PRECINCT NEWS

OCTOBER 2015

 


 

WALSH BAY
ARTS TABLE

Tuesday 10 November: Making the most of the unique Pier 2/3 Apron, Walsh Bay Arts and Commerce invites you to enjoy an amazing 5-course degustation meal generously donated by the restaurants of Walsh Bay.  This incredible outdoor location provides for a unique dining experience where you feel like you are under the Harbour Bridge.
This years event is to the benefit of Gondwana Choirs, with all profit being donated towards the development of the arts and cultural activities of Gondwana Choirs.
Your experience will be further enhanced by breathtaking performances from the Australian Children's Choir.  The majestic HMB Endeavour will be alongside the Pier and you will be able to board her after the performances, another rare opportunity to add to the evening. 
The Arts Table is a great opportunity for the whole Walsh Bay Community to support local Arts organisations and come together to enjoy an amazing 5-course degustation meal provided by Walsh Bay's finest restaurants, on the apron of Pier 2/3.
Get a group together for dinner, and enjoy some of Walsh Bay's finest food in Sydney's most amazing location, with the Harbour Bridge in the Background and the Tall Ship HMB Endeavour alongside the wharf you will be entertained by the Sydney Children's Chior, making this a truly magical evening not to be missed.
 

Transfield's Art Manager, Stephen Bradley with some of the works that will be included in the auction.

Transfield
Art Auction

Thursday 22 and Friday 23 October
Pier 8/9
from 11am-3pm:
The Transfield Art Collection is one of the major private collections of contemporary art in Australia, not necessarily in value - although it does contain pieces of significance - but more because it illustrates the journey of Transfield’s founder, Franco Belgiorno-Nettis, now continued by his sons Luca and Guido.

From the outset Franco Belgiorno-Nettis' vision for the arts in Australia was ahead of its time. After founding Transfield in 1956 he initiated the Transfield Art Prize in 1961, in its day the most expensive acquisitive contemporary art prize in Australia. 'The Transfield' ran for 10 years and includes in its list of winners Jon Molvig, Roger Kemp, Ron Robertson-Swann and Fred Williams - relative unknowns at the time. Then, in 1973, with the support of the Federal and NSW governments and the City of Sydney, Transfield founded the Biennale of Sydney.

Transfield no longer has enough space in its offices for the many works it has acquired in its sixty year history, so the company’s Managing Directors, Luca and Guido Belgiorno-Nettis have tasked Transfield’s Art Manager, Stephen Bradley with arranging over a hundred works, which are being offered to the public in a silent auction. The diverse selection includes limited edition prints, oils and watercolours.

The auction will take place in Transfield’s reception on Pier 8/9 over two days, Thursday 22 and Friday 23rd October, 11am to 3pm.

Thank You

Reverend Ian Porter: completed on time and unscathed his epic 1025km ride from Melbourne to Sydney in aid of the Mission to Seafarers at 24 Hickson Road.
He would like to thank all those who supported with a special thanks to Theo and Antonia from Zupano for their enthusiastic and generous support.  
Donations are still coming in, but more than $15,000 has already been raised towards the purchase of a new bus for the transport of seafarers between Port Botany and the Mission Centre!
Its never too late to donate -
CLICK HERE to download the flyer to make your donation.

Sydney Theatre

ORLANDO: Following recent celebrated performances in The Present and Children of the Sun, Jacqueline McKenzie is back at Sydney Theatre Company (STC) for the whimsical, magical tale of time and transformation, Orlando, Sarah Ruhl’s adaptation of Virginia Woolf’s 1928 novel. The wild ride spanning more than 300 years also features John Gaden, Matthew Backer, Luisa Hastings Edge, Garth Holcombe, and Anthony Taufa, directed by STC Resident Director Sarah Goodes, at the Drama Theatre, Sydney Opera House, from 9 November to 19 December 2015.
CLICK HERE to download the Media Release!

Millers Point RAG

Windmill Street: A pedestrian Crossing is currently being constructed across Windmill Street at the top of the Windmill Street Steps.  There are other traffic calming measures planned for Windmill Street to address speeding traffic.
Click HERE to download the latest RAG Newsletter

PUBLIC
TRANSPORT

Getting to Walsh Bay just got a whole lot easier!!: Sydney Buses run 2 full-time bus services the 324 and the 325 to Walsh Bay.  These services run frequently and connect Walsh Bay with Wynyard Station, Town Hall and the Eastern Suburbs, including Edgecliff, Double Bay and Watsons Bay.
A CONVENIENT service for residents to access the CBD, and Beyond, without the need to drive.  An ESSENTIAL service for those who work in Walsh Bay.  A BONUS for the restaurants, bars and cafes, and their customers.  OVERDUE access for patrons of Sydney Theatre and the other Arts organisations.
A bus ride to Walsh Bay is also the perfect way to access the recently opened World Class Headland Park.

Click HERE for a photo showing the Walsh Bay Departure Times
Click HERE for a photo showing the route through the CBD

Click Here for a link to the website for the full 324 timetable
Click HERE for a link to the website for the 324 route Map

Click HERE for a link to the website for the full 325 timetable
Click HERE for a link to the website for the 325 route map

LIGHT RAIL UPDATE

Countdown to construction: of the light rail is underway. The ALTRAC Light Rail team is busy preparing for the start of construction on George Street in the CBD on 23 October, buses will roll out of George Street in the CBD for the final time on 4 October 2015, and work will also begin to prepare the Randwick stabling yard site for construction.
Preliminary work has also started to establish the site compound at Moore Park and investigative and preparatory works are continuing in Surry Hills, Moore Park, Randwick, Kensington and Kingsford. 
Sydneysiders will be faced with a number of challenges throughout the construction period, but by early 2019 the construction sites will be replaced with a fully operational light rail service. One light rail vehicle can carry up to 450 people, the same amount as nine standard buses or 90 cars.
Click HERE for the latest Light Rail e-update.

Just in Time for Spring

Pier One - Catering for the New Generation Man: and in-turn, the new generation lady, we’ve crafted a bespoke offering called The Gentlemen’s Club.
Just in time for Spring, we’re launching a specific list of cocktails, beers, snacks and treats designed to attract the dapper-dudes of Sydney. Ladies, get down here – they’re the best of the best – you’re welcome!
We even give our guys the opportunity to freshen up, with a grooming service each Thursday, Friday and Saturday via appointment.
Staying the night? Ask us about our Man-Stay-in-Spa offering…
The idea is to attract good people, create a good atmosphere and enjoy good food and good drink.

Simple.

Melbourne Cup

The Theatre bar at the End of the Wharf: Following recent celebrated performances in The Present and Children of the Sun, Jacqueline McKenzie is back at Sydney Theatre Company (STC) for the whimsical, magical tale of time and transformation, Orlando, Sarah Ruhl’s adaptation of Virginia Woolf’s 1928 novel. The wild ride spanning more than 300 years also features John Gaden, Matthew Backer, Luisa Hastings Edge, Garth Holcombe, and Anthony Taufa, directed by STC Resident Director Sarah Goodes, at the Drama Theatre, Sydney Opera House, from 9 November to 19 December 2015.
Click Here for More 
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FREE WIFI

Walsh Bay Wifi: Walsh Bay Precinct provides a high speed FREE Wifi Service coverage for the Boardwalk.  Enjoy the waterfront cafe lifestyle and "Surf" at the same time

Business in Walsh Bay

Walsh Bay Arts and Commerce: Represents business and the Arts organisations in the Precinct. Find out more at www.walshbaysydney.com

Precinct Website

walshbay.com.au: Provides details of activities in the Precinct.  Everything you will need to know as a resident can be found here.
 

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