The City of Sydney is planning to remove the playground equipment on Ethel St and there is a consultation process to find out what the community would like. Locals in the Ethel St area have expressed their strong desire to retain the space as a playground and subsequently the Friends of Erskineville agreed to support them. Thanks to the locals who helped us write this submission.
We have asked for an extension of time on submissions, which are currently due by 5pm 18/12/2020. You can make a submission here:
The Friends of Erskineville recently re-affirmed its support for the Erko Rd Community Garden and Composting and opposes any development on the site.
After some criticisms on social media, Friends of Erskineville member and community gardener Julie Moffat has written this piece to help explain ...
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 campaigning with local residents has resulted in this proposal to increase pedestrian safety and amenity at the intersection of Coulson and Eve Streets.
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 ...