PRECINCT NEWS

JUNE 2015

 

VIVID SYDNEY

  

May 22 - June 8: Walsh Bay Precinct joined the Vivid Light Show.
As always the Precinct enjoyed the buzz of excited festival goers throughout the three weeks.
Weekdays were a popular way to enjoy vivid and avoid some of the crowds.
Festival goers revelled in Walsh Bay with a meal, then an easy walk under the Harbour Bridge and through the rocks before returning to Walsh Bay to finish with a drink before heading home - All too Easy !!!

 
 

SYDNEY WRITERS FESTIVAL
It's Thinking Season




Sydney Writers Festival was another resounding Success.  The Walsh Bay Arts Precinct was transformed into a world class festival venue with in excess of 50,000 literary enthusiasts enjoying 4 days of lectures, readings, presentations, interviews and entertainment.  Not even the rain could dampen the atmosphere.
 
            

BARANGAROO
HEADLAND PARK

The Making of Barangaroo: View "The Making of Barangaroo" (video)
With the opening of Barangaroo Point Reserve in July 2015, you are invited to view the documentary The Making of Barangaroo. Commissioned by the Barangaroo Delivery Authority, this 27-minute film explores the site's history, from project inception, through to precinct development.
The Making of Barangaroo is told through interviews with people key to bringing Barangaroo into being, from designers and project teams to politicians and members of the public.
We hope you enjoy the documentary and share it with all those who are interested in the story of the creation of Sydney's newest place.
To view
Click the image above to watch the documentary in full (27 minutes) via the video gallery at www.barangaroo.com

Pier One Sydney Harbour

The Gantry Wine Dinner Series: Pier One have a fantastic new concept and they would love to share it with the residents of Walsh Bay.
The Gantry Restaurant has launched a monthly series of wine dinners where we focus on the very best produce and wines from regional NSW.
The next Wine Dinner Series is next Wednesday, 24 June
It is $130 per person.
'Celebrate the collaboration between
The Gantry and Black Star Pastry
as they take you on a journey through
their favourite region,
Orange, New South Wales.'
Pier One are happy to offer this to our local residence for $99 each. (The 20% off local keyring offer isn’t valid for this dinner).
Please Contact Beau, the Marketing and Communications Manager directly by Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to book and take advantage of this generous offer.
Click Here for More Information 

YOGA

Sunrise Yoga at Pier One: Zac and Charlie have taken over the Sunrise Yoga at Pier One.  They would like to offer Walsh Bay Residents their first class free.
Tuesday 7-8am
Wednesday 6-7am
Saturday 7-8am
All the information and contact details are  at www.ashayogasydney.com.  

Local Hero (OAM)

Evangaline Galettis: Walsh Bay is full of heroes, and one has recently been acknowledged by the Australian Government.  On  Wednesday 29th April  2015,  Evangeline Galettis a Walsh Bay resident, was awarded the Order of Australia Medal (OAM) in a ceremony at Government House.  Evangeline was awarded the OAM for fulfilling her passion for lifelong education, archivist, historian and  community volunteer for St Catherine’s.
The Walsh Bay Community is proud to acknowledge such an achievement.

TOASTMASTERS

Arrives at 'Pier 8': Communication and leadership skills are important in both the workplace and in the community.
Toastmasters is a 'Not for Profit' organisation.  It offers a program that gives people the opportunity to:
•    Improve self-confidence
•    Improve communication skills
•    Enhance leadership skills
We invite Walsh Bay residents to visit Yahoo7 @ The Pier Toastmasters.
•    Venue:    The Cafe area, Pier 8/9, 23 Hickson Road, Millers Point
•    Dates:        1st and 3rd Thursday each month
•    Time:        5PM to 6PM
More information?
Contact Phil Reed:
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
or visit the website: toastmasters.org

Wentworth Travel

COMING SOON: Wentworth Travel, established for 30 years in Woollahra, is opening it’s second office in Walsh Bay. 
From the 29th of June, they will be at 16 Hickson Road to personalise and create your travel experiences – cruises, lifestyle travel, private tours and more. 
 Visit www.wentworthtravel.com.au or, better still, come and meet us for a coffee. 
Wentworth Travel is a Virtuoso Agency – Specialists in the art of travel. 

Afternoon Tea

Saturday 20 June 2.00pm to 4.00pm:The Community Working Party is having an
AfternoonTea
On SATURDAY 20 JUNE
2.00 PM TO 4.00 PM at
The Harry Jensen Community Centre, Argyle Street.  
Bring the family.  Drop in for a Chat. A great opportunity to get together.  So join with your neighbours for a cup of tea or coffee and a cake or 2.
Click HERE to download the flyer.

LIGHT RAIL

WORK HAS COMMENCED: The NSW Minister for Transport and Infrastructure, the Hon Andrew Constance, has released the detailed construction schedule for the CBD and South East Light Rail project.
Work on the 12-kilometre route will be staged across 31 construction zones with no one zone affected for the entire period.
The key major construction dates include:
•             September 2015 - construction access for Moore Park West Corridor
•             October 2015 - CBD works start
•             January 2016 - start of Randwick branch
•             February 2016 - start of Kingsford branch
•             August 2016 - start of work in Surry Hills
•             September 2016 - release of the first pedestrianized zone in George St
•             May 17 - completion of final pedestrian zone block in George St
•             September 2017 - start of the final work zone along the route (Elizabeth St to Chalmers St)
•             September 2017 - arrival of Light Rail Vehicles 
•             April 2018 - completion of major civil construction; ongoing works continue to finalise the installation of electronic systems and construction of platforms
•             June 2018 - testing commences 
 The full construction program is available on Transport for NSW’s website at sydneylightrail.com.au. The project is on schedule to be delivered ahead of its original forecast and will be up and running in early 2019.
For further information please visit the Sydney Light Rail website at sydneylightrail.com.au or follow the project on Facebook facebook.com/sydneylightrailproject.

SMH Half Marathon

12,000 reasons to THANK YOU: The race is done.  Amanda extends a huge THANKS for the support of the local Walsh Bay Community helping her to raise $12,000 for Young Australian Caner Research and motivating her to new Personal Best for the distance of 1hr 54 mins.  Inside the 2hour goal set for herself.  So happy she almost didn't mind the blisters.

Amanda's next challenge is supporting all the other amazing athletes running for a good cause in the Blackmores Half Marathon.  Show your support by visiting her Can Too Page HERE

Harry Jensen Centre

Abraham Mott Hall

Community Interests: Due to the changing demographic of the area, The City of Sydney Council are considering new programs for the Harry Jensen Centre and the Abraham Mott Hall.  The Council is approaching Walsh Bay residents and other stakeholders to determine if there are any specific interests that they can cater for.
They are open to any suggestions.  If you are interested in proposing programs or activities please contact Serena Owen by email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone 9246 7783.

Moorings

Manage Meant: Have taken over the management contract for the moorings in Walsh Bay.  Boat owners can now be confident that the moorings will receive the same attention to detail that the rest of Walsh Bay enjoys.  
Any enquiries should be directed to Adam Glover on 0400 626 424 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

SEAWALL

NEW MANAGEMENT: Sash Alexander is the new owner and operator of Seawall Bar and Restaurant with a refreshed menu to providing better value and Seawall will be open for breakfast on weekends.
Sash is keen to get to know the locals, he has invited Residents to drop in and check out the new menu and pick up a "Members Rewards Card" that entitles you to 10% discount on your bills.

WEBSITE

Upgrade: To keep up with the changing way people access websites with mobile devices and tablets, the website is getting an upgrade.  This provides an opportunity to tweak the content or functionality.
If you have any ideas or there is any information you want included on the Website, please contact the Precinct Manager by email:
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We have also registered a couple of new Domains so as well as walshbay.com.au you can now also find us at www.walshbay.sydney and www.walshbay2000.sydney.  All domains are directed to the Walsh Bay Precinct Website.

Hero of Waterloo

Battle of Waterloo - 200 Year Anniversary: 18th June marked the 200th Anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo.  The Hero of Waterloo celebrated in style.  The Hero invited a number of locals as well as dignitaries including the Governor of NSW.

Sunrise was there to cover the evening.
Click HERE to see the Sunrise clip - "Australia's most haunted pub".

ARTS HUB

Walsh Bay Arts Precinct: The NSW government has approved a multimillion-dollar plan to transform Walsh Bay into a world-class arts precinct.
The $139 million revamp aims to turn the waterfront between the Harbour Bridge and Barangaroo into a cultural hub for international festivals and events.
Click the photo above for more information.

Walsh Bay Arts and Commerce

Representing Business and the Arts  Visit the Walsh Bay Arts and Commerce Website.  Benefits for members.  
CLICK HERE to find out how to get involved.
Workers in Walsh Bay say "This is the best place I have ever worked - So beautiful, relaxed, everybody says hello and the best range of affordable waterfront lunch options"

FREE WIFI

High Speed: Boardwalks in Walsh Bay enjoy FREE high speed Wifi.
Come down enjoy a coffee and 'Surf the Net' on the foreshore of Sydney Harbour.
Answer your emails while you indulge in some of Sydney's best waterfront restaurants.  Not better place to do business while enjoying the great Sydney Lunchtime Lifestyle.

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