107 South Eveleigh Is the Community-Driven Cultural Hub Livening Up the Inner-City Suburb
107 Project's third localised centre has hit the streets of South Eveleigh, aiming to nurture the community's needs with its inclusive, creativity-focused projects.
September 18, 2023
There's a new kid on the block — literally. 107 Projects has found its latest home in South Eveleigh, the stylish up-and-coming inner-city suburb. The not-for-profit organisation has launched this site in partnership with the Social Enterprise Council of NSW, ACT (SECNA) and with support from Commbank.
Davy Road has welcomed the third all-encompassing creative centre from 107 Projects, following in the footsteps of its previously established locations in Green Square and Redfern.
The independent organisation hopes to nurture an inclusive venue accommodating diversity, social equity, artistic endeavours and local community values.
Operating as an open-plan innovation precinct, the hub is set to host an array of community-focused initiatives, including community programs, corporate events, exhibitions and cultural festivals, much like at its sibling hubs. 107 South Eveleigh can accommodate up to 200 guests and is available to hire for all creativity-centred events, from smaller initiatives to larger-scale entertainment and everything in between.
The first project on the books is the 'Free Feed' program, a relaxed event encouraging locals to enjoy some stress-free time to themselves, which will occur fortnightly. To kick off the initiative, 107 South Eveleigh will host its launch event — including catering — on Thursday, September 13, to coincide with R U OK Day.
"Along with our shared values, we've partnered with SECNA so together we can grow organisations that prioritise community, inclusivity, social responsibility, and diversity while expanding our reach to as many humans as possible with our social impact programs," said Jess Cook, CEO of 107 Projects Inc.
With the addition of SECNA's residency program operating throughout its rooms, the sleek newcomer aims to become the 'social enterprise heartbeat' of the area by directly catering to its surrounding community and their needs. The flexible space will maintain a focus on South Eveleigh's ongoings within a five-kilometre radius of its location to inform its upcoming community-centric projects, which will hone in on bettering wellness, greenery and recreational spaces.
Plus, the additional support from CommBank will assist in providing an improved and affordable stomping ground for the locals to enjoy.
All image credit: Rhiannon Hopely Photography.
You'll find the innovation-forward 107 precinct at Level 1/2 Davy Road in South Eveleigh.
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