Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Over 30 Community Events & Activities Dates for - May- Redfern Waterloo

April 2012                

Last Friday of the month informal gathering

This informal gathering is for all volunteers, community workers, reps and all those ones interested in Redfern-Waterloo projects and activities. We will meet at Alexandria Hotel at 1.00pm 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:
Next gathering: 27th of April 2012 

Come and Join us!

Alexandria Hotel is on 35 Henderson Road, Alexandria NSW 2015

For more information contact Edith Olivares on 9698 9569, or at eolivares@the-factory.org.au

Groundswell meetings on 2012 

When: 2nd Friday of the month

Time: 10.00am

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

 Next meeting: Friday 11th May 2012

 A Pint of View  - Youth Alcohol Forum

Redfern Waterloo Community Drug Action Team together with Weave Youth Family Community invites you to A Youth Alcohol Forum where you get a say on what you think are the issues around alcohol abuse and young people. This is a chance to voice your ideas and strategies around what you think could help reduce youth alcohol abuse.

 Free Pizza, Snacks and giveaways. 

 When: 3rd May 2012 
Where: Weave Art Centre – 231 Wilson St Eveleigh

Time: 2.00 – 4.00 pm

Cost: Free

 For more information contact the Weave Dual Diagnosis Team on Ph: 9519 5466 

Looking for a job!  

 Aboriginal Family Advisor

Sydney City Family Relationship Centre

Part time/Full time

This is an exciting new opportunity for an Aboriginal worker to join Relationships Australia’s Sydney City Family Relationship Centre in the role of Aboriginal Family Advisor. This position can either be part time or full time and this will be negotiated with the successful applicant.

 Sydney City FRC works with families to support family relationships and assist families in conflict. This new Family Advisor position will:

• Provide intake assessments and case management

• Assist the Centre develop culturally appropriate practices

• Assist the Centre to connect with local Aboriginal communities

This new position will initially be offered under a 12 month contract to be reviewed at the end of the first year. Sydney City FRC is committed to long term work with the Aboriginal community. 


Please note this is an Aboriginal Identified Position: In accordance with Section 14 (d) of the Anti-Discrimination Act,

1977, Aboriginality is a genuine occupational qualification.

Please obtain an information pack for the position from the Relationships Australia NSW website at www.nsw.relationships.com.au

or contact Lee at employment@ransw.org.au 

Details of how to apply for this position is available in the information pack. 

For more information, call: Sheree Freeburn, Aboriginal Service Specialist on (M) 0405 593 977 or Marie Mooney, Community Development Specialist on (M) 0435 883 176

Women's Self Defence Class 

The Ultimo Community Centre will be hosting a 2 hour  self defence class for women over 55. 

 The course will be delivered by internationally known  self defence teacher Penny Gulliver, Director of the 'Self Protection Consultancy'

Come along, learn some skills and keep safe! 

 Bookings essential.

When:Thursday 10th May 2012 

Where: Ultimo Community Centre, 40 william Henry Street, Ultimo 

Time: 1pm – 3pm

 For more information contact  Natalie Niamh Wright, Community Information Officer, Over 55 Services on 02 9265 9489 or by email on over55@cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au

Over 55 Services Interagency Meetings 

 The dates for the Over 55 Services Interagency meetings organised by the City of Sydney for the rest of the year are as follows:

Thursday 7th June

Thursday 2nd August 

Thursday 4th October 

Thursday 6th December 

Where: Cliff Noble Centre, Cnr. Renwick and Suttor St, Alexandria between

Time: 2.00 – 4.00 pm

For more information contact  Natalie Niamh Wright, Community Information Officer, Over 55 Services on 02 9265 9489

Waterloo Wellbeing & Safety Action Group (WWSAG) 

The dates for the WSAG meetings will the second Wednesday of each month starting on February:

Wednesday 9th May

Wednesday 13th June 

Wednesday 11th July 

Wednesday 8th August 

Wednesday 12th September   

Wednesday 10th October 

Wednesday  14th November 

  Where: The Factory Community Centre, 67 Raglan St. Waterloo NSW 2017

Time: 2.00pm 

For more information contact Edith on 9698 9569, or at eolivares@the-factory.org.au or Dominic on 9265 9954 or   dgrenot@cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au

Waterloo Safety Audit - Come along and be part of making your neighbourhood a safe place.

 Come along and be part of the Waterloo Community Safety Audit.  All you need to do is show up and be ready to tell us what you think could make your area safer.

Wed 2 May - Matavai & Turunga buildings

Meeting Point: Outside Matavai Building

Time: 2.pm – 4.30pm

Wed 16 May - Phillip, Morehead, Elizabeth, Wellington & Pitt Street (11th Precinct & Waterloo east Precinct )

Meeting Point: The Factory Community Centre, 67 Raglan Street

Time: 2.pm – 4.30pm

 For more information contact Edith on 9698 9569, or at eolivares@the-factory.org.au 

Waterloo & Redfern Events Action Group 

The dates for the Events Action Group meetings will the First Wednesday of each month starting on March with a break in July and August . 

Wednesday 2nd May

Wednesday 6th June 

Wednesday 5th September   

Wednesday 3rd October 

Wednesday 7th November

Wednesday 5th December 

Where: Alexandria Town Hall, 73 Garden Street, Alexandria NSW 2015

Time: 2.00pm

 For more information contact Bill on 9319 4073, or at mnc@ssca.org.au

LEEAG (Learning, Employment, Enterprises Action Group) 

 This action group will be meeting on the second Thursday every two months with the last meeting of the year occurring in November. 

Where: The Factory Community Centre

Time: 2.00pm

Next meetings:

Thursday 14th June

Thursday 09th August

Thursday 11th October

Thursday 15th November 

For more information contact Edith Olivares on 9698 9569, or at eolivares@the-factory.org.au

Reaching Employment Workshops 

LEEAG and UNSW SIFE (Students in Free Enterprise)  will provide 3 pre-employment workshops that will assist community members in being "job ready" to enter the workforce. The workshops will include topics such as how to write a cover letter, addressing selection criteria, interview skills and others. 

Registration is not obligatory and everyone is invited to attend. 

 Thursday 10 May – Find & Apply for a Job 

Thursday 17 May – Prepare for a Job Interview 

Thursday 24 May – Keeping a Job 

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

Time: 2pm-4pm

For more information contact Edith Olivares on 9698 9569, or at eolivares@the-factory.org.au

Free 3-Day Hip Hop Workshop 

Banton Brothers Entertainment with the support from Save-A-Mate (SAM) are offering you the chance to take part in a free 3-day music workshops.

 Learn how to record and master your own music, whilst learning about drugs and how to take care of your mates.

Spots are LIMITED, so if you’re keen and want to record with the best then, Contact Josh NOW!

 When: 17th-19th of April 

Where: Sydney City

Cost: Free

 For more information contact Joshua on 0447 871 584, or at jbutson@redcross.org.au

Happy Harmony Month – Introduction to Facilitative leadership

 As part of the City of Sydney Living in Harmony Festival you can take part in a free worksop to develop your skills in working effectively with our diverse community.

Introduction to Facilitative Leadership, Wednesday 18 April at Redfern Town Hall

 In this full-day workshop, you will learn skills for leading groups and events that elicit everyone’s participation and reach trustworthy and agreed results. The methods give you clear guidance for using them for different tasks, such as one-on-one interactions, designing, planning and evaluating projects, with your own teams or other organisations.

 Feel free to pass this on to your networks or anyone that would be interested to attend.

  When: Wednesday 18 April

Where: Redfern Town Hall73 Pitt Street, Redfern 

Time: 9.30am – 4.30 pm

Cost: Free

Bookings: Essential

 Bookings/Enquiries: Tahlia Trijbetz on 02 9288 5837 or TTrijbetz@cityofsydney.nsw.gov.auAccess: Wheelchair access to the venue, accessible toilets and a hearing loop are available.

Redfern NAB

       Tuesday the 8th of May

       Tuesday the 17th of July

       Tuesday the 11th of September

       Tuesday the 13th of November

The Housing Standards meetings for Redfern are held one hour before each NAB

Where:  Community Room, McKell Building, Redfern NSW 2010.Poet’s Corner shops in Morehead St 

 Time: 10.00 am – 12.00 pm

For more information contact Edith on 9698 9569, or at eolivares@the-factory.org.au or David on 9698 6558

Young Students and Housing Project – Research Help wanted

 Shelter NSW and YFoundations are conducting research into the impact of the housing needs of young people on low incomes not being met where they are from regional areas of New South Wales and are seeking to attend or are attending universities in Sydney.

 Specifically, the research wants to identify whether lack of affordable housing hampers these young people’s:

 • Decision to study at universities in Sydney.

• Choice of courses.

• Capacity to complete their studies.

 We would like to speak to/have email and on-line contact with:

 • Young people from regional areas for whom a lack of affordable accommodation in Sydney has had any of these impacts.

•  People working in housing, student welfare, careers advising in schools or any other work through which they have met young people in this situation.

 For more information contact Paul Van Reyk via pvanrey@optusnet.com.au

 Spanish Cultural Diversity Day – Part of the City of Sydney Living in Harmony Festival 2012  

 A family fiesta to display the diversity of Spanish Cultures; including all sorts of games for children, craft lessons, Spanish and Latin American music talks, dancing demonstrations. 

 Even a taste of Paella for early birds! 

 When: Saturday 21st April 2012 

Time: 12.30pm – 4.00pm

Where: Instituto Cervantes, 22-24 City Road Chippendale 

 Free entry

Tickets for the dance performances are available at the door

 First come, first served

To register for this event, please contact the Instituto Cervantes on 9274 9200 or by email on ic.sydney@cervantes.es.

Redfern ANZAC Day March and Commemorative Service 2012  

 Honouring  Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Servicemen and Servicewomen 

 When: Wednesday 25th April 2012 

Time: 12.45pm – Redfern Park War Memorial wreath laying ceremony

                  1pm – Proceed to the Redfern Community Centre

             1.30pm – Redfern Community Centre for commemorative ceremony and entertainment 

              4.30pm – Close

Family Fun @ Redfern Community Centre 

 Sausage Sizzle

Cupcake decorating for the kids

Face painting

Touch footy

When: Friday 27th April 2012 

Time: 2.30pm – 4.30pm

Where: Redfern Community Centre, 29-53 Hugo Street, Redfern  

Community Drug Forum – "ICE'

Inner Sydney Regional Council will be hosting a Community Drug Forum on Ice.

 There has been a resurgence in Ice (Meth Amphetamine) use in the inner city in recent months. Would you like to hear more about the effects of Ice on the user, the effects of Ice on the community, harm minimisation policies and services available to assist in the treatment of Ice addiction? The forum will consist of a panel discussion involving drug and alcohol workers, police and past Ice users.

When: Thursday 10th May 2012 

Time: 5pm - 7pm

Where: Redfern Town Hall 

To register for this event, please contact Char Jones on Char.Jones@innersydneyrcsd.org.au or phone 9698 7461.

Mix and Mingle Community Agency Expo

The Mix and Mingle expo is a great information sharing opportunity for NGO community services based in the Eastern Suburbs. So please come along and chat with your peers, share your ideas and challenges (and solutions!) and enjoy morning tea and an opportunity to hand out information.

When: Wednesday 9th May  2012 

Time: 9.30am-11am 

Where:  Meeting Room 2, Mill Hill Centre, 31-33 Spring Street, Bondi Junction

To RSVP (deadline April 24th) or for more information please contact Sin Mariani on 9387 2885 or email manager@echocentre.com.au

Waterloo NAB

•       Tuesday the 1st of May– Joint Services

•       Tuesday the 5th of June– Housing Standards

•       Tuesday the 3rd of July– Joint Services

•       Tuesday the 7th of August– Housing Standards

•       Tuesday the 4th of September– Joint Services

•       Tuesday the 2nd of October– Housing Standards

•       Tuesday the 13th of November– Joint Services

•       Tuesday the 4th of December– Housing Standards

Where: Neighbourhood Centre, Wellington St Shops in front of IGA

Time: 3.00 pm

 For more information contact Edith on 9698 9569, or at eolivares@the-factory.org.au

RedWatch Meeting

When: 1st Thursday of every month

Time: 6.00pm

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

 Thursday 3rd May 

Thursday 7th June 

Thursday 5th July 

Thursday 2nd August

Thursday 6th September

Thursday 4th October

Thursday 1st November 

Thursday 6th December  

 For more information contact Geoffrey on 8004 1490, or at mail@redwatch.org.au  

 2012 Healthy and Happy Cooking Shows  - Organised by Mabel Chang and friends

 Join Mabel's group and enjoy a delicious meal! 

 Where: Waterloo Neighbourhood Centre – IGA Shops in the corner of Wellington and George Street, Waterloo NSW 2017


Buddhist New Year 

When:Thursday 19/04/12

Time: 4pm-6pm


Cooking show

When: Thursday 03/05/12

Time: 10am-1pm

 Cooking show

When: Thursday 17/05/12

Time: 10am-1pm


Cook Community Garden 15th Year anniversary

When: Thursday 07/06/12

Time: 12 noon


Cooking show

When: Thursday 05/07/12

Time: 10am-1pm

 Cooking show

When: Thursday 19/07/12

Time: 10am-1pm


Cooking show

When: Thursday 02/08/12

Time: 10am-1pm

 Cooking show

When: Thursday 16/08/12

Time: 10am-1pm


Asian Moon Festival Celebration 

When: Thursday 20/09/12 

Time: 4pm–6pm

For more information contact Edith on 9698 9569, or at eolivares@the-factory.org.au 

Lord Mayor Forums in Redfern and Waterloo



Wednesday 6th June 2012 

Wednesday 31st October 2012

Time: 10.30am –11.30 am 

Where: The Redfern Centre 



Tuesday 24th April 2012 

Thursday 9th August 2012 

Time: 10.30am – 11.30am 

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

For more information contact Edith on 9698 9569, or at eolivares@the-factory.org.au

 Local Member Forums in Redfern and Waterloo

Redfern date and venue to confirm 


When: Friday 11th May 2012 

Time: 2 pm – 4.30pm 

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

 For more information contact Edith on 9698 9569, or at eolivares@the-factory.org.au

 Cycle Re-cycle Club 

When: Monday and Wednesday of every week  

Time: 5.00pm-8.30pm 

Where: at the Waterloo Recycle Workshop (WRW) on 1 Philip St, Waterloo NSW 2017 (across the car park area in the garage below the Turanga Building.                     

 For more information contact us on 9698 9569.

Waterloo Recycling Workshop 

When: Every Friday   

Time: 8.30am-12.30pm 

Where: at the Waterloo Recycle Workshop (WRW) on 1 Philip St, Waterloo NSW 2017 (across the car park area in the garage below the Turanga Building.

 For more information contact us on 9698 9569.

 A broad based campaign was started in January 2012 to get lifts installed at Redfern Station. It is supported by a wide range of organisations including business, the arts, the Aboriginal community, community services, resident groups and local political party branches. A key part of the “Lift Redfern” campaign is to get the appalling access at Redfern Station debated in the NSW Parliament with a 10,000 signature petition and to call on the “Minister of Transport to take immediate action to install lifts to Redfern Station platforms”.

To find out more or to access the petition you can contact Inner Sydney Regional Council or The Factory Community Centre. Lift Redfern can also be found on Facebook or at http://liftredfernstation.wordpress.com.

 Deadly Healthy Bubs Fun Day  

Come along to a family fun day to launch the latest parenting booklet for Aboriginal parents in the South East Sydney:

 Free activities include:

Face painting


Yarning circles

Singing and dancing


Live performances

When: Thursday 24th May 2012 

Time: 11am – 2pm 

Where: Maroubra Surf Life Club, Marine Parade, Maroubra

For more information contact the The Junction Neighbourhood Centre on Ph: 9349 8200 or ccbmaroubra@jnc.org.au

 RedWater markets- fingers crossed for good weather

TheRedWater Markets are held every 3rd Saturday of the month from 8am till 4pm using community spaces to bring community life into Redfern Park.

Themarket focus is (not exclusively) on sustainable goods, handmade, recycled or second hand, and is environmentally friendly. All monies raised from the stallholder-fees are injected back into the community supporting local environmental projects such as the Waterloo Recycling Workshop and the Cycle-Re-Cycle Club.

 TheFactory Community Centre held the RedWater Markets each month at Redfern Park as a community project within the Redfern / Waterloo area with the support of the City of Sydney, Clubs NSW and the Housing Communities Program (HCP) funded by Housing NSW.

 Products that you can find in the markets are:

Second-hand clothes, books, recycled goods, flowers/plants, food, hand-made goods, community groups and others.

Redwater Markets

 Dates: 3rd Saturday of the month

Address: Redfern Park, Corner of Chalmers & Redfern St.

Time: 8.00am - 4.00pm

 Next market: 21st of April   -  This month Great Buckingham Street Project Exhibition 

Online Information:

Stall enquires:

Discounts on rates may be available for commercial stallholders and those who are raising funds for registered/constituted groups and charities, which benefit the local community. For more information please contact Edith Olivares, HCP Community Development Worker.

 Mob: 0434 197 527

Ph: 02 9698 9569

Or email us at: redwatermarkets@live.com.au

 Important: please note that these dates are given to the Factory Community Centre by different organisations. Scheduled dates, times and locations may change by individual agencies, please remember to confirm details.  

The Factory Community Centre

67 Raglan St Waterloo 2017
Ph: 9698 9569  Fax: 9310 4141

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