26 January events review

We're reviewing our major events program and we want to know what you think about Council events held in the Inner West on 26 January.


Background

At its meeting on 13 November 2018, the elected Council resolved that officers conduct a holistic review of the events program, incorporating:

a. Consideration of the reframing the Marrickville community festival currently held on 26 January; and

b. Consultation with the local Aboriginal community and the wider community about how the nature of Council’s January 26 events should further evolve to recognise the history of Indigenous Australia.

View Council's media release for further

We're reviewing our major events program and we want to know what you think about Council events held in the Inner West on 26 January.


Background

At its meeting on 13 November 2018, the elected Council resolved that officers conduct a holistic review of the events program, incorporating:

a. Consideration of the reframing the Marrickville community festival currently held on 26 January; and

b. Consultation with the local Aboriginal community and the wider community about how the nature of Council’s January 26 events should further evolve to recognise the history of Indigenous Australia.

View Council's media release for further information.

Have your say

You are invited to provide your input:

Comments close on Wednesday, 7 April 2019.


What happens next?

  • All feedback will be considered and will inform reccomendations reported to the elected Council for decision.
  • Everyone who provides feedback will be emailed a link to the report, outlining the community feedback officer recommendations and date of the Council meeting.
  • Updates will be posted on this project page.
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    1. Approve the conducting of the mandated Australia Day Citizenship Ceremony in the Marrickville Library on 26 January 2020;
    2. Transfer the citizen of the year awards ceremony to another date (to be determined by officers) and hold the ceremony at Ashfield;
    3. Transfer the festival in Enmore Park to another date in summer to be held as a children’s and families festival;
    4. Promote attendance of local people at the Yabun Festival on January 26th as a positive way to...

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    1. Approve the conducting of the mandated Australia Day Citizenship Ceremony in the Marrickville Library on 26 January 2020;
    2. Transfer the citizen of the year awards ceremony to another date (to be determined by officers) and hold the ceremony at Ashfield;
    3. Transfer the festival in Enmore Park to another date in summer to be held as a children’s and families festival;
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    For more information read item number five in the Council Report and view the meeting minutes.
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