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Walk to Petersham (30 June 2020)

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Today's walk through Petersham via White's Creek to coffee and spinach roll at Gloria's in Petersham.




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Plotting June 2020 COVID-19 Lockdown Walks
Parramatta Road Urban Improvements from 6 July 2020 Traffic Committee Agenda
6.    Catherine Street (refer to plan no. 3010-1F-TCP-001)The proposal includes the following:·    Central median between Redmond Street and Albion Street to provide protection for cyclists utilising the cycle link between these streets;·    Conversion of a short section of existing angle parking to parallel parking;·    Kerb extensions to improve pedestrian safety, increase amenity and calm traffic; and·    Landscaping and public domain upgrades.
4.    Crystal Street (refer to plan no. 3010-1D-TCP-001 sheets 1 and 2)The proposal includes the following:·    Shared path and signalised cycle crossing connecting Margaret Street and Elswick Street; and·    Landscaping and public domain upgrades.



Leichhardt Walks 23, 26, 27 June 2020

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Walk to Leichhardt 23 June
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Walk to Leichhardt (26 June 2020)

Showing #Solidarity4HDPfromAustralia more athttps://www.greenleft.org.au/content/turkey-more-elected-kurdish-mps-and-mayors-removed-office-and-jailed
Walk to Hawthorne Canal & Dinner in Norton Street (27 June 2020)

Route of walks

Precinct 75

Precinct 75 Marrickville Local Environmental Plan 2011 (Amendment No 18)
under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 Published LW 18 June 2020 (2020 No 268) https://www.legislation.nsw.gov.au/EPIs/2020-268.pdf
(6) The development control plan must provide for all of the following— (a) design principles drawn from an analysis of the site and its context,
(b)buildings to be retained in, and incorporated into, any future mixed use development,
(c) distribution of land uses, including open space (its function and landscaping),
(d) building envelopes and built form controls, including specified building storeys, and bulk, massing and modulation of buildings,
(e) housing mixes, including affordable and adaptable housing,
(f) vehicle access arrangements,
(g) encouraging sustainable transport, including increased use of public transport, walking and cycling, and appropriate car parking provision,
(h)improvements to the public domain,

(i) the application of the principles of ecologically s…

Possum and Kangaroo Skin Cloaks

"Last night Clr Pauline Lockie brought a motion to council which included the possible banning of the sale of fur. The Motion was modified to acknowledge Traditional Uses of Fur.

As a councillor sought explanation about the Traditional uses of fur in Australia, I had the opportunity to speak about Professor Larissa Behrehnt's exhibition "Sorry for your Loss" at Boomalli Aboriginal Art Gallery in 2018. I bought a Possum Skin keyring at the exhibition.
The 2018 exhibition was opened with "the Welcome to Country and deeply heartfelt words by Donna Ingram. Donna had participated in the possum cloak making week and shared her warmth and support to the project.".... https://www.uts.edu.au/research-and-teaching/our-research/jumbunna-institute-indigenous-education-and-research/jumbunna-news-and-events/news/sorry-your-loss-launch

Possum and Kangaroo Cloaks are now also a familiar site in Federal Parliament.
2019: "It was Wyatt, wearing his traditional Nyoongar ka…

Streetscape Operations Service Reve (Inner West Council Meeting at Leichhardt) 25 June 2019

C0619(2) Item 3  Streetscape Operations - Service ReviewMotion: (Passas/Macri)1.   Adopt a service standard for street sweeping of seven days per week for mainstreets;2.   Retain the existing service standard for street sweeping of a 40 working day cycle for residential streets;3.   Adopt option 4 – extending a full verge mowing service in the former Ashfield LGA and rescind the Mowing of Verges Policy of the former Ashfield Council;4.   Adopt a service standard for verge maintenance of a 20 working day cycle from November to March and a 40 day working cycle from April to October;5.Develop an Inner West Street Gardens Policy, allowing residents to plant and maintain the verge in front of their property; and6.Have available an on-call verge maintenance hotspot crew, during each season, should there be unseasonably warm weather which necessitates additional maintenance. Motion CarriedFor Motion:                 Crs Byrne, Drury, Iskandar, Lockie, Macri, McKen…

'17 Norton Street Ashfield'

The attachment to the council report says that the property was listed as part of 9 Victoria Street until 10 March 2009 , at which time the Valuer General advised "the lot had been identified as a residual lot from the original subdivision and the legal owner was the Estate of the Late Charles Clarence Gale."
The parcel of land of approximately 28m2 is on Norton Street located between 9 Victoria Street and 19 Norton Street. There is an existing right of way to the rear of 1-7 Victoria Road.
Google Maps also shows a property with the same number - 15-17 Norton Street Ashfield on the other side of Victoria Street.
https://www.google.com/maps/@-33.890819,151.1292776,235m/data=!3m1!1e3


https://maps.six.nsw.gov.au/  lists 15-17 Norton Street as 15 only, and the vacant lot as 17:

Searches of Trove and Sydney Morning Herald Archives revealed:
A sales map dated 1902 showing a laneway. Map athttps://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-230082001/view
Probate was granted October 1958: "Probate granted b…

Ashfield and Marrickville Special Rate Variations

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INNER WEST LOCAL COUNCIL SPECIAL RATE VARIATIONS APPROVED
19 May 2015
The Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) has approved applications from Ashfield and Marrickville councils to increase general income by more than the rate peg amount of 2.4% from 1 July 2015.

Ashfield Council applied for 4 consecutive increases of 7.5% in 2015-16, 8.2% in 2016-17, 8.9% in 2017-18 and 9.3% in 2018-19, all including the annual rate peg, to be retained permanently in its rates base.

Marrickville Council applied for a permanent increase of 5.4% from 1 July 2015, including the rate peg.

In approving the councils’ applications, IPART has imposed conditions requiring that the additional income be used for the purposes outlined in the applications, and that the councils report to their communities in their annual reports each year until 2024-25 on the outcomes achieved.

Source:Media Release

Ashfield Council Expenditures to be funded from the special
variation above the rate peg
Table A.1 and Table A.…