Kepos Street playground

This weekend I will re-open a tiny pocket park in the heart of Redfern - will you RSVP to join me when I re-open the park that set me on my career as a community independent? 

Forty years ago, my husband Peter and I had moved home from London with our two children, and we wanted to live in the city. A tiny little place in Redfern was all we could afford. When you told people you lived in Redfern back then, they gasped.

When we set off to the local park, I was shocked to find it completely concreted-in with tall cyclone wire fencing. The council told me it was easier to sweep up the glass that way. 

I set off down Bourke Street with my baby and toddler, gathering the support of the local Greek and Turkish mothers. We started a little group called Community Concern East Redfern – beavering away for three years, building our own playground and holding working bees. In 1980, a Council election came around and I asked everyone if they would like to run – when no one else would, I put my hand up.

To everyone’s surprise – especially my own – I was elected.

The rest is history – and I now look around Redfern and the city and am so proud of the wonderful, leafy environment we’ve created.

I would be thrilled if you could join me at the official launch of the playground on Kepos Street in Redfern this Saturday 17 February from 11am-1pm. 

February 17, 2018 at 11am - 1pm
Corner of Kepos and Zamia Streets, Redfern
Clover Moore
Paola Talbert Anthony Hillis Denis Norton Jenny Leong Graeme Brown Shaun Parker Ross nicholas Scott Bassingthwaighte-Hatch Craig Boston Katherine Norman Pam & Niel Burling Mark McCauley Fanny Vachet Ana Cuellar Ivy Lial Claire Ke Carmel Delprat Mohit Rao Matthew Doherty David Humphries Jill Rogers Rosemary Noonan Marion Nicolson John & Debra wayland Mark Berriman Richard Rawle Kyra henderson Harold Gasparotto Graeme Tychsen Nick Williams Philip Thalis Judith flanagan Alicia David Richard Stanford Jay Adams Peter Murray Phillip Robins Kevin Eadie Anna Hall Silvana d'Iapico Kyle Dean Ken Jagelman Robina Chaffey David Gribble ACS Amal Zahab Christopher Pryor Wendy Klinner Elizabeth Farrelly

Hi , will you come?

Will you come?