Category Archives: Meetings

Come and Meet the Federal Candidates for Sydney – Wednesday 10/4

As we did for the State election, ARAG, REDWatch and Friends of Erskineville are holding a Federal election candidates forum for the seat of Sydney:

  • Wednesday, 10 April, from 7pm to 8pm
  • Alexandria Town Hall, 73 Garden St, Alexandria.

We will ask candidates to begin by answering three questions, and then go to questions from the floor.

We have confirmed attendance from:

  • Aaron Hammond (Science Party)
  • Tanya Plibersek (ALP) and
  • Matt Thompson (Greens).

Normally, we’d discuss our potential questions at the ARAG meeting prior to the forum. In this case, we couldn’t do that because the meeting prior was the State candidates forum.

Therefore, please either:
– email with your top issue(s), or
– complete this short survey

Please respond by Sunday March 31st and we’ll try to pick the three biggest issues.

Also, don’t forget that Sunday the 31st of March is Alexandria Sunday Funday, from 11 to 3 at Alexandria Park:

ARAG will have a stand. So will Friends of Erskineville.

It’s going to be fabulous.


Meet the State Candidates – Wednesday 13/3

The Heffron Meet the Candidates forum is this Wednesday, 13 March, from 7pm to 8pm, at Alexandria Town Hall – 73 Garden St, Alexandria.

The forum is being jointly hosed by ARAG, REDWatch and FoE.

We have had acceptances from:

  • Chris Ryan (Keep Sydney Open)
  • Kym Chapple (The Greens)
  • Michael Dello-Iacovo (Animal Justice Party)

We have had apologies from:

  • Alexander Andruska (Liberal)
  • Ron Hoenig (Labor)

Candidates have been asked to introduce themselves, and speak to three questions, after which we will have questions from the floor.

The 3 questions are:

  1. Waterloo Master Plan and Social Housing Renewal
    What is your party’s position on the re-development of the Waterloo Estate and how will you increase and guarantee the quantity of affordable and social housing provided (including Aboriginal housing) to meet the needs of the community?
  2. Planning
    Will you make fundamental changes to the current planning system to re-empower local Councils and communities with a say in development, remove the State Significant Development provisions and ensure that the implementation of adequate infrastructure (schools, hospitals and public transport) keeps pace with the growing population?
  3. Transport and Roads
    What is your party’s plan to solve the issues we are facing as a result of the following:

    • Redfern and Erskineville Stations being over capacity and lacking in accessibility
    • The Metro not having a station in Alexandria and ripping up the existing heavy rail line from Sydenham to Bankstown
    • WestConnex – bringing over 60,000 extra cars a day onto our already congested streets
    • The privatisation of many bus services which has led to a decrease in service?


ARAG Meeting this Wednesday – Waterloo Towers

Waterloo is about to be redeveloped. Past proposals have included up six towers of between 33 and 40 storeys plus another 11 towers of between 16 and 32 storeys.

Come along and find out more about the latest round of proposals:

7pm Wednesday, 13 Feb,
Alexandria Town Hall,
73 Garden St, Alexandria.

Christmas Meeting, this Wednesday – Community Strategic Plan, Sydney 2050

Our final meeting for this year is this Wednesday, the 12th of December.

The meeting will be at the usual time and place: 7:00pm, Alexandria Town Hall, 73 Garden St.

We’re lucky enough to have council in attendance, talking about the City’s Community Strategic Plan, Sydney 2050, and how we can have input into it.

Unless some urgent issue comes out of the woodwork, this will be our last meeting until February.

ARAG October Meeting – Parking, Protecting Sydney Park

The agenda for this month’s meeting is:


  • Feedback from Council on our ideas to improve parking

Protecting Sydney Park:

  • it’s being nibbled away!

The meeting will be at the usual time and place of 7pm, Alexandria Town Hall, this coming Wednesday the 10th.

Regards, Ben

ARAG meeting, 8 August

Our next meeting will be

  • 7pm, Wednesday, 8 August
  • Alexandria Town Hall, 73 Garden St, Alexandria

We will be discussing:

  • Tanya Plibersek’s WestConnex meeting:
  • The Metro Quarter and the shadows to fall on Alexandria:
  • Ashmore Estate:
    • DA amendment to increase height limits
    • Pile driving impacts on our suburb and our house

May meeting – proposed traffic changes, parking, trucks, and the NBN comes to Alexandria

The May meeting will be at:

7pm, Wednesday 9 May
Alexandria Town Hall,
73 Garden St, Alexandria

The Agenda is:

  • Council’s Proposed Traffic Changes
    Council traffic engineers will be in attendance for Q&A – this is your last best chance to ask questions before the close of the study (see below)
  • NBN ‘Lottery’
    A representative from NBN will explain what is happening in our area.
  • Legal and Illegal Parking
    What’s happening around the Tech Park
  • Trucks and Council Rangers
    An update – some good news for residents


The consultation period for the Alexandria Traffic Management Plan ends 1 June.

This page has a link to the survey:

If you have questions for council, the contact person is  Adam Lander (Senior Community Engagement Coordinator, reachable 02 9265 9333 or