Local News – 293

Marrickville Town Centre

With plans to develop a strategy for the upgrade of Marrickville Town Centre, the Inner West Council is seeking input from the community and asking; “What do you love about the Marrickville Town Centre? What would you change?” Members of the community can contribute to the strategy through submitting their experiences of the Town Centre, which will then be collated and used to inform what work is prioritised. You can have your say either online or in person, with a number of community information sessions scheduled for the near future, where residents can hear about the plans, ask questions and have their thoughts recorded. Online feedback will be via two platforms, either through completing an online survey or identifying areas on an interactive map that are working well or need improving.

Feedback closes November 13th. In-person information sessions will be held on October 25th and November 8th. For more information or to have your say visit www.yoursaymarrickville.com.au.

Save Addison Road Community Centre

The Addison Road Community Centre is calling out for public support in the wake of news that their electrical infrastructure is in need of an $100,000 upgrade. Currently the centre operates as an affordable space for not-for-profits, a base for social and environmental programs and as a meeting place for the community. The organisation that manages the site, The Addison Road Community Centre Organisation (ARCCO), is independent, which means consistent government funding can’t be guaranteed. People are invited to contribute money towards the repairs, with each person receiving a raffle entry per $20 donated, which will then  go in the draw to win a Fair Trade Emporium hamper.

Visit www.chuffed.org/project/addisonroadcentre.

Cultural Festival Grants

The 10-day cultural festival Open Inner West will be back (but in amalgamated form) in 2017, with applications  open for those interested in taking part. Council is encouraging community groups that are able to celebrate the diversity of the Inner West through storytelling, music, dance, art, theatre, food or otherwise to apply. Activities may include anything from cooking classes, poetry readings, craft and traditional arts workshops, to exhibitions and cultural events. Preference will be given to activities encouraging younger, culturally and linguistically diverse community members to get involved. Grants of up to $5000 are available.

Applications close November 1. For further information visit www.innerwest.nsw.gov.au. Applicants are invited to attend information sessions  held on 20 October, 11am – 12pm and 6pm – 7pm.