By Tessa Pelle
Well-loved and known by locals as Addi Road, the Addison Road Community Centre have been the driving force behind arts and culture, environment and social justice programs in Marrickville since 1976. This grassroots organisation manages a distinct heritage site, providing a local space that cares for its community and environment. It is home to over 40 dynamic and lively tenants varying from artists, thespians and performers and includes mental health facilities and community organisations. The centre is committed to supporting the local community through initiatives such as the Addi Road Food Pantry that provides rescued, low-cost grocery items.
Addi Road have their fingers on the pulse when it comes to issues of social justice, having newly released the Addi Road podcast. In collaboration with the Inner West Multicultural Network, the podcast dissects Australia’s history with racism and discrimination.
142 Addison Rd, Marrickville. 02 9569 7633. www.addiroad.org.au