The Friends of Erskineville (FoE) held a free BBQ and protest meeting at the Explorer St, Eveleigh public housing estate on Saturday February 13th. The event was co-hosted by Jenny Leong MP, Hands off Glebe, Shelter NSW and REDWatch. The following speech was given by the current FoE President, Andrew Chuter. You can also see the photos from the event on our Facebook page here.
Acknowledgement of country - Gadigal land, Eora nation
Welcome everyone and thanks for coming. Please enjoy a solidarity sausage.
FoE believes that the plans announced by the Housing ...
Many Sydney Park users will be unaware of the plans to build 390 apartments within the block containing Sydney Park. This former industrial land was planned to eventually be incorporated into the park and Friends of Erskineville still believes that should happen.
Unfortunately when FedEx 'left the building' at 215 Euston Rd on the eastern edge of the park, it was bought up by property developers.
In 2017, despite the City of Sydney (CoS) council being opposed to the project, the state government controlled 'Central Sydney Planning Committee' ...
Our City of Sydney Council has a proposal to bring the goal of reaching net zero emissions in the LGA forward a decade, from 2050 to 2040. At council on 10/2/2020, Friends of Erskineville members Julie Moffat and Roger Tonkin spoke in support of the proposal. The text of Roger's statement ...
2019 was a big year of activity for the Friends of Erskineville (FoE). We continued to advocate successfully for the community, organising and participating in local events, keeping supporters informed and growing our membership.
We organised a number of events to help inform the community:
- State and federal election candidates forums with Alexandria Residents Action Group
- Community forum with Prof David Levinson on transport, station entrances and walkability
- Community inspection with 60 people on proposed Macdonald St upgrade that was attended by City of ...
We have recently written to Minister Andrew Constance requesting the construction of a southern entrance to Erskineville station.
You can read the letter here.
Watch the videos of our forum held on 8/10/2019 with Cr Linda Scott, David Shoebridge MLC and David Graham MLC:
Matt Murphy and Michael Halloran spoke at the 2019 Erskineville History Talk
Held on Saturday 31 August 2019 in the Lucy Woodcock Hall, Erskineville Public School
April 2019: NSW has a new Planning minister, Rob Stokes. Now is the time to get on his new agenda and demand a review of the proposed plans for unprecedented density in Waterloo that would be more than Green Square in this heritage area.
What the Government is planning in Waterloo is unprecedented for Australia and the density of Hong Kong. They want to increase the number of homes by a staggering 388 per cent, from 2,012 to 6,800 in approximately 17 tall towers, up to 40 storeys in height. Next door, the Metro Quarter development will add another 700 apartments in ...
Wednesday, 10 April, from 7pm to 8pm
Alexandria Town Hall, 73 Garden St, Alexandria.
Friends of Erskineville along with Alexandria Residents Action Group (ARAG) and REDWatch are hosting a forum with the Federal election candidates for the seat of Sydney on Wednesday 10 April.
Each candidate will begin by answering three questions and then take questions from the floor.
Attendance confirmed so far from:
Tanya Plibersek (ALP - Sitting Member)
Matt Thompson (Greens)
Aaron Hammond (Science Party)
WHAT ARE YOUR BIG ISSUES THIS ELECTION?
The WestConnex Stage 3 Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) is on exhibition for public comment until 16/10/2017.
WestConnex will have a devastating effect on Erskineville and surrounding suburbs with extra traffic and pollution in the village and billions will be wasted on toll roads while public transport is underfunded.
While there have been a number of official 'disinfo' sessions organised by RMS/SMC, this will be the only public forum on WestConnex Stage 3 organised by a community group.
Join us with expert speakers to dissect the EIS so that we can all make ...