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Amalgamation report card troubles IWC

BY MICHAEL HITCH Inner West Councillors have expressed dismay after being presented with only a single page organisational report as part of the inner west council amalgamation process. At the Inner West Council meeting on 25 September, councillors were given the one page report detailing the General Manager and Senior Staff structure of the council, […]

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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 […]

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IWC demerger urged

BY JOHN MOYLE It could be a case of going back to the future for the newly-merged Inner West Council if a coalition of independents and Greens get their way for a demerger from their 2016 forced amalgamation. “Communities a lot less affluent than our council have challenged the mergers and they have won,” Councillor […]

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IWC meeting ends in deadlock

The annual meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) ended a day early at the Casino Park Hotel on the island of Madeira in Portugal, with no agreement on the future of the IWC and no end in sight to whaling. IWC chief William Hogarth said: "If we don't have answers by 2010, I think […]

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The Perks of Office

Opinion By PETER HEHIR An article in the Sunday Telegraph on 19th June states that “the Inner West Council Mayor Darcy Byrne – who is a close friend and former staffer of Prime Minister Anthony ­Albanese – owes more than $15,000 in rates on a $2.5m property in Balmain. The Mayor, Darcy Thomas Martin Byrne […]

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Inner West Council de-amalgamation continues on rocky path as business case comes under fire

By AMBER GRIFFIN A business case detailing the process of de-amalgamation for the Inner West Council (IWC) is receiving heavy criticism from councillors and residents, after it was passed for public exhibition at a recent IWC meeting. Earlier in the year, the Inner West Councils (IWC) General Manager Peter Gainsford commissioned consulting firm Morrison Low to […]

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Indigenous Affairs Minister Linda Burney kicks off Uluru Statement campaign at Marrickville

By LILA PIERCE The Inner West recently held a packed forum addressing the Uluru Statement from the Heart at Marrickville Town Hall on June 18, with key speakers including Indigenous Affairs Minister Linda Burney and Labor Senator Patrick Dodson.  Hosting the forum was Inner West Mayor Darcy Byrne, joined by the Director of the From […]

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Is de-amalgamation in the toilet?

Opinion by PETER HEHIR Politics has always been a numbers game. The winners are those who get a seat at the trough, everybody else can “eat shit and die”, as one of my rougher acquaintances used to say.  The numbers as far as the de-amalgamation of the Inner West Council (IWC) are clear. Over 62 […]

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Transport for NSW kept Inner West Council in the dark about St Peters contamination

By WENDY BACON Transport for NSW failed to inform Inner West Council (IWC) about public safety concerns for land in St Peters that it wanted the Council to manage as a park. A City Hub investigation has found that the NSW Environmental Protection Authority’s concerns about hazard risks at the site led it to require […]

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Walsh Bay Arts Precinct Wins National Trust Heritage Award

By Amber Griffin One of Sydney’s most characterful and creative waterfronts has been acknowledged by the National Trust at its annual Heritage Awards, in time for the Australian Heritage Festival. Earlier this year, the Walsh Bay Arts Precinct was unveiled following a major redevelopment on Sydney’s historically remarkable Pier 2/3 and Wharf 4/5, designed by Tonkin […]

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