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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, […]

Renew project targets Forum

Ten vacant shop fronts in the Italian Forum will be the first sites to host the Renew Leichhardt initiative, which Council progressed to its second stage on Tuesday. The unanimous decision will see disused premises play home to a series of pop-up arts and culture projects aimed at revitalising the spirit of the troubled retail […]

Administrators to decide future of Forum

A second meeting of creditors to the Italian Forum Limited (IFL) will be convened in coming days to navigate a path back to solvency for the embattled organisation, which entered voluntary administration on August 19. A minimum of $1.3 million is owed to secured creditors, while the Forum could be liable for a further $2.9 […]

Success of renewal difficult to quantify

Leichhardt Council has enacted the first stage of the “Renew Leichhardt” project, aimed at ensuring owners of vacant commercial premises are interested and involved in the project. Stage One is aimed at kickstarting the effort to revitalise vacant and underutilised retail space in the inner west. Empt commercial properties in the Leichhardt area would host […]

Italian Forum fees not excessive: management

The president of the Italian Forum Limited, Ron Reynolds, has hit back at critics over management of the Forum’s cultural centre and expressed his confidence in Mayor Darcy Byrne’s commitment to the venue. In a comment on this newspaper’s website, Mr Reynolds denied the centre was charging exorbitant fees for the use of its facilities. […]