In another win for the community campaign to save The Alexandria Hotel, the owner developer has discontinued his appeal in the Land and Environment Court against the City of Sydney’s interim heritage order which stopped the impending demolition of the hotel to build 28 apartments and ground-floor commercial premises.Read more
Greens MP for Newtown Jenny Leong arranged for the Minister for Heritage to attend a tour of Austalian Heritage Park (ATP) in January 2016, with a number of historians and community representatives. With the sale of ATP to Mirvac, the management of the wealth of cultural, innovation and transport heritage at Australian Technology Park and surrounds is more urgent than ever.Read more
Greens Member for Newtown Jenny Leong has expressed disgust at the Government’s decision to forge ahead with the privatisation of the Australian Technology Park and Eveleigh Railyards site despite their important public and heritage value.
The Local Member has vowed to continue to work with the community to ensure that public access to the sites is not lost and that the living heritage and specialisation in innovation is maintained.
“This publically owned space should not be seen as a cash-cow for developers. We’ve seen this behaviour from successive NSW Governments, selling off valuable public assets with benefits going to their developer mates.
“This is an irreplaceable part of the historic fabric of Sydney’s inner city. Once it’s taken out of public hands we’ll lose it forever.
“It’s distressing to think that this innovation hub and heritage site could soon be branded with big, flashy ‘Comm Bank’ logos.
The Greens are committed to do everything possible to protect the Australian Technology Park and Eveleigh Carriageworks precinct. We recognise the importance of these sites and the need to preserve our heritage, living history, innovation and inner-city green space.
We’re standing with community groups like REDWatch, the Alexandria Residents Action Group, and the Friends of Erskineville to show our opposition to the privatisation of these valuable public assets.Read more
The City of Sydney has listed the Development Application to demolish the Alexandria Hotel as 'deemed refused'. We understand that the developer is appealing to the Land and Environment Court. You can read our submission to the council here.
Local activists with the Alexandria Residents Action Group and other community organisations are pushing for the Alexandria Hotel to be protected with an Interim Heritage Order. We will keep you updated with any new information.
Greens Candidate for Newtown Jenny Leong and Greens NSW MP David Shoebridge have submitted an expression of interest to UrbanGrowth NSW on the Australian Technology Park. The submission was made on behalf of the people of NSW.Read more
Earlier today the Greens announced their intention to submit an expression of interest to UrbanGrowth NSW for the Australian Technology Park (ATP) site to keep it in public hands. The NSW Baird Government has called for expressions of interests with the intention of selling off the publicly owned Australian Technology Park.Read more