What’s New: South Eveleigh

July 15th, 2022 - by Brad Gillespie

Nestled alongside Redfern and Alexandria, South Eveleigh is carving out its own niche as a cool destination.

South Eveleigh was previously known as Australian Technology Park (ATP), which was founded in 1995 on the site of the old Eveleigh Railway Workshops. It’s a retail, business centre and technology park that has become a real focal point for the area in recent years, offering everything from public art and technology innovation to skateboard lessons and new foodie treats. We’re so lucky to have it on our doorstep.

Find out what’s happening in this vibrant inner-city hub.

What’s on

In an area promoted as Sydney’s new Silicon Valley-style tech hub, it’s not surprising that there are a lot of tech events held here including talks, conferences and programs for would-be start-up entrepreneurs. Check out the latest South Eveleigh news and find out what’s on. There’s also a Storytelling session for NAIDOC Week.

Into basketball? There’s a new Mixed Outdoor Evening Basketball Competition over 10 weeks from 26 July – register by 12 July.

Now open: The Grounds at South Eveleigh

The latest from The Grounds team is a coffee roastery/café and event space, and when we say ‘event space’ we mean ballroom. It’s an impressive space, styled for weddings, which blends the industrial architecture of the former locomotive workshops with elegant décor.

South Eveleigh food precinct

The South Eveleigh food precinct is now home to a range of excellent eating options encompassing from sushi and Vietnamese to seafood and cocktails. There’s Kylie Kwong’s canteen, Lucky Kwong, dishing up an exciting lunchtime menu. We love the tasty Thai at Pepper Seeds. Be sure to drop in and pick up a few goodies to take home from Romeo’s Food Hall IGA, which has it all including a cheese room, bakery, carvery and extensive deli section.

Locomotive Street

Self-guided tours, installations and exhibition spaces on Locomotive Street bring to life the history of South Eveleigh and its people.

Gardens, art and community spaces

Surrounding South Eveleigh are a number of gardens and community spaces. The Eveleigh Green has picnic tables, BBQs and a children’s playground alongside public art with toilets and a parents' room nearby in the Community Building, which also houses Australia’s first Aboriginal rooftop garden on the top floor of the Community Building (accessible by lift from 7 am – 7 pm daily). Make sure you check out The Eveleigh Tree House.

Fitness and wellbeing

There’re a lot of fitness and well-being places here too, from the South Eveleigh skate park, which is now offering learn-to-skate workshops for different skill levels, to yoga classes at Egg of the Universe.

Commonwealth Bank

CommBank South Eveleigh is a huge, state-of-the-art banking HQ and corporate offices. It includes an education hub that will be offering classes to help customers with their finances.

Meat-free eateries

Nearby on Regent Street, the recently opened Flyover Fritterie and Chai Bar is worth a visit for its vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free Indian street food fare. Head around the corner to Redfern Street where The Sunshine Inn also serves an all-vegetarian menu, plus cocktails!

Redfern Station upgrade

Redfern Station, the connection point to South Eveleigh has been undergoing an ongoing upgrade to make it more accessible and convenient for commuters.

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