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Issy Wyner Reserve recognises the enormous contribution Issy Wyner made to the community in Balmain and the Leichhardt Municipality. 

Issy Wyner was a councillor, a mayor, a unionist, an activist and an historian. Wyner, who passed away in 2008 at the age of 92, was a long-standing community campaigner whose contribution to the area and involvement with unions and Council once earned him the epithet “Australia’s most elected man”.

Location

Address:Mort Street & Curtis Road, Issy Wyner Reserve, Balmain, 2041
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.856372
Long: 151.181489
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Park
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Government - Local

Dedication

Front Inscription

 ISSY WYNER RESERVE

This reserve recognises the enormous contribution Issy Wyner made to the community in Balmain and the Leichhardt Municipality.

Issy Wyner was one of the pioneers of Open Council the experiment in public participation and open government that Leichhardt continues to follow to this day .

Leichhardt Council awarded Issy Wyner "Living Legend" in 2002 to acknowledge the 27 years he spent as an Alderman Councillor on Leichhardt Council.

Issy passed away 13 August 2008 Rest in Peace

Cr Jamie Parker  Mayor of Leichhardt

Source: MA
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