Showing posts from June, 2019

Opening of the St Peters Community Recycling Centre

Ofcourse I took  along my own bucket of items for recyling and now have the honour of being the first depositer of batteries and light globes - as it happens an incandescent, a fluoro and some LEDs.

This is the second Inner West Council Recycling Centre, the other is at Leichhardt.

Community Recycling Centres Residents can drop off their household problem waste at two Community Recycling Centres in the Inner West.
Community Recycling Centre in Leichhardt Address:50 - 54 Moore Street, Leichhardt
Opening Hours: Wednesday 7:00am – 1:00pm, Saturday and Sunday 7:45am to 11:30am, 1:00pm to 3:45pm
Community Recycling Centre in St Peters Address:15-17 Unwins Bridge Road, St Peters (entry at rear, through Bolton Street) Opening Hours: Saturday and Sunday 8:00am – 1:00pm

For more information about what you can drop off and what happens to these things after you deposit them see

A regular weekend at the Annandale Community Centre

Made it to the Loaded Dog Folk Club on Saturday night and the Open Inner West Cullinary Tales with Saida on Sunday morning in the back hall.

Learned how to chop parsley, mint, spring onions and tomato finely and which burghul to use and how to soak it for tabouleh.

Then best of all, we got to sit down and eat what we had helped prepare.
On Saturday night, there was also an 18th Birthday in the upstairs hall and on Sunday morning there was a young crew making a film.

The Community Centre has such great popular spaces with lots of activities throughout the week and venues to hire for your event.

History of the Centre and activities (some may be out of date) at

Information about current activities and hiring the venue is at

ALGA NGA 2019 - Awards and Networking


ALGA NGA 2019 - Recycling Challenges, Organics Processing, Recycling Tyres & Solar

The National Waste Recycling Industry Council (NWRIC) attended the Australian Local Government Association’s National General Assembly in Canberra to promote a shared approach to build a resilient resource recovery sector and a circular economy....

Need markets for recyclates.

Awaba landfill expansionWork has started at Awaba to expand Council’s only landfill because at current filling rates, the facility will be full within three years. The expansion project will increase landfill space of the site by two-and-a-half-million tonnes and extend the lifespan of the facility by an estimated 20 years.
The expansion involves:

the construction of two additional excavated landfill cellsthe continual placement of waste over the active landfill areathe construction of a pipeline between the facility and Hunter Water Corporation's Waste Water Pump Station at Rathmin…

ALGA NGA 2019 - First Languages Australia

First Languages Australia ‘The living voices of our past giving strength to our future.’

First Languages Australia is working toward a future where Aboriginal language communities and Torres Strait Islander language communities have full command of their languages and can use them as much as they wish to.

First Languages Australia was founded in 2013 to support the achievement of the above goal.

The organisation's role can be summarised through three key functions:


Listen to Robert McLellan from First Languages Australia on the importance of Aboriginal languages 20/06/2019 on Radio Skid Row

ALGA NGA 2019 - AURIN Data & Mapping

Another of the Stalls at the ALGA Trade Show was the AURIN Stand.

"AURIN data includes:
Demographics and Social IndicatorsEconomic Activity and ProductivityUrban Design and Urban FormHousingHealth and LivabilityInfrastructure and Transport" -
Percentage of Population who volunteer through an organisation (2016)  Population Density (2016)  Access to Public Transport (2014 data)