Marrickville South Collective
Celebrating the vibrant and diverse community in South Marrickville.
Marrickville South Collective (MSC) is a partnership group made up of several community organisations, including Newtown Neighbourhood Centre, Connect Marrickville, PCYC who work alongside Inner West Council to support the local residents and community members residing in the South Marrickville area.
MSC was established in 2017 to celebrate the vibrant, multicultural and diverse community in South Marrickville by offering opportunities for the community to gather and collaborate.
The group hosts monthly BBQs (Louisa Lawson Reserve) held on the last Thursday of every month (during school terms), which allows locals to come together, play, connect and share stories, in a safe, relaxed and welcoming environment. Residents from the local aged care facility often attend to share in the fun.
Complimentary sausage sizzle (Halal) and other tasty treats are on offer for all to enjoy. Inner West Council also provides a select number of free food hampers from the Addison Road Food Pantry.
Kids’ play areas are set up, which include craft and book stations, toys for younger children, and sports equipment for older kids.
Community workers are also able to provide information on various topics including housing, financial support, mental health, early childhood development, after school activities and more.
Participating organisations include: Addison Road Food Pantry, Barnardos Australia, Community and Cultural Connections Inc, Centrelink, Connect Marrickville, Inner West Council, Midjuburi Youth Resource Centre, Newtown Neighbourhood Centre, St George Community Housing.
To find out more, please follow the facebook.com/marrickvillesouthcollective
When: Last Thursday of the month during school term, from 3pm – 5pm
Where: Louisa Lawson Reserve, 10 Roach Street, Marrickville
More information: facebook.com/marrickvillesouthcollective
Every Monday afternoon during school term, Marrickville South Collective partner agencies co-facilitate a playgroup for families with children aged 0-10 years in the South Marrickville area.
We offer many fun activities including painting and making, games, building with blocks, reading and play.
The comfortable space allows for exploration while parents can relax on the lounges.
Complimentary afternoon tea is provided for the children and coffee or tea is available for parents.
Any families in the area are welcome to attend.
When: Mondays during school term only, 3.30pm to 5pm
Where: South Marrickville