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No Trouble Brewing

BY ALEC SMART   Even the most attentive local may be surprised to hear Sydney’s inner west has a lot of breweries. There are at least 15 operating within a five kilometre radius of Marrickville, the beating heart of craft breweries, including Batch, Willie The Boatman, Sauce, Young Henrys, Wayward, Rocks, Hopsters, Grifter, Balmain, Staves, […]

Macri wants politics out of IWC

BY LANIE TINDALE   The Inner West Council's new Deputy Mayor wants to "get back to the basics." Independent Councillor Victor Macri replaced Julie Passas as Deputy Mayor last week. Cr Macri told City Hub he would like to use his role to improve council meetings. "At the moment they're very poor, I'd like to […]

Opinion: Public toilets are crap

By ALEC SMART Ask the average Sydneysider about the universal Emerald City experience and you will inevitably have to listen to rhapsodies about the beaches and the harbour, then several rants about real estate prices, traffic and rude people on the inadequate public transport. Almost everyone in Sydney can regale you with rat tales - […]

Henson park redevelopment kicks off

By Lanie Tindale The Inner West Council has supported a proposal to negotiate the redevelopment of Henson Park’s King George V Grandstand with AFL NSW/ACT, Sydney Swans and Newtown Jets. The clubs have offered a $4 million development of the Marrickville facilities in exchange for a “long term lease of the grandstand and a licence […]

May Murray childcare in limbo

By Lanie Tindale  Marrickville residents are protesting the Inner West council’s recommendation to close down the May Murray Early Learning Centre. Marrickville resident Annabel Prince's two year old son Oliver is enrolled at May Murray. “On Friday night I received an odd email from Council,” said Ms. Prince. The email contained a link leading to the council agenda for the next Council meeting. “Buried within that agenda I discovered […]

Snap judgement

BY ISOBEL RUSHE Snap Send Solve is a free mobile app allowing users in Australia and New Zealand to report public hazards, nuisances or infringements to over 700 responsible authorities for further investigation, including every local council in Australia. However, it has its drawbacks. Over 3,000 reports are sent to authorities across Australia through the […]

Domestic disputes increase

BY ANNA FREELAND To meet a growing demand for youth family and domestic violence support services, Marrickville Legal Centre has for the first time employed a Youth and Family Violence Solicitor. With nine out of every ten clients under the age of 25 seeking domestic violence-related help, it is now the most common issue raised […]

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 […]

Hype you can believe in

BY ANITA SENARATNA Unusual and unique items abound at Hypmotive, an artisan community hub based in vibrant Marrickville. For pompom jewellery to tote bags with astronauts on them or prints of labradors, look no further than Hypmotive. The business is the brainchild of Jake and Renee Russo, who describe the space as “part retail, part gallery […]

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 […]