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Inner West charity launches innovative zero-waste zero-emissions kitchen

By ALLISON HORE A Marrickville charity has launched a new “zero waste, zero emissions” kitchen which will cook up ready meals for underprivileged locals. The kitchen is one of the first of its kind in Australia. On Monday Addison Road Community Centre, a grassroots organisation in operation since 1976, launched the new kitchen which will […]

Food relief hungry for help

by ALEC SMART The Addison Road Food Pantry, a food relief operation in Marrickville run by the Addison Road Community Organisation (ARCO), is experiencing a substantial surge in users since the COVID-19 coronavirus began infecting Australians. The Food Pantry rescues fresh fruit, vegetables, bread and other quality tinned and packaged foods, as well as household […]

War on Waste launched

By MARK MORDUE Last Monday morning, Addison Road Community Organisation announced the start of its WOW (War on Waste) Food! Inner West campaign. The campaign encourages local businesses to donate food and support the work Addi Road does through its ‘food rescue and food security’ supermarket, The Food Pantry. Matt Kean, the NSW Minister for […]

Vandals drain goodwill

BY ALEC SMART Another spate of vandalism at Addison Road Community (Addi Rd) in Marrickville was probably committed by the same people who targeted the premises earlier this year. Unfortunately, these abhorrent acts harm every organisation on this unique multicultural site, and ultimately threaten its long-term viability. Hate speech and trolling – generated in social […]

Food For Thought

Food is one basic commodity nobody can live without. There are, however, some interesting challenges which orbit around the food industry. Two new innovative programs are looking to alleviate two of these challenges in two very different ways.   ADDISON ROAD COMMUNITY CENTRE - WOW FOOD! INNER WEST Challenge number one is food security. According […]

Heat treatment

BY MARK MORDUE “We are heading towards 50 degrees summer days by mid-century. Before the mid-century if you look at temperatures being reached in places like Penrith last summer.” The words of Abby Mellick Lopes, Senior Lecturer in Design and Researcher at the Institute for Culture and Society at Western Sydney University, were matter-of-fact. But like much […]

Life in the cruelty factory

BY MARK MORDUE Tom Studans from the Australian Unemployed Workers Union steps up to the microphone to talk about Newstart payments that have not risen in real terms for a quarter of a century. Sixty people occupy the hall. They’re here in answer to an unemployment and welfare crisis. The Sydney Street Choir – a […]

ARCCO vs Bower dispute going to court

By Michael Hitch The case of the missing rental agreement proposal heats up as tensions rise again between the Bower Reuse and Repair Centre in Marrickville and the Addison Road Community Centre Organisation (ARCCO) over allegations of a deceptive media release. In a media release sent days before Christmas last year, ARCCO claimed that a […]

ARCCO bows to The Bower, for now

By Michael Hitch The Bower Reuse and Repair Centre in Marrickville has reopened its doors after being locked out by the Addison Road Community Centre Organisation (ARCCO) due to an alleged breach of the conditions of its lease. Staff, customers and supporters of The Bower rejoiced on Sunday 2 December after negotiating an agreement with […]

Inner West remakes Australia Day

By Sarah McLenaghan Inner West Council will consider changing the way it marks Australia Day after passing a Mayoral Minute at last Tuesday’s council meeting. The Mayoral Minute recommended a review of the entire Australia Day events program, incorporating consultation with the local Aboriginal community. Independent Councillor, Pauline Lockie said: “I was happy to support […]