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Hammer falls on the Italian Forum

After more than a year of uncertainty and bitter disputes the Italian Forum on Norton Street has been sold to the Italian cultural organisation Co. As. It. The contracts were exchanged on Friday (November 28) and the organisation paid $2.8 million for the site. The Italian population in Leichhardt has drastically reduced and the Forum […]

Push forward for GLBTI archival space

With the City of Sydney’s resolution in March to forge ahead with its plans to transform the long-vacant T2 building in Taylor Square into a ‘cycling hub’, a new motion tabled by Labor councillor Linda Scott at this month’s council meeting calling for the establishment of an GLBTI archival space was defeated. To commemorate the […]

The Italian stand-off

Six weeks after first announcing it had been “saved”, Leichhardt Council has signed off on a plan to sell the Italian Forum Cultural Centre to Co. As. It., an Italian community organisation, in a move that appears to defy the recommendation of the administrators, SV Partners. Under the $2.2 million deal, all creditors would be […]

Builder makes bid for Italian Forum

EXCLUSIVE The beleaguered Italian Forum Limited has received a takeover offer from its largest creditor, Novati Constructions, which built the first phase of the cultural centre. Novati has offered to pay all creditors, which amounts to $2.4 million, and would sign a 15-year lease for the Actors Centre Australia to occupy the space. The company […]

Three runners in race for Italian Forum

EXCLUSIVE A childcare provider, an Italian language association and the Actors Centre Australia (ACA) are vying to take over the Italian Forum Limited, it can be revealed. Tick Tock Services would use a childcare facility to help subsidise the cost of running the Italian Forum Cultural Centre, if successful in its bid. Along with ACA, […]