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Inner-west Liberal-Labor pact

BY ALEC SMART A deal between Labor and the Liberal Party in last week’s Inner-West mayoral election has critics furious that democracy has been subverted, with The Greens claiming they’ve been marginalized. The Mayoral election pitted former Leichardt Mayor Darcy Byrne (Labor) against first-time councillor Pauline Lockie (Independent), in a contest that was ultimately decided […]

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 […]

Unique retail concepts driving change

BY TOMMY BOUTROS In the heart of Marrickville, surrounded by a dense collection of creative studios and maker spaces, Hypmotive Hub have just opened their doors to deliver locally designed and made brands direct to the public. The Hub is part of a unique new retail concepts to drive the growth of Sydney’s cultural scene, […]

Marrickville Public Toilets: no lids, no butts

BY CHRISTOPHER HARRIS What does your loo say about you? In the Marrickville local government area, the stainless steel bowls may be more maximum security prison than minimalist chic. A draft public toilet plan sparked intense debate within Marrickville Council and on social media, after “prison style toilets” were proposed for the LGA. Marrickville’s Council’s […]

Marrickville prioritises cycle infrastructure

By Lydia Watson-Moore   Marrickville Council has promised almost one million dollars for its cycle infrastructure  in its 2015/16 budget, a move welcomed by the growing cycling community in the area. At the latest Council meeting last Tuesday June 9, councillors agreed to increase spending to $949,000, which Greens councillor Sylvie Ellsmore said is double […]

Marrickville joins stand against WestConnex

By Emily Contador-Kelsall   Marrickville Council officially declared their opposition to the contentious WestConnex project at last week’s council meeting, a move that the WestConnex Action Group labelled “a great win for grassroots resident groups”. This vote came a week before revelations that the WestConnex project will not ease congestion based on the state government's […]

Marrickville to debate fate of heritage houses

By Georgia Fullerton Marrickville Council may reassess the heritage value of three terraces situated on the site of the old Marrickville Hospital.The development application, put forward in September of last year, is part of a plan to redevelop the rear half of a site on Livingstone Road. Marrickville Hospital closed in 1991 and was purchased […]

Bar Fly: Gasoline Pony

FACT: Gin tastes even better when you find out it's been made by a guy who started distilling spirits in his cubby house when he was only 11 years old, so that he could pick up chicks.

Marrickville condemns anti-Semitism

By Emily Contador-Kelsall   Marrickville Council unanimously supported a mayoral minute last week condemning anti-Semitic behaviour that had surfaced in the area. The motion was introduced after councillor Rosana Tyler was targeted with anti-Semitic vandalism on a sign advertising her personal business due to her Jewish faith. The University of Sydney has also come to […]