One of the major problems facing resident action groups is that it is very difficult to let other residents not directly involved know about a current community campaign. Newspapers are helpful, but depend on people reading them. The reality is that unless the issue is right outside your front door & affecting you personally, you are unlikely to find out about it. Before you know it, you find there has been some major change about which you feel strongly. Had you known there was a community action group, you would have become involved, even if it were simply signing a petition. The new Ikea at Tempe is a good example, as traffic from Ikea had the real potential to affect huge areas of Marrickville. This page will to try to address this issue.
Do you have a community campaign running? Would you like other interested residents to become involved? This page is for you to use to advertise your group & contact details. If you have a major meeting coming up, you can leave the details here. To have this page work, word needs to spread about its availability, so if you know of a residents’ group campaigning for something or trying to save something, let them know of this site. If it works, we residents can keep up-to-date about what is happening in our area &, if we feel strongly about the cause, support these groups.
Send an e-mail to email@example.com – with your details, a description about your campaign & meeting times. Petitions can also be advertised here.
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CLIMATE ACTION NEWTOWN
- Meets every second Wednesday
- at 6.30pm
- at either The Courthouse Hotel, Australia St, Newtown or The Watershed, King St, Newtown.
Contact Lindsay – 0411 098 853 or firstname.lastname@example.org for dates and details.
MARRICKVILLE BUSH POCKETS
Marrickville Bush Pockets is a community landscaping group who get together regularly to make unsightly & neglected areas of public space in the Marrickville area beautiful again by weeding & replanting. Anyone can be involved.
To find out when & where the next working bee is, contact Michael Easton ph 0439 390 435 or e-mail mailto:email@example.com
Local residents campaigning against aspects of Marrickville Council’s proposed Local Environment Plan & the NSW State Government’s plans for high-rise development in Marrickville. They believe the Labor State Government plans for Marrickville will dramatically increase pollution, noise, traffic movements & congestion (the developer of the RSL site expects an extra 580 vehicles/hr), remove City views & lower property values in some streets, further stress small shops who will be competing more for business, ignore heritage values & not be inline with current streetscapes. If the multi-storey apartments & huge retail space go ahead, the village of Marrickville will be lost forever. All welcome.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org Twitter: @saveMarrickvill
NATIONAL PARKS ASSOCIATION OF NSW & COLONG FOUNDATION FOR WILDERNESS
This group meets monthly to organize campaigns to save our National Parks. Some ongoing campaigns are: lobbying to stop legislation allowing shooting wildlife for sport in NPs, commercial tourism development in NPs, rally car races in NPs & saving Tasmania’s Red River Gums. There are many other areas causing significant concern. The group meets at NP office located close to Newtown Station.
Contact: Keith Muir 9261 2400 www.colongwilderness.org.au
SAVE OUR PARK CAMPERDOWN
Community group trying to save a small community park in Lambert Street which has been there for 40 years. The residents are objecting to the Common Ground Project which will result in the loss of this park & the removal of 27 trees.
Contact: Paula mailto:email@example.com
Tempe 2010 is a community group concerned with all issues affecting the residents of Tempe. At the time of writing they & other members of Marrickville LGA are opposing the proposed 4 lane arterial road which the RTA want to build over the Cooks River, Tempe Reserve & the Tempe Wetlands ending at Sydney Park. The group meets regularly & all are welcome. Contact Patrick for more information – firstname.lastname@example.org They are also on Facebook as Tempe 2020.