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Inner West goes red and green

BY JOSEPH FENAUGHTY Labor and the Greens were the biggest winners in this weekend’s Inner West Council elections with the Liberal party trailing a distant third. The weekend’s election ended over a year’s uncertainty since the forced amalgamations in 2016. This was the Inner west council’s first chance since to have democratically-elected councillors to preside […]

Independents Day of reckoning in the Inner West

BY TOMMY BOUTROUS   On Saturday, September 9, residents of the former Leichhardt, Marrickille and Ashfield Councils will elect councilors for the new Inner West Council. In 2016 the amalgamation of these three separate inner west councils more than halved the number of local representatives in the area from 36 to 15. On Saturday voters […]

Questions over amalgamation impact

BY BEN RAUE The forthcoming Local Council Elections on September 9 appear likely to produce some unexpected results amidst a backdrop of unfamiliar candidates and uneasy alliances. The forced amalgamations of electorates, that began after the NSW Government announced 19 new Sydney councils in May 2016, has created a significant stirring of resentment against the […]

Oldies but goodies: candidates make a comeback in Marrickville

BY GEORGIA CLARK The amalgamation of Sydney metropolitan councils may have been a game-changer for the Inner West Council, but this hasn’t deterred a number of familiar faces from making a comeback to contest the upcoming September 9 elections for the Marrickville ward. While a number of councillors were axed and boundaries redrawn, a handful […]

Clover Moore: our lips are sealed

BY ALEX EUGENE City of Sydney Councillor Craig Chung is gathering signatures for a petition demanding that the Lord Mayor Clover Moore stops refusing to allow council meetings to be live streamed to the public. Cr Chung moved a motion at the most recent council meeting to propose taking up live-streaming, electronically recorded voting and […]

Inner West Council race tipped to go to Greens and Labor

BY GEORGIA CLARK Four months into a highly awaited round of campaigning, candidates of the Inner West Council’s Stanmore ward are vying to take the helm of one of Sydney’s most vibrant communities. With the election just weeks away, the battle is tipped to be a game-changer for the area. Political heavyweights, the Greens and […]

Tale of two cities: Woollahra saved, Leichhardt razed

BY THE CITY HUB NEWS TEAM Alex Eugene, Georgia Clark, Tommy Boutros, Dylan Crismale Premier Gladys Berejiklian's latest backflip has created havoc for a number of Sydney councils. The shock announcement this week that the government would scrap all amalgamation plans for Councils contesting merger plans in court ensures that Woollahra Council will not be […]

WestConnex nightmare continues

BY WENDY BACON Last Friday, residents of apartments on the corner of Euston and Sydney Park Rd in Alexandria scored a small win. The NSW government has decided that instead of building the Westconnex motorway less than two metres from their house, it will now be between 3.5 and four metres. Spokeperson for the Friends […]

Horrible stench shows lack of empathy for locals

BY TOMMY BOUTROS A pile of landfill at St Peters interchange, where WestConnex works continue, is emitting a foul odour much to the chagrin of locals. Kids are being forced to stay inside, while other locals have reported trouble sleeping and going on with day to day activities because of the smell. A proposed parkland […]

Locals protest WestConnex with art

BY GEORGIA CLARK After 6 years of staunch opposition, the pushback against the WestConnex motorway has spearheaded a new era of expression as locals this week launch an exhibition showcasing heritage items salvaged from the development’s 33km path of destruction. The exhibition features a myriad of multimedia artworks including printed photos, 3D films and costumes […]