2021-22 new member drive

Would you like to become a full member of the Friends of Erskineville? Annual memberships start on 1 July each year and the standard rate for individuals is $20. If you are one of our email list subscribers or follow us on Facebook or Twitter but haven't yet become a member, we'd love to have your extra support. All membership fees go toward our community building work, campaigns and advocacy, including printing flyers, hosting stalls and public meetings and website costs. Payment is via Paypal (which includes credit card) or by direct bank transfer into our accoun...

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Judy Mundey’s speech at public housing rally

We are here today in support of the provision of much needed public housing. The provision of public housing by governments is not a new concept. About 100 years ago, in 1919, the then government of the day built public housing in the Rocks area of Sydney, not so far from where we are meeting. It was to house people left homeless by the slum clearance of the area thought necessary to eradicate the Plague which was then afflicting Sydney. In 1980 the then government of the day again built public housing in the Rocks. The back story this time was not a plague but ...

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FoE President’s speech at Explorer St BBQ

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. UPDATE MAY 2021: Our call for inclusionary zoning has now been agreed to by the NSW government. Developers in the City of Sydney will be levied to support affordable housing. Acknowledge...

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Update on ‘One Sydney Park’ development

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' ...

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Net Zero by 2040

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 ...

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Friends of Erskineville 2019 Wrap Up

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 ...

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Campaign for a southern entrance to Erskineville station

We have recently written to Minister Andrew Constance requesting the construction of a southern entrance to Erskineville station. You can read the letter here.

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Building Defects Crisis public forum

Watch the videos of our forum held on 8/10/2019 with Cr Linda Scott, David Shoebridge MLC and David Graham MLC: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLqGXGhMEANOT6ElgbvonQVqkW7JV6Docb

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Erskineville history talk videos

Matt Murphy and Michael Halloran spoke at the 2019 Erskineville History Talk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Scd84Oc50bk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zdXqJULOR3Y Held on Saturday 31 August 2019 in the Lucy Woodcock Hall, Erskineville Public School

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SIGN UP TO SAVE WATERLOO

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 ...

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