Have your say on a Greek Precinct for the Inner West
Tuesday 16 June 2020
Council is inviting local businesses, Greek organisations and the local community to have a say on a proposed Greek precinct in Marrickville and Dulwich Hill.
The Greek community has had an enormous impact on everyday life in the Inner West.
In the 1960s Greek was commonly spoken on the streets and there was high demand for authentic Greek products and experiences.
The precinct will celebrate this rich history and the many ways in which Greek people shaped the Marrickville and Dulwich Hill area, including through businesses, churches, theatre groups and a vibrant cultural life.
The engagement will explore three key questions:
• What is an appropriate name for the precinct?
• What are key sites of Greek heritage that will create our boundary for the precinct?
• How can we identify and showcase the precinct?
Anyone who has connections to the area or has Greek heritage is invited to participate in this project. Participants can provide feedback and share stories in a format that suits them best.
Go to yoursay.innerwest.nsw.gov.au/greek-precinct
Council staff will review all feedback before making a recommendation for the elected Council’s consideration.
Everyone who provides input will be contacted when Council considers the recommendation.
Comments close Sunday 12 July 2020.
Image: Mid 1980s Dimos, Diamandis and George Scoullis in the Hellenic Bakery, now the Hellenic Patisserie and Gelato Bar Courtesy of the Scoullis family from Vasilios Vasilas
For media enquiries, contact Elizabeth Heath, Media and Communications Coordinator, 9392 5334 or Elizabeth.Heath@innerwest.nsw.gov.au