Sunday, October 10, 2010

RedWater Events Update


Beyond a punitive justice that is vengeful and ineffective - Towards a shared responsibility for restorative justice.
FREE Public Forum – Tues. OCT. 12, 7-9pm New Law School Lecture Theatre 106
(Eastern Ave, Main Campus, University of Sydney)
Dr Michael Spence (Vice-Chancellor, University of Sydney).
Speakers: Fr Chris Riley (Director, Youth Off The Streets); 
Graham West MP (former Minister for Juvenile Justice); 
Shane Brown (Director, South Sydney Youth Services); 
Karen Bevan (Director, Social Justice Unit, Uniting Care Children, Young People & Families).
Organised by The South Sydney Herald & South Sydney Uniting Church. Supported by Sydney Law School, University of Sydney. Media Contact: Rev. Andrew Collis 0438 719 470;

Cook Community Garden Lunch

The UNSW Community Development Project and the Cook Gardeners would like to invite you to the launch of the new Cook Garden. The gardeners would like you to join them in launching the new garden to say thank you to everyone who made it possible and celebrate with a light lunch in the garden.

Date:    Wednesday 13th of October

Time:     12:00 – 2:00pm

Where:  In the garden off Raglan Street

RSVP: Georgina Clark- UNSW Community Development Project (on behalf of the Cook Gardeners).  Ph: 9245 1841 or email:

Local Member - Premiers Community Forums

Description: The Local Member hosts this meeting with Government and non-government agencies and residents. It is a great opportunity for you to raise any concerns about your local area and find out about the various projects and developments that are happing.
Redfern - Our Place Community Centre - Friday 15 October 2010, 2-4pm  
Waterloo - Waterloo Community Centre - Friday 22 October 2010, 2-4pm
Contact: Phillip Norman on 9699 8166
This Saturday our humble Redwater Markets will be celebrating their First Birthday, Please come along and support this growing community market, + free entertainment at lunch time supported by the City of Sydney.
Redwater Markets currently have a special offer to all stallholders:  Book and pay for 3 months and get 3 stalls at 1/2 price = $60 for 3 stalls and free to not for profit- community organisations.  This is a great opportunity to become part of this inner city market for the spring and summer 0434 197527 or email:

Pets at
11am to 3pm
Saturday 16 October 2010

The Surry Hills Public Tenants Association and the City of Sydney invite you to
Bring your pet to Ward Park and Northcott Community Centre, Surry Hills for Northcott’s Pet Day! If you don’t have a pet, come along anyway and enjoy the animal action – everyone is welcome.

FREE pet health checks and advice all day (by volunteer vets), FREE microchipping, agility dog demonstrations and beginners classes for you and your pooch, City of Sydney Dog Obedience classes (ring 9246 7625), FREE BBQ, and the chance to win pet gift packs. PLUS - AustralianWildlife Shows, a fantastic up close experience with all sorts of native animals, birds and reptiles.

Ward Park and Northcott Community Centre Belvoir Street, Surry Hills

Factory Community Centre AGM Tuesday 19th October 2010 - 5pm
We invite local residents, members, and partner agencies to our Annual General meeting. Come along and hear about our progress in the last year and our plans for the forthcoming year.
Membership costs on $2 and enable you to have voting rights, and ability to stand for nomination to be part of our management committee.
For more details contact Patrick on 9698 9569

South Sydney Interagency

The next South Sydney Interagency will be held on Wednesday 20th October at 2pm in the Redfern Townhall, 73 Pitt St, Redfern. All interested agencies and service providers are invited to attend.
If you have a particular project you wish to talk about at the interagency, please contact Pam at Inner Sydney Regional Council on 9698 7690 or to be added to the agenda.
Factory Community Centre Strategic Planning Day – Friday 22nd October 9:30 – 12
Members, staff, local residents and partner agencies are invited to join us for our Triiannual Strategic Planning Day, as we reflect on past achievements, and planning future priorities.  Event will be followed by lunch and hosted by an independent facilitator. For more info and to RSVP please contact Mike on 96989569 or email


In recognition of the ups and downs in mental health recovery, and as part of Mental Health Month, the Inner City Mental Health Recovery Group will be attempting to break the Guinness world record for the number of people yo-yoing at the same time.
This event is a great chance for you and your organisations to show their support for Mental Health Month and have fun at the same time. Grab a group of friends and colleagues and be a part of history.
The event is to be held in Ward Park, Devonshire Street, Surry Hills (3 mins from Central Station) on Friday October 22nd. Registration will start at 11am and YoYos and refreshments will be provided.
For more information, contact Char Jones at Inner Sydney Regional Council on 9690 1781 or email

Waterloo Neighbourhood Advisory Board Information Session and Elections

Learn about the Neighbourhood Advisory Board (NAB)
  • What is the NAB – what does the NAB do?
  • Who are the members and how can I get involved?
  • The elections –can I nominate and can I vote?
Have your say about what happens in your local area by:
  • Standing as a precinct representative to represent tenant views and concerns to the Neighbourhood Advisory Board and Housing NSW
  • Becoming involved in your local precinct group.
When:             Tuesday October 26th 2010 Where:
2pm – The Factory, 67 Raglan St Waterloo
For more information and other dates, contact David or Char at the Tenant Participation Resource Service on 9698 6558

Advocacy and Activism workshop

Inner Sydney Regional Council for Social Development invites you to attend a free Advocacy and Activism workshop for Social Housing Tenants.

Written Advocacy and Community Leadership is designed to enable participants to identify issues and develop plans for effective advocacy and to take responsibility for change in their lives and community. The session will cover the different tiers of government, effective writing skills and community leadership.

Register Now

Register for this workshop by contacting Charmaine Jones

(Numbers are limited, so to avoid disappointed, book your place asap)

Workshop Date and Time: Wednesday 27th October 2010 - 10.00 am-3.30pm
Workshop Venue: Quakers Hall 119 Devonshire St, Surry Hills (2mins from Central Station)

Registration: Registration is free. Booking are essential.
For any additional information, please contact Char Jones on 9690 1781 Lunch Provided

Two Special   Monthly Informal Gatherings Friday – 29th October and Friday 26th November @ Tudor Hotel @ 1pm

As usual, on the last Friday of the month, we invite agencies and community groups reps and volunteers to come together for an informal lunch time ‘get -together’.  We normally meet at the Norfolk Hotel, however they are closed at the moment; therefore we will be meeting at the Tudor Hotel. (Beer Garden if Dry – indoors if Wet).  It is a great chance to take time out of our busy schedules and catch up with each other, sharing news, and information informally. You buy your own refreshments and lunch and can stay a short or as long as time will allow. The next two are particular special and we hope you will be able to attend.

Note at the October Gathering we will be marking the end of era, with  Patrick Russell The Factory’s current coordinator, with over ten years service to the Waterloo and Redfern community, is about to commence his forthcoming Long Service Leave and Retirement. So we would like to invite all those who know of Patrick’s outstanding work here at the Factory, to join us in celebrating and recognising his achievements. In addition, it’s also my Birthday J . Our November gathering will be our last Gathering event of 2010.

NAB – Waterloo and Redfern Community Events Planning Group

Anyone who is interested in supporting these annual community events that we are planning and hosting over the coming summer months in Waterloo and Redfern, is invited to join us at our initial planning meeting.  This year, like last, we are hoping to again host the ‘Summer on the Green Event’ at Waterloo Green, and Redfern Neighbourhood Day at Redfern High Rises, Waterloo’s Sesquicentenary Festival, and more.  As always, this relies on the good will of our volunteers and partner agencies, sharing expertise and resources. If you would like to help organise these great events come along to our planning meeting or get in touch with us here at the Factory.
When: Friday 29th October at 10:30 at the Factory Community Centre Call Mike on 9698 9569

Family days at the Block last Saturday of the month

Family and Culture Day, a grassroots community-oriented event, is at The Block in Redfern. The aim of this event, which takes place on the last Saturday of each month, is to bring families back to The Block and to show off the incredible talent within the Redfern Indigenous Community. For the children there is a jumping castle, face painting, and other entertainment
Tel: 02 9699 3491

Waterloo NABs – Learning, Employment, Enterprise Action Group

The above action group is open to all agencies and residents working on projects that enhance Learning, Employment and Enterprise in the Redfern Waterloo Area.
The Strategic meeting on the 2010 at 2pm Tuesday 9th November 2010
Where: Factory Community Centre, Raglan Street, Waterloo
Contact:  Mike on 9698 9569 or email:
Lord Mayor’s Redfern Community Forum 10am  on 17th November  
Description: The Lord Mayor hosts this meeting with Government and non-government agencies and local residents. It is a great opportunity for you to raise any concerns about your local area and find out about the various projects and developments that are happening.
Held at Redfern Centre Ogden Lane
For more details contact: Dominic Grenot on or Phone 9265 9954

Waterloo NABs – Community Safety Action Group

The next round of meetings for the above group is open to all agencies and residents working on Community Safety projects and issues within the Waterloo area.
For more details contact: Dominic Grenot on or Phone 9265 9954
WHEN: - Wednesday 24th November 2pm 2010, Where: Factory Community Centre
Please send apologies and agenda items to Julie Parsons or phone 9202 9117

Mabel’s Community Workers Lunch

Mabel, one of our long standing volunteers and active member of the Waterloo NABs, is hosting a special lunch for community workers. She invites anyone who has been involved in working to support the various projects and events in Waterloo/Redfern for this special lunch.
This will take place on Wed 3rd November at 12 Midday at the Factory Community Centre
Please RSVP to Mike by Friday 29th October 2010 on 9698 9569

Redfern NAB

The Neighbourhood Advisory Boards (NAB) are made up of elected tenant representatives, and both Government and Non-Government agencies, who work together to discuss and address issues and concerns important to tenants on the Public Housing Estates. The NABs were set up so that tenants could be involved in making decisions and discussing issues and concerns that affect those who live on the estates. Agencies, which provide services in the area, are also involved in working with the community.
When:-Tuesday 16th November, 2010 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Where: - Our Place Community Room, Poets Corner, Morehead Street, Redfern
Redfern NAB annual review will be held at same location on Tuesday 23rd November 2010 10am
Solander Community Garden Lunch- 10th November 2010
The UNSW Community Development Project and the Solander Gardeners would like to invite you to the launch of the new Solander Garden. The gardeners would like you to join them in launching the new garden to say thank you to everyone who made it possible and celebrate with a light lunch in the garden.

Date:    Wednesday 10th of November

Time:     12:00 – 2:00pm

Where:  In the garden off Raglan Street

RSVP: Georgina Clark- UNSW Community Development Project (on behalf of the Cook Gardeners).  Ph: 9245 1841 or email:
Mind your Festival – Saturday 20th November 2010 9:30 – 2pm

Calling all children workers, event organisers, fund raisers, and community arts workers – we need your help and expertise.
Following our recent success of representing Australia at the 2010 World Festival of Children’s Theatre with our team of local children stars… In 2012, the Factory Community Centre will be hosting the World Festival of Children’s Theatre.  We will be hosting the above briefing and planning workshop to commence work on this significant community event.  For this event to be a success, both at home and on the international stage, we require the assistance of all our partner agencies to help shape the vision and the programme of this festival.  If you could spare a couple of hours, and commit to being part of the organising of this festival, please come along on the above date, and share with us in the exciting journey ahead.
 or contact Mike and Claire on : - 9698 9569

Waterloo and Redfern NAB Christmas party in conjunction with South Sydney Seniors

This Christmas celebration is open to all Precinct Reps of Waterloo and Redfern and other NAB stakeholders. Food and some light entertainment will be provided.  It takes place at the Factory on Tuesday 30th November 11am – 2pm.
Please RSVP: 9698 9569

Redfern Neighbourhood Day and Waterloo Summer on the Green

We have commenced the planning for these annual end of year spectacular community events. At these events there will be activities such as light music, stage performances, bouncing castles, BBQ, information stalls, face painting, sports activities, and guest appearances. We hope to also mark International Disability Day, and celebrate at Summer on the Green Waterloo’s Sesquicentenary.  If you would like to host an activity or information stall at either of these events we would love to hear from you
Redfern Neighbourhood Day will be on Saturday 27th November 2010 11- 2 at Our Place Moorhead Street.
Summer on the Green will be held on Friday 3rd December 2010, 2- 6 at Waterloo Green.
Contact or Mike on 9698 9569

Ron Williams Centre at 5-11 Kepos Street, REDFERN will be hosting an information session on the Home Power Saving Program, provided by Fieldforce and the NSW Government.


Date: Wed 20 Oct 2010
Time: 2:30 - 3:30pm
Venue: Ron Williams Centre, Kepos Street REDFERN.
Registration: Please contact Raphael on (02) 9288 5601 to register your interest.  Organisations can email me their numbers attending.

Further information is attached, the session is designed to be short so participants can ask questions.  The presenter Mr Tony Zhu will be delivering this session in English and Mandarin.  Please forward to your networks where appropriate. Thanks.

For those who have not been to the Centre, you can catch bus from:

* Central Station
1. Walk to bus stop Elizabeth St Nr Devonshire St, Surry Hills - 257 metres
2. Take the M20 bus (Sydney Buses)
Dep: 2:10pm Elizabeth St Nr Devonshire St, Surry Hills
Arr: 2:14pm Phillip St Nr Baptist St, Redfern
3. Walk to 5-11 Kepos St - 198 metres

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