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Carrington Road cycleway completed This week the Carrington Road cycleway in Marrickville is expected to be completed. The cycleway, an initiative of Marrickville Council, provides a cycle link between the Cooks River and Marrickville Station. The route will create a new link in Regional Cycle Route 05, which runs from the Cooks River to Camperdown. […]

Marrickville Council says no to Citizen’s Question Time

Marrickville Council has voted against a motion to introduce a “Citizen’s Question Time” in council meetings. The Question Time would involve a dedicated 30 minute slot at each Marrickville Council meeting during which members of the public are able ask questions of councillors and speak about community issues of their choosing. The motion would change […]

Westconnex route to undergo further changes

Marrickville Council has welcomed news that the NSW Government will change the WestConnex route to accommodate community concerns. The original WestConnex plan was set to impact the Tempe Lands, Tempe Reserve and Tempe Wetlands. Backlash from council and community group Tempe 2020 led the state government to recognise the significance of these areas and announce […]

Camperdown Bowling Club scraps poker machines

Camperdown Bowling Club will become the second club in the inner west to become pokie free after Marrickville Council voted in favor of allowing Canterbury Hurlstone RSL to lead the club's refurbishment. As part of Canterbury Hurlstone RSL’s plan to rejuvenate the club, it will eliminate all poker machines. The move comes in the wake […]

Marrickville Council reforms confidentiality policy

By Sophie Schmidt Marrickville Council has reversed its implied ban on disclosing confidential information between council and developers. According to Greens Councillor Max Phillips, however, there is still a need for more transparent procedures. Earlier this year, Cr Phillips released confidential information regarding a proposed Voluntary Planning Agreement (VPA) between local council and Meriton, the […]

Uncertain future for childcare in Marrickville

By Emily Contador-Kelsall Marrickville council is fighting funding cuts to Family Day Care [FDC] in a bid to safeguard the future of childcare in Marrickville. Marrickville council is acting against funding cuts to FDC services announced in the May Budget and changes to funding eligibility that threaten the presence of FDCs in Marrickville. For more […]

Faculty opens, services cut, Green Sq ideas

Faculty opens University of Technology Sydney (UTS) UTS Chancellor and Prof Vicki Sara (left) with Dame Marie Bashir, Governor of New South Wales, and UTS Vice-Chancellor Prof Ross Milbourne, toasted the official opening of the first and largest of the three buildings in the university's billion-dollar "City Campus Master Plan" on June 12. The new […]

LGBTIQ community showcased

Marrickville Council celebrated the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and questioning communities of Inner Western Sydney at the council’s third annual LGBTIQ forum. Mayor Jo Haylen said Marrickville prides itself on being a leader in its celebration of inclusivity and diversity. "I strongly encourage community members to embrace this unique opportunity, and take a hands-on […]

Marickville welcomes refugees

Marrickville Council has discussed the struggles facing refugees and asylum seekers in Australia at their latest Refugee Forum at the Addison Rd Community Centre. Marrickville Mayor Jo Haylen said on June 4 listening to people share their stories at the forum reinforced the importance of the council welcoming those in need. “Marrickville has a proud […]

Whistleblower wins: Marrickville councillor’s suspension overturned

The appeal of Marrickville Greens councillor Max Phillips against his two month suspension from council has been upheld by the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal. The suspension was issued by the NSW Division of Local Government after Cr Phillips refused to apologise for informing local residents about a $5 million offer made to council by […]