PRECINCT NEWS

JUNE 2014

 

FREE WIFI
THE NEXT STEP IN HISTORY

Historic Walsh Bay Turns On FREE WIFI: The public areas of Walsh Bay are now serviced by FREE WIFI.  Customers and visitors to Walsh Bay can easily log onto the FREE WIFI and enjoy fast internet access.  FREE WIFI covers the boardwalks and Hickson Road.  Make the most of your coffee or lunch break by logging in at one of our cafes, or just get the most out of the Walsh Bay App without blowing your own data usage.  Downlowd the Walsh Bay App at iTunes today.

FREE WIFI keeps Walsh Bay at the forefront of progress.  Since it original development in 1901 with the introduction of a concrete sea wall and innovative wharfing system, Walsh Bay has thrived on innovation and leading edge development.  Adaptive re-use of the piers into rehearsal and performance space for the arts world lead into the redevelopment of state of the art waterfront apartments and Walsh Bay has become home to industry leading businesses.  One of the largest Solar Installations in the Southern Hemisphere and a Rain Water Harvesting System are further examples of the role Walsh Bay is taking in  embracing progress.

The Precinct Association is proud to announce the next stage of Walsh Bay's history with the introduction of FREE WIFI, ensuring Walsh Bay remains a leader in innovation, proving innovation and progress can exist while embracing the steep history of Sydney's waterfront heritage.
 
 
         

NEW PRECINCT OFFICE

The Precinct Office has Moved to bigger and better premises at 18 Hickson Road.  Opposite the Pedestrian Crossing next to the ATM.

The new office provides a high quality professional image in keeping with the rest of the Precinct with an attractive reception area and a meeting room.  Building Managers and the Cleaning Managers are also located in one convenient place.  The new offices have improved the efficiency and quality of service provided to residents, businesses and visitors in the precinct.

SYDNEY WRITERS FESTIVAL

May 2014: Sydney Writers festival reported the "The Best Festival Ever!" again this year.  It seems no matter how good it gets the organisers of the Festival always find a way to improve.  
With amazing sets inspired by Stratford upon-Avon (the birthplace of Shakespeare) and the engaging content, Festival goers were emerged in a world of literary bliss.  We can't wait to see what they come up with next year.
Overlapping with Vivid this year Festival goers were encouraged to stay around into the evening and enjoy the light show.  

DELAQUA

Walsh Bay Residents June Special:
20% off any waxing service
Free Moisture & Vitality Hair Treatment with every Shampoo Cut & Blowdry

ATYP
ANNUAL APPEAL 2014

SUPPORT THE SCHOLARSHIP FUND: ATYP is well known for the extraordinary young people that have been supported as young participants and gone on to be household names.  People like our Ambassadors Baz Luhrmann, Rose Byrne and Rebel Wilson.  But we are not just about fostering artistic excellence.  We passionately believe all Australians have a right to be a part of their national youth theatre company.

This year our fundraising priority is the Scholarship Fund.  ATYP is committed to ensuring 10% of all our workshop places are made available to young people aged 6 to 16, who are  experiencing financial and geographic disadvantage. Scholarships are means-tested and awarded to those in need.  But each year demand exceeds supply.

CLICK [HERE] for more details and to DONATE

WALSH BAY ARTS FESTIVAL

SUNDAY 7TH DECEMBER 2014: Walsh Bay Arts and Commerce have secured funding for the inaugural Walsh Bay Arts Festival.
Ignited from the previous Sydney Theatre Open Day, The Festival has been expanded to include all Arts organisations in Walsh Bay.  Creating a fantastic afternoon for families to explore the creative Precinct of Walsh Bay, featuring behind the scenes tours and flash mob style performances.
Sponsorship and a commercial flavour has been added to ensure this festival becomes sustainable into the future.  Dubbed "Sparkling Sydney" the evening will feature as the only Festival in Sydney to provide a showcase for Sparkling wines, with the best producers in the Country on show.
Put this date in your Diary now as it is one you will not want to miss.

Sydney Theatre

The Effect by Lucy Prebble: Showing at the Wharf 1 Theatre, Pier 4/5 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay from 10 July to 16 August.
The Effect premiered to great acclaim at London’s National Theatre in late 2012 winning the UK Critic’s Circle Award for Best New Play for young playwright Lucy Prebble, author of the West End hit Enron and TV’s Secret Diary of a Call Girl.  The Effect is “an astonishingly rich and rewarding play, as intelligent as it is richly felt” wrote the UK’s Daily Telegraph, with the Evening Standard concurring: “The Effect confirms her (Prebble) as one of the most intelligent voices in British theatre”.

Visit sydneytheatre.com.au to for full details of Whats On and to Book Tickets to their shows.

Aboriginal Art Sale and Concert

Song Company: It is with great pleasure that The Song Company partners with Ars Musica to present an Aboriginal Art Sale & Concert in Glebe Town Hall on June 28th, 2014. Art Sale doors will open at 2.00pm and concert beginning at 3.00pm.  Tickets to the performance will be $25 and entry to the Art Sale free. For more information and tickets click [HERE]

Vivid Sydney

23 May - 9 June: Walsh Bay features with a range of passive and interactive light installations.  This year the installations at Walsh Bay are connected by a seamless trail of installations  around the waterfront under the Harbour Bridge into the buzz of Circular Quay.
Organisation of this years event is much improved with well considered traffic management, extra cleaning and public toilets.
Visit vividsydney.com for all the details.  Click [HERE] for up to date traffic and public transport info.

New Arrival
BITTER & TWISTED

Stonehouse at Towns Place: Bitter and Twisted owner and operator Vic Altiok has been a local resident for 15 years in the Northern CBD. He has cultivated a very friendly and welcoming cafe experience catering for fellow residents every day for 15 years. 
The name Bitter and Twisted comes from Vic's signature coffee blend which has a devilishly tasty bite and the Twist is from the menu and service being above the standard cookie cut cafe experience.  
Vic is always on deck and loves putting his heart and sole into his business ventures.  Vic takes on the Sandstone Cottage as his new passion project and looks forward to becoming a part of the Walsh Bay community as much as he was in loved in the Observatory Tower and surrounding Kent Street Village area.
Come in and say hi to Vic mention that you read here in the Newsletter and receive his grand opening special card entitling you to try some of his tasty coffee and service with his compliments to his new neighbours.

CAN TOO FUNDRAISING

AMANDA AND JANE: We had such amazing support from the Walsh Bay community, not only from SeaWall for providing the venue and a dinner for two but also our other prizes donated - Blue Chip Boating for a beautiful harbour cruise, Jeff Downes coaching, a Pier 8 voucher and a Bar Cycle jersey. It was great to see our other major prize donation from The Corner Studio was won by Helen and Vaughn from the Pier, and the lovely Hana Walsh won the Passionflower consultation. It was a fabulous afternoon of fine food and cocktails with the orange Can Too arm bands acting as drinks vouchers! 
All in all we raised over $2,500 for Can Too and young Australian researchers. It is remarkable to think that this year alone Can Too has raised enough money to fund 7 researchers across all fields of Cancer research and we helped! Can Too has now raised over $13M since it commenced thanks to people like our community in Walsh Bay.
Jane and I have finished our training and our goal event was on May 18th. I’ll went down to the Great Ocean Road to run 23 kms - another great success!
I can only say that Our Walsh Bay community are truly remarkable in their support!

ABORIGINAL & CONTEMPORARY ART
FINAL 5 DAY LONG-WEEKEND SALE 
12 NOON - 6PM
Thursday 5th to Monday 9th June

Shop 6, 16 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay: Over 100 beautiful original pieces of Aboriginal and other contemporary Australian art including some extra large pieces with serious WOW factor 
Run by local resident, Ruth Colagiuri with works by Pier 6/7 resident and neo-surrealist, Carol Dance;  Balmain industrial and urban landscapist, Suzy King, plus a large selection of pieces from the Kate Owen Gallery and Ruth’s private collection.
Aboriginal artists include Betty Club Mbitjana, Judy Watson, Abe Loy Kemarre, Margaret Scobie, Josie Petrick, Gloria and Kathleen Petyarre,  Michael Nelson Tjakamarra,  Arone Meeks, Shorty Jangala and more. 
10-30% OFF SELECTED ITEMS

COS Council

11th, 12th 13th June: Talks, BBQs, Workshops, Pool and Entertainment!
Venues: Harry Jensen Centre, KGV Recreational Centre, Customs House.
Click [HERE] to download the brochure with the full details.

Walsh Bay Website

Regular Updates: The Precinct Website is the best way to keep up with what is happening in and around the Precinct.  There is also a list of Handy Contacts.

FREE WIFI

PUBLIC AREAS: The Boardwalk and Hickson Road in Walsh Bay are now covered by Free Wifi.  
No Password - Login and Enjoy.
Also download the Walsh Bay App to make them oat of you visit.

BARANGAROO

MAY UPDATES: Click on the following links for the latest May Updates.  
The BDA have commenced a EOI for potential uses and a developer for Barangaroo Central.

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