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Inner west taskforce sought

Sydney’s Inner West Council is calling for Expressions of Interest from members of the community for the Inner West Economic Recovery Taskforce. The taskforce will help Council plan and coordinate the economic recovery of the Inner West, which has been smashed by the COVID-19 crisis. Council wants the membership of the taskforce to include a […]

Swastika drawn on Aboriginal flag

by ALEC SMART An Aboriginal flag mural in Camperdown Park, in Sydney’s inner west suburb of Newtown, was defaced with a swastika, prompting quick community action to cover the offensive graffiti. On 24 April, DiegoAndres Barberini RothseyRodriguez was walking through the park when he caught sight of the racist graffiti, and took a photo with […]

The Screwing Of Slyfox

By Madison Behringer. SLYFOX nightclub has been a permanent fixture in Sydney’s late-night music and club scene for over 20 years, nestled on Enmore Road in Sydney’s Inner West. Since 1998, SLYFOX has been operating as a 24-hour venue, giving locals a spot to go once the pubs and other bars close. Since opening, SLYFOX […]

Inner West Council moves Australia Day celebrations

By ELIZA SPENCER In an historic decision, Sydney’s Inner West Council (IWC) has voted to move the annual Australia Day celebrations to January 25, the day before the existing national holiday, becoming the first NSW council to change the controversial date. On 12 November, after a heated debate within council chambers, the motion passed with […]

Tree felling falling-out

By ALEC SMART The Greens and several independent councillors on the Inner West Council (IWC) are fuming after a revised plan for tree protection was amended at the last minute and voted into policy. The aggrieved councillors claim they were ‘ambushed’ when it was revealed the amendments, which permit residents to fell trees within three […]

To be, or not to be heritage

By Joan Henson The fast-tracked demolition of Lilyfield houses, on streetscape that residents have been advised to maintain like heritage, has surfaced in a 2004 Leichhardt Council report that recommended local conservation areas be expanded. This extension would have incorporated the streetscape of Mary Street, where a house was demolished about six weeks ago using […]

Igniting The Flames Of Creativity

Fire often has a mythical aura of either destruction or rebirth surrounding it. Something which makes it the perfect artistic medium to represent the creative community of Sydney’s Inner West at the upcoming EDGE Sydenham event. Over the course of the next two weekends, the Inner West Council has partnered with the local creative community […]

The One-Story Tree House

by MARK MORDUE I’ve been working at Addison Road Community Centre Organisation as their Media Adviser for the last six months. After a career in rock journalism and editing an inner-city paper that collapsed last year, leading me into a tough period of unemployment over Christmas, it’s been a real education for me to land […]

Seaside sculptures walking away

BY ALEC SMART Sculpture by the Sea, the annual three-week artists’ trail that takes place between late October and early November every year on the seafront walkway between Bondi Beach and Tamarama, is threatening to leave the area after this year’s event. It will end 22 years of incredible artworks set imaginatively into the landscape, […]

THE NAKED CITY – INDIE VENUES ON THE RISE!

During the 1970s in Sydney, the live music scene gathered momentum in numerous pubs and large licensed clubs. There were some smaller independent venues around but they often found it difficult to compete with the financial clout of the larger operators. For the pubs and clubs, promoting live music was a lucrative means of attracting […]