Monday, January 24, 2011

RedWater Events update No 1 - 2011

 Last Friday of the month informal gathering

This informal gathering is for all volunteers, community workers, reps and all those interested in Redfern-Waterloo. We meet at the Beer Garden in Norfolk Hotel at 1.00 is a great way of having a good chat with someone or speak-out about something. It’s always fun, we can eat and drink. We will be there on:

28th of January
25th of February
25th of March

Come and Join us!

Norfolk Hotel is on the Corner of Cleveland Street and Walker Street  Redfern
For more information contact Edith Olivares on 9698 9569, or at

RedWatch meetings

RedWatch is a community group, which covers the Sydney suburbs of Redfern Eveleigh Darlington and Waterloo. REDWatch exists to monitor Government involvement in our area and to push for outcomes that benefit the community and not just the Government.

This month we will be joined by the Redfern Waterloo Authority Chief Executive Officer and Senior Housing NSW staff who will deliver an important briefing on the recent release of the DRAFT Built Environment Plan 2, which sets the framework for future development of public / social housing Stock with Waterloo and Redfern

RedWatch meetings are the 1st Thursday of the month at 6pm

Where: Factory Community Centre 67 Raglan Street, Waterloo, 2017

For more information contact Geoff   02 8004 1490

LEEAG (Learning, Employment, Enterprises Action Group)

Open to all those agencies working on Local Learning, Employment and Enterprise projects and local residents. This action group will be meeting on the second Thursday every two months.

Where: The Factory Community Centre
Time: 2.00pm

Next meetings:
10th of February 2011
14th of April 2011

For more information contact Edith Olivares on 9698 9569, or at

New Redfern Brand

The South Sydney Business Chamber, as a member of the Roll Up Redfern Group, is hosting an evening for local businesses and community representatives, to introduce the exciting new Redfern Brand, on Wednesday 9 February 2011 from 6.00 pm at the Redfern Town Hall.  Refreshments will be served and it will be an ideal opportunity to meet a wide range of people who are vital to the health of the local economy.
 The evening will provide a brief description of the background to the new Redfern brand and an open discussion on how businesses and the community can use it.  The new brand, if cleverly used by us all, will prove to be a powerful force in changing some perceptions of Redfern and promoting Redfern, as an edgy, fun place to reside and also to do business.

The presentation for businesses and community organisations on the new Redfern Brand will be held on:

Date: 9th February 2011
Venue: At Redfern Town Hall (73 Pitt Street Redfern NSW 2016)
Time: 6.00pm

Please note RSVP's are essential to assist.

For more information and bookings please contact Julie Parsons on 9202 9117 or at

Monday, January 17, 2011

Our fab Bike group Cycle- Re-Cycle which meets on Monday nights

This video was taking by two students, Benjamin Ball and Nicole Gooch
The bike group  is run by some excellent volunteers and auspiced by the Factory and supported by City of Sydney and Housing NSW. Visit their Website on
For more information oncan call Hugh / Edith on 9698 9569

Factory Volunteer receives a decree by the King of Spain

John Martin next to Spanish community members  and his mother in the right corner   

On Friday 11th December, the Spanish Community Care Association (SCCA), resident group of the Factory Community Centre celebrated their 3rd annual Christmas Party at “The Factory’’, with more than 80 attendees the celebration was a total successes for the elderly Spanish community with a pure celebration of the Spanish traditions and a great demonstration of multiculturalism in the Factory and the City of Sydney.               
Edith, Maria Legaz, Ana Beret, John Martin, Consul Of Spain Don
Gerardo Bugallo and Maria Elena Chidzey       

During the celebration an special guest, the General Consul of Spain Mr. Gerardo Bugallo Ottone made a special announcement; his presence was in order to bestow the “Cross of the Civil Merit” (Cruz de la Orden del Mérito Civil) upon Jonh Martin as decreed by the King of Spain, His Majesty Don Juan Carlos I.
John is an outstanding volunteer for our Redfern-Waterloo community were his kindness, modesty and hard working spirit are well known by everyone in the Factory. His recognition was a very emotional moment for all present, and we all congratulate John on receiving this very special acknowledgment from his Country of Birth, both our organisations are very proud for his award and in particular for having John working with us.
Congratulations John!
For more information about the Spanish Community Care Association’s work please see: or call us at 9698 9569
For More information on the Factory see: