Have your say on a Vietnamese precinct

Tuesday 20 April 2021

 Council is inviting local businesses, Vietnamese organisations and the local community to have a say on a proposed Vietnamese precinct along Illawarra Road in Marrickville.

The Vietnamese community has had an enormous impact on everyday life in Marrickville.

According to Marrickville – Rural Outpost to Inner City (Cashman & Meader - 1990), the Vietnamese were part of the ‘third wave of migrants’ that occurred post-1945:

“During the 1980s the Vietnamese-born moved into Marrickville as fast as the Greek-born moved out and by 1986 the Vietnamese were the second largest non-English-speaking group in Marrickville.”

Anyone who has connections to the area or has Vietnamese heritage is invited to participate in this project.

Participants are asked:

• Where the precinct should start and end on Illawarra Road

• If they support the name Little Vietnam

A workshop at Herb Greedy Hall on Friday 7 May, 2pm-3pm will provide a space for people to provide feedback and share stories in a format that suits them best.

An accredited interpreter from Council will help facilitate.

RSVP is essential at engagement@innerwest.nsw.gov.au

Council officers and an interpreter will also walk along Marrickville and Illawarra Roads on Saturday 8 May, 2-5pm.

Identifying a Vietnamese Precinct yoursay.innerwest.nsw.gov.au/vietnamese-precinct

Comments close Monday 17 May.

Image: Thi Ngan Lai and Manh Cuong Nguyen outside the Thuy Huong restaurant on Illawarra Road Marrickville


For media enquiries, contact Elizabeth Heath, Media and Communications Coordinator, 9392 5334 or Elizabeth.Heath@innerwest.nsw.gov.au

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