Greens MP Jamie Parker has confirmed with the receivers of the Annandale Hotel that live music will continue at the venue, subject to the constraints of receivership.
"It is a delicate time for the Annandale Hotel as the receivers determine the future of the Hotel including a possible sale. We still have a long way to go and I'm committed to fighting to keep live music at the Annandale for the long term," Mr Parker said.
"I spoke with the receivers personally to highlight the widespread support for live music in the community and to talk about the history of the Annandale as an iconic local institution.
"I'm pleased the receivers are open to discussions and I am looking forward to meeting with them shortly to discuss in more detail how we can support the hotel.
"I have also raised the matter with the Minister for Hospitality and Racing and have invited him to visit my electorate and have a broader discussion about live music and small bars in the Inner West.
"A thriving live music venue contributes far more to a community than a pokie den and I will continue to work with Council as well as local pubs, cafes and restaurants to support local musicians and improve the viability of live music venues," Mr Parker said.
Mr Parker and Leichhardt Councillor for Annandale Daniel Kogoy have received strong support for their petition calling on the receivers to do everything possible to keep live music and will present the petition to the receivers at their upcoming meeting:
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February 21, 2013 at 12pm