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Sydney Green Grid (central district) - Army Land at 140 Hawthorne Pde, Haberfield

  source: Sydney Green Grid (central district)  "Known as the Sydney Green Grid, it is an integral part of the Greater Sydney Region and District Plans. Underpinning Greener Places, the draft green infrastructure policy, the Green Grid promotes sustainable development while maximising quality of life and wellbeing." - Creek from Ashfield Park to Long Cove Creek (Hawthorne Canal) runs through the site making it perfect for a wetland to filter out pollutants including excess nutrients and to reduce runoff. See Map at

36th Batallion at the Army Land Haberfield

"36th Battalion (The St. George English Rifle Regiment): Haberfield" - " The 36 th  Battalion, “Carmichael’s Thousand : In 1915, the New South Wales Minister for Public Information and member for Leichhardt Campbell Carmichael ran a recruiting drive which resulted in the formation of the 9th Brigade comprising the 33 rd , 34 th , 35 th and 36 th Battalions." ... St George's English Rifle Regiment:The 36th Battalion was raised again in 1921, as a part-time Citizens Force unit, with its Boer war name of St George's English Rifle Regiment." ... " Cecil Sydney SMITH  was a 23 year old Plasterer from Haberfield in NSW when he signed his AIF Enlistment Form on the 14th of December 1915. He was a member of the ‘Haberfield Rifle Club’ " -