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University of Sydney & Darlington / Redfern - Improving the Neighbour Relationship

REDWatch is organising a community meeting with Sydney University Vice Chancellor Michael Spence to explore how the University and the surrounding community can better work together in the future.

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Apr 20, 2010
from 06:30 PM to 08:00 PM


The Sydney University Settlement, 17 Edward St, Darlington

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(04) 0000-8338

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Dr Michael Spence

Vice Chancellor Sydney University

to discuss

What is needed to build a mutually beneficial relationship between the University, Darlington and the surrounding Community?

Tuesday April 20th, 2010 6:30 pm

The Settlement Neighbourhood Centre,

17 Edward St, Darlington

Download the leaflet for this event from: REDWatch Sydney University VC Meeting Leaflet - Tuesday April 20th, 2010 6:30 pm 

This community meeting will be an opportunity for the Vice Chancellor to inform the community of the University's proposals in its recently produced "Green Paper" about its future. Included in the paper is the statement that “We believe that a coordinated strategy for engagement with the local community should be devised and implemented as a matter of priority.” You can download the paper from:

REDWatch has arranged this meeting with Sydney University to begin discussions with Darlington, Redfern and Waterloo residents about how the community and the University can work together for mutual benefit.

While it is expected there will be some discussion about the University's interest in the North Eveleigh site, their proposal to develop the Abercrombie St - Codrington St - Darlington St block and eventually redevelop much of the existing Darlington campus these will not be the main focus of this meeting.

A further meeting, organised by Sydney University, will be held at Track B - Carriage Works on Wednesday, 28 April 2010 from 6.30-8.00pm to start a discussion with the community about North Eveleigh, including the University’s interest in renewing the site.  This meeting will provide opportunities for the community and interested politicians to have their say about North Eveleigh.

For Further Information contact:

Geoffrey Turnbull - REDWatch Spokesperson – (02) 8004 1490

Trevor Davies – REDWatch Convenor - (04) 0000-8338



This is a Public Meeting organised by REDWatch and it is open to everyone in the area to attend.

Note on Sydney University Settlement Neighbourhood Centre - The Settlement is a Neighbourhood Centre with its own Act of Parliament. While it shares the name with Sydney University it is not part of the University being formed originally by the students from Women's College at Sydney University and was led, until the 1960s, by societies auspiced by the Union and was supported by the voluntary efforts of academics, their families and undergraduates. While independant of the University it still has a University representative on its Management Comittee acknowledging its past association - for more information on the history of the Settlement visit -

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