Residents of Kings Cross, Potts Point, Elizabeth Bay, Rushcutters Bay and Woolloomooloo
The 2011 Residents’ Association (2011RA) represents the residents of the 2011 postcode area of Sydney, Australia. This includes the suburbs of Kings Cross, Potts Point, Elizabeth Bay, Rushcutters Bay and Woolloomooloo.
We support residents by working with all levels of government to improve our neighbourhood. Recent campaigns have included defending the Fitzroy Gardens from demolition, preserving the 311 bus route, reducing alcohol-related violence and keeping the neighbourhood safer.
While the 2011RA focuses on residential amenity issues, we acknowledge that these intersect with many non-residential issues of the inner-city Kings Cross environment. We remind the City of Sydney Council that we live in a mixed residential area and not an entertainment precinct, although we greatly value and support our local shops, cafes, and restaurants.
All local residents are welcome to participate in the meetings and to join the association. Connect with your community to make our village better.
In February 2014 the NSW State Government introduced 1.30am lockouts and 3am cessation of serving alcohol for pubs and clubs (not small bars) in a bid to curb alcohol-related anti-social violence.
The following Motion was passed unanimously, item 3 (viii), 2nd February 2015: “The 2011 Residents’ Association supports the two-year lockout trial and calls on all stakeholders to support the trial which has proven successful in addressing anti-social, alcohol-related violence.”
The following Motion was passed unanimously at our 3rd November 2014 meeting: “The 2011 Residents’ Association Incorporated supports current lockout laws for Kings Cross and recommends that the current trial be allowed to run its full course and be extended. This Association also supports the rejuvenation and redefining of Kings Cross.”
The following political candidates (listed in alphabetical order) for the Seat of Sydney in the NSW State election of the 28 March 2015 expressed their views:
– Chris Brentin, The Greens Party: “The Greens oppose blanket lockouts and last drinks for venues in Kings Cross and the Sydney CBD… laws like this punish late night venues that operate responsibly… we have seen late night businesses suffer… everyone deserves a pleasurable night out.” Read more…
– Alex Greenwich, Sitting Member: “… it is not clear across the board lockouts improve safety… having impacts on live music venues… I support lockouts imposed on poorly managed venues… a review when BOSCAR data is available… [and] 3am cessation of alcohol service for all venues.” Read more…
– Eddie Lloyd, Australian Labor Party: “I can assure you I am an unequivocal supporter of the so-called ‘lock-out laws’ in Kings Cross and the CBD… I was a supporter of the Last Drinks campaign organised by emergency service workers that led the way in campaigning for government action to address alcohol-fuelled violence.” Read more…
– Patrice Pandeleos, Liberals: “In January 2014 the NSW government announced a package of measures including liquor licensing restrictions… Parliament was recalled to implement most of the legislative measures… the NSW government has no intention of loosening these arrangements.” Read more…
Interesting Video on the Lockout Laws
The Gazebo apartments, formerly the Cherveralls private hotel site, was opened after conversion to apartments in 2005. The Gazebo Hotel, opened in May 1969, was famous for its jaw-dropping 360 degree views and hip 1960s bright blue and vivid purple-puce cocktail bar. Originally described as “one of the most spirited additions to Sydney’s skyline for some time”, it is now heritage-listed for its unusual technical significance: it has a unique 18-storey construction method determined by its cylindrical shape and radiating concrete frame. It is also an excellent example of a Post-War International style building.
You can contact us in the following ways:
2011 Residents’ Association, Inc.
PO Box 1513
Potts Point 1335 NSW
2011 Residents’ Association incorporation number INC/Y2166331