Mark Ely, president of the Newtown Business Precinct Association (NPBA) and the threats posed by the planned WestConnex motorway.
The Trading Circle in Summer Hill supports income-generating projects, micro enterprises and community cooperatives to help women in dire need in Asia, South America and Africa.
MARRICKVILLE: What do you do with a broken toaster? Or with a bike when the wheel runs out of true? Toss it? No way! The Bower Reuse and Repair Centre has opened Australia’s first Repair Café.
REDFERN: Marie is a familiar and friendly face at clothing outlet Labels On Sale in Redfern Street (on the corner of Regent Street). Louisa Dyce caught up with…
NEWTOWN: The market in Newtown Square known for selling a range of clothes, crafts and vintage items, is under threat of closure. The Newtown Community Markets have existed since 2011 when Marrickville Council issued a permit for up to 70 stalls. The development application for the markets was to be renewed this year but on August 16 an email was sent to the Newtown Neighbourhood Centre, which runs the markets, notifying that the markets would be closed down.
REDFERN: After more than 20 years, the family-run business known as Kozma’s Convenience Store in George Street is closing. The community is sad to farewell the Sleiman family – George and Rania, and their children Samara (4) and Tony (1), as well as George’s sister Christine and parents Samira and Tony. Kozma’s has provided fresh fruit and veggies, and essential grocery items, seven days a week, from 7.30am to 9.30pm. It has always been a friendly place.
WATERLOO: The Aboriginal Employment Strategy Ltd (AES) has relocated its Central Sydney office from Glebe to Waterloo. The new office was opened by the Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, Victor Dominello, on October 19.
Waterloo’s Factory Community Centre was declared Community and Social Services category winner of the 2012 Sydney Business Awards early last month.
REDFERN: The much-anticipated new venue for the Returned Servicemen’s League (RSL) sub-branch has opened at 157 Redfern Street (opposite Redfern Station). The establishment will be known simply as Club Redfern, and occupy the second floor of the Deicota Tower, a 19-storey development which includes office space and retail as well as 84 apartments with five levels of underground parking.
October 15 was International White Cane Day.