link

October Meeting – we’re back!

It’s been a while since we held a meeting (thanks Covid!). We are holding our next meeting at the Alexandria Town Hall on Wednesday 12th October at 7pm.

Come along and get updates on major projects in our neighbourhood, including

  • Waterloo Public Housing & Metro
  • Sydney Park development
  • Central to Eveleigh development
  • Kurrajong Hotel development
  • Redfern Station upgrade

Have your say about what matters most to you, and meet people from your local community.

Build a bridge – help requested

As you may know, ARAG along with Friend of Erskineville and Redwatch have been campaigning for a bridge to connect the North and South Eveleigh precincts. For some reason, even with the proposed massive redevelopment of North Eveleigh, a bridge is not part of the plan. We feel it would connect the communities and facilities that are currently a world away “over the train tracks”.

You can find out about the proposal and how to write a letter here (it’s really easy!)
https://actionnetwork.org/letters/build-a-bridge

Our good friends at FoE are holding a stall outside Carriageworks on Sep 10th from 8am to 1pm with the aim of picking up more support for the proposal.

If you’re able to help them on the stall, please contact them at friends@friendsoferskineville.org

Vale Eric Jackson

It is with great sadness that we advise that Eric Jackson has passed away after a short illness.

We extend our sincere condolences to Patti and his family – he will be greatly missed.

Eric was a long time Alexandria resident who was often found walking his beloved dog, the latest one being  Harley who is quite a character.

He had an extraordinary memory for the history of Alexandria and many of the memorable things that have happened in our neighborhood.

Eric was a great supporter of the Alexandria Residents Action Group and helped out by delivering the flyers for the monthly meetings and the Alexandria Sunday Funday.

He was a man who enjoyed life and I know that we will miss his smiling face and willingness to share a story.

Vale Eric!

Alexandria Scouts – what’s next?

A message from Alexandria Scouts

What’s next for Alexandria Scouts – Register now for 4th April

On Mon 4th April we’re hosting a presentation on the future of Alexandria Scouts.

Please save the date and come along to hear about what’s next for the Group.

It’s only because of people like you and your support that we’ve been able to come so far since 2016 when we re-opened the hall.

Since then Alexandria Scouts has provided leadership training and outdoor activities for dozens of Leaders, Parent Helpers, Cubs, Scouts and Venturers.

Last year we upgraded the front of the building with a grant from Tanya Plibersek, our local MP.

We replaced the 60-year old window, upgraded the fence and put in new skirting. The Hall is a community asset for our kids, for the community.

Now we want to invite parents, carers, all interested people in the Alexandria/Erskineville/South Eveleigh/Green Square community to a presentation at the hall on 4 April, 6-7pm. Come and show your support for the future of Alexandria Scouts.

6 – 7pm, Monday 4 April 2022
Alexandria Scout Hall
130 Henderson Road Alexandria

Refreshments will be served!

To help us estimate attendance for refreshments, please use this link to let us know you’re coming.  https://www.trybooking.com/BXQBQ

We look forward to seeing you there.

Sandra Kemp, Group Leader,
Isabel Mcintosh, Chair, Support Committee
alexandriascouts@gmail.com

The Alex is re-opening this Friday!

The Alex will officially open it’s doors again on Friday 12th November at 6pm. However for locals there is a special early session from 4pm with half-price drinks.

It has been a long time coming, but we are very excited and think it will be worth the wait.

Thanks to everyone who contributed to this victory. With so much going on, we have to savour the rare wins. Hope to see you all there on Friday (and regularly thereafter)