Inner West Independent

Rozelle calls for WestConnex noise reprieve

By ALEXI DEMETRIADI With Sydney on lockdown, the city has been forced inside their homes. Everyone who is not employed in an essential service have readjusted their lives to adapt to the new work from home environment. That begs the question as to why WestConnex, the huge underground highway construction, is seemingly exempt from the […]

Covid-19-related racism on the rise

By ALLISON HORE Video has emerged of one of latest in a series of racist attacks on Chinese people fuelled by the ongoing coronavirus crisis. The video, posted to YouTube on Monday 30 March, shows a man cracking a bullwhip while on a racist tirade outside the Chinese consulate in Camperdown, in Sydney’s inner west. […]

Coalition leaves tenants swinging

By WENDY BACON It is now ten days since the NSW Parliament passed an emergency law granting the NSW government the power to place a moratorium on evictions. But before it can come into an effect, the government needs to introduce new regulations under existing laws. So far, the Gladys Berejiklian government has failed to […]

Teen girl charged after Asian women attacked

By ALEC SMART A 17-year-old girl was arrested after two Asian women were racially abused and threatened in Marrickville in Sydney’s inner west whilst they were crossing a road. The incident was filmed on several mobile phones, including a resident in a house overlooking the crossing, and widely shared on social media. The assailant, a […]

Glebe Ferry future in doubt

By ALEXI DEMETRIADI In October 2019, thanks to community pressure, Glebe received a ferry. Me-Mel, the small, 60-capacity mini-cat, was launched by Transport NSW as an ‘on-demand’ service, run by operator Transdev. City Hub reported at the time that the NSW Government initiative was launched to cater to wharves not currently serviced by regular ferries, […]

Coronavirus: cats during the crisis

By ALEXI DEMETRIADI It is not just humans that have been forced inside with the outbreak of COVID-19, but also ‘man’s best friend’ – the humble cat. As workers across Sydney have had to work from home and limit outdoor activity, so too have animal shelters across the city. The effect of the virus and […]

Football legend unites sports players for Covid-19 aid

By ALEC SMART Craig Foster, TV presenter and chief football analyst at SBS for The World Game, has recruited fellow sports talents and supporters via the #PlayForLives campaign to assist in relief efforts to help the elderly and disadvantaged whilst the Covid-19 restrictions are in place. What began as a way of motivating his teammates […]

Mutual aid group formed to help with Covid-19

by TONY KALLEGEROS A volunteer-run help organisation is providing community assistance to those in need during the coronavirus pandemic. Inner West Sydney Mutual Aid is a Facebook group that recruits volunteers and matches them to people restricted by coronavirus legislation, such as elderly people who are unable to leave their homes/nursing homes but need shopping […]

Hands-free pedestrian crossings by Sydney hospitals

by ALEC SMART Pedestrian crossings in the vicinities of hospitals, which usually require push-button operation to stop traffic, are being switched to automatic, to help reduce the spread of coronavirus. The signals will be automated 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for the foreseeable future. This means pedestrians no longer need to push […]

Trouble brewing in Sydney’s inner west

by ALEC SMART Brewery tasting tours are one of the popular attractions of Sydney’s Inner West, where a diverse group of microbreweries regularly draw in punters, keen to sample the amber nectar. The breweries, many of which are within walking distance of each other, range from small niche operators, like Willie the Boatman and Bucket […]