History Week Seminar and Tours – Sunday, 14 Sept

Memorial Row of poplars

Remembrance Avenues of honour were planted as enduring reminders of wartime sacrifice. Memorial plantings at Callan Park add to the significance of this cultural landscape. Speaker: Chris Betteridge WW1 Veteran Douglas Grant spent 2 years as a POW in WW1…

Friends seek meeting with Minister Goward

The Friends have written to Pru Goward, NSW Minister for Planning, asking for a meeting. It was a good opportunity to update the Minister on the status of Callan Park. See attached pdf. Letter to Pru Goward May 2014

Tour of Callan Park – SOLD OUT!

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Friends of Callan Park will be running a Tour of the site on Sunday, 25 May for Heritage Week (including tunnels). See attached pdf for more information: Callan Park Tour 25 May 2014              …

Friends meet with the Mayor

Four members of the Friends of Callan Park Executive met with Cr Darcy Byrne, Mayor of Leichhardt on Wednesday 9 April. A pleasant and constructive meeting with Darcy Byrne, Mayor of Leichhardt, was held to exchange information about progress on…

Callan Park Act in Hazzard’s sights

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The meeting of a delegation from the Friends with Minister for Planning, Brad Hazzard, confirmed our worst fears. The Callan Park (Special Provisions) Act 2002 is in his sights. He made plain his view that the Act inhibits commercialisation of…

Hazzard’s at Callan Park

Brad Hazzard with Jamie Parker MLA (left) and local football official Glenn Burge today

NSW Planning Minister Brad Hazzard visited Callan Park briefly today to announce his decision to allow local sports clubs to use the NSW ambulance parking lot at weekends. Locals heard of his visit about 90 minutes before he arrived for…