It’s official: Marrickville Rd Precinct to be renamed as ‘Little Greece’


The Inner West Council voted last night to officially rename the Marrickville Rd Precinct as ‘Little Greece’.

The decision was announced by Inner West Mayor Darcy Byrne, who said it is about, “respecting our migrant heritage and continuing to build our multicultural future.”

“To all the Greek Australians who have built Marrickville into one of the best places on earth we say simply, Efharisto,” the mayor said in a Facebook post.

The Council will submit an application for ‘Little Greece’ to be added to the Geographical Names Board.

The precinct will be established on Marrickville Road between Livingstone Road and Victoria Road.

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Mayor Byrne said this precinct will recognise the long-standing contribution of Greek Australians in the Inner West.

“Naming a section of Marrickville as ‘Little Greece’ is a gesture of respect to all the Greek migrants who helped establish the Inner West as the birthplace of Australian multiculturalism,” Mayor Byrne said.

“By establishing ‘Little Greece’ in Marrickville, we have an opportunity to reinforce Marrickville as one of Sydney’s great cultural assets. This precinct will formalise the ongoing special bond that exists between Marrickville and Greece.

“I wish to thank everyone in the Marrickville and broader Inner West community for all their
hard work in seeing ‘Little Greece’ realised. Special thanks need to go to Councillor Sam Iskandar, who first approached me with the idea for this precinct.”

The precinct be celebrated on 25 March in conjunction with Greek Independence Day, which this year marks its 200th anniversary.




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