Mayor of Inner West Council, Darcy Byrne, recently announced the council’s decision to rename the precinct of Marrickville and Dulwich Hill to commemorate the contribution of Greek migrants.
The name change of the precinct, which the mayor referenced as a ‘Little Athens’, is done to honour the incredible contribution of Greek Australians to the Inner West.
“This is a gesture of respect to all the Greek migrants who helped establish the Inner West as the birthplace of Australia multiculturalism.”
According to the Mayor, Councillor Sam Iskandar developed the proposal and put it forward to the council, which was approved yesterday.
“The Council intends to honour and celebrate the long-standing relationship between the Inner West community and the people of Greece by naming a Greek precinct in Marrickville and-or Dulwich Hill,” the Inner West Council media team tells The Greek Herald.
“Greek migrants helped establish the Inner West as the birthplace of Australia multiculturalism.
“Greeks in Marrickville especially impacted positively on Marrickville’s business sector.”
The renaming of the precinct will completed after a period of consultation with local Marrickville and Dulwich Hill Greek residents, organisations, wider community and businesses – as well as the Greek Consulate General.