Ms JO HAYLEN (Summer Hill)— Stanmore Festival of Music is an annual community music festival, bringing together a wide variety of inner west musical talents and tunes. Stanmore music festival was the passion project of the late Richard Gill a renowned Australian musician, conductor and educator. This year marks the launch of Stanmore music festival thanks to the tireless work of music enthusiasts, the Stanmore business community and Inner West council who helped make Richard's dream a reality.

The one-day festival featured over 60 inner west acts at 10 venues around Stanmore, including local acts like Alto Quartet and Florence and Nana. Stanmore was transformed over the weekend into an outdoor live music festival, providing artists with an opportunity to share their music with hundreds of music lovers. Stanmore Music Festival was made possible through the Inner West Council Edge arts initiative, which aims to foster creativity and support artists in Sydney creative capital, the inner west. Congratulations to Simon Chapman, Tony Egan and the organising committee and local businesses, who made this wonderful event a reality. I can't wait to see this festival grow and thrive in years to come.