Events in the community

(Previous title: 2011RA Events)

“Get to know your neighbours” Community BBQ Sunday 3 April, 11am-2pm at Lawrence Hargrave Reserve, Ward Avenue, Elizabeth Bay. This event will be a chance to get expert safety advice while meeting your neighbours. The BBQ will feature talks by local Police and City staff on crime prevention and security initiatives. There will also be a tasty BBQ, live music and children’s activities. For more info, click here.

Good Neighbourhood BBQ 5pm Wednesday 2nd April, 2014 at Beare Park, Elizabeth Bay. Hosted by the City of Sydney & NSW Police. Free BBQ. Includes talk by Police on crime prevention and security measures, live music and staff from Eastern Sydney Medicare Local will be on hand to provide advice on local health care services.

Pyrmont Landcare Visit  Sunday 12 January 2014. Meet at Victoria Street entrance of Kings Cross Railway Station (eastern side of Victoria Street) at 9.00 am on Sunday 12 January.

Bayswater Road – Road Closure Trial Information session at Kings Cross Neighbourhood Centre, 50-52 Darlinghurst Rd., Kings Cross conducted by the City of Sydney Council at 5.30pm-7.30pm on Wednesday 4 December 2013.

Book Launch – Kings Cross: A Biography 6pm-8pm Wednesday 13th  November 2013 at  Macleay Bookshop, 103 Macleay Street, Potts Point.


Good Neighbourhood BBQ 5pm-8pm Wednesday 13th  November 2013 at Lawrence Hargrave Reserve. Hosted by the City of Sydney and NSW Police. Free BBQ, live music and information on local safety and security initiatives.

Community Forum on Planning Changes 7.30pm Tuesday 23rd October 2012 Redfern Town Hall. This forum has been called by a range of community associations in response to the proposed changes to planning controls by NSW State Parliament.   This will replace planning legislation that has long underpinned the State’s planning controls. If approved, these changes will ‘fast track economic development’ across the inner city and are likely to result in overdevelopment in our neighbourhoods.  The proposed changes will: remove your right to comment on a Development Application (DA) in your street; are pro-developer; do not mention the preservation of heritage suburbs nor environment sustainability principles; introduce “enterprise zones” into the area, which are a “free for all” for developers; rely on “Private Certifiers” paid by developers to approve DAs (rather than Council); “Consultation” is limited to an upfront “regional strategic planning phase” (and not specified). To view/download the proposed changes, go to:

Kings Cross Community Alcohol Forum 6.30pm Thursday 30th August 2012 – Holiday Inn, Victoria Street, Potts Point (opposite rail station). Kings Cross Residents (via the resident groups 2011RA and DRAG) are holding a summit to hear responses from residents and experts to the O’Farrell state government’s proposed measures to reduce alcohol related violence and bad behaviour in Kings Cross. Speakers include Michael Thorn, Director of FARE (Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education); Dr Alex Wodak from St Vincent’s Hospital; Anthony Shakeshaft, Deputy Director of the National Drug and Alcohol Centre UNSW; Tony Brown on Newcastle’s success in reducing violence by almost 40% by changing closing times and local residents.

Community garden petition 9.30-11.30am Saturday 25th August Kings Cross markets – members of the 2011RA asked local residents to sign a petition in support of a proposed community garden  in Kings Cross/Potts Point, canvassing for feedback about a site at either the Lawrence Hargrave Park or Embarkation Park.

Kings Cross market stall Saturday 28th April 2012 – Members of 2011RA  gathered at the Kings Cross markets to chat with local residents, talk about the 2011RA and launch our new postcard.

At the market

Know your neighbour day: 25th March 2012 – The 2011 Residents’ Association invited friends and neighbours to meet for a picnic at Beare Park Elizabeth Bay on Sunday the 25th of March.  Neighbour Day is Australia’s annual celebration of community, bringing together the people next door and from across the street for a drink, a picnic or just a cuppa.

Our neighbours

Community Forum on Planning Changes