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Tapping community support

The Darlinghurst operators of the famous TAP Gallery have reached out to their loyal community in the face of pressure from the City of Sydney.

City Hub reported last week that the City of Sydney had forced the gallery to stop using their upstairs space as a theatre following zoning issues.

The loss of revenue that comes with having this space unused has meant that upgrades to fire-safety in the building have become more of a financial burden for the operators. In response they have started a ‘pozible.com’ crowd-funding campaign to source money for the renovations whilst they attempt to have the venue rezoned.

Community members have already raised almost $1,500 which is significant, but still a far cry from the $10,000 goal with over a month remaining.

The venue’s manager, Lesley Dimmick is hopeful that the goal will be reached, but maintains council support is just as important.

“We’re not sure that we’ll survive without council support,” she said.

 

Politicians and environmental experts take a stand against the Government

Environmental experts and politicians will converge on Sydney’s City Recital Hall on November 6 to discuss a united response to the Federal Government’s position on the environment.

The event titled ‘Stand Up for Nature’ will feature addresses from prominent politicians including the Leader of the Greens, Christine Milne, the Shadow Minister for the Environment, Mark Butler, and the Opposition Leader, Bill Shorten – who will be appearing via videolink.

Also presenting will be renowned environmental experts including Dr Sylvia Earle (Oceanographer), and the National Director of the Wilderness Society, Lyndon Schneiders.

The free event comes in the middle of the World Parks Conference which started in Sydney on Wednesday, November 12.

The conference will bring 5,000 people together from over 160 countries to discuss, debate, and plan solutions for some of the biggest challenges facing the environment around the world.

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