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Invasion Day averted in the Inner West

BY JESSICA DE VERA New citizens may soon receive an invitation to be sworn in as Australian citizens during NAIDOC Week instead of Australia Day. Inner West Council will be the first council in NSW to initiate and hold a citizenship ceremony during NAIDOC Week, which is held in the first week of July each […]

Mirvac eyes Marrickville

BY JESSICA DE VERA Yet another precinct in Marrickville may be about to fall victim to a stint of over-development, courtesy of property giant Mirvac. The Sydney-based company has submitted a proposal for new high-density redevelopments on Carrington Road, although the Inner West Council has deemed the initial plans unacceptable. Mayor of Inner West Council […]

WestCon protestors snubbed

By JESSICA DE VERA Community groups in the inner-west opposing the WestConnex road development scheme have been denied funding following last Tuesday’s extraordinary meeting at the Inner West Council. Disruption descended in the meeting when residents grew angry after they waited over three hours to discuss the notified agenda. “The substantive motions put forward by the […]

Mayhem in Marrickville

  BY JESSICA DE VERA   In June this year, the Inner West Council approved the plans for the rezoning of Victoria Road Precinct in Marrickville, despite community criticism and the decision being made while the council was still in transition. The plans are now set for forwarding to the Minister for Planning, and if […]

Cyclists need more bike lanes to ride

BY JESSICA DE VERA One in five cyclists have abandoned battling other motorists in Sydney because of the safety risks associated with riding, according to the Austroads’ Australian Cycling Participation Survey 2017. But the upcoming Sydney Rides Festival, a month-long event by the City of Sydney Council, is hoping to change that statistic and promote […]

Art not ads

BY JESSICA DE VERA A prominent mural in the inner west was painted over with a movie advertisement and the Inner West Council are likely to come to a decision on regulatory action sometime this week. The community of Newtown displayed their outrage on multiple platforms when they noticed the iconic “It’s like a jungle […]