Property developers are still trying to build 390 apartments within the block containing Sydney Park.
Despite the City of Sydney Council's efforts to stop the development, the state government controlled ‘Central Sydney Planning Committee’ approved the initial concept plans.
At Friends of Erskineville we started a letter campaign to the Planning Minister, Rob Stokes, asking him to intervene and stop the project. We believe the land should be re-zoned as open parkland to preserve and extend the beautiful natural environment of Sydney Park.
Instead, the ...
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 ...
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 ...