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Come Home Fonzi…

By ASTON BROWN The fate of Glebe’s renowned missing cat remains a mystery despite his family and the community’s best efforts. On May 29 - a Saturday morning - Fonzi was let outside to go to the toilet. Instead of returning for breakfast, the 2-year-old Burmese cat vanished without a trace. "It’s awful, I've never […]

Inner West Councillors to request investigation of freight line noises in Marrickville

By DANIEL LO SURDO Inner West Councillors unanimously supported a motion requesting the Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) to investigate noise concerns from Marrickville residents living by the goods rail corridor. Councillor Julie Passas, who seconded the motion tabled from Marrickville Ward Councillor Victor Marci, offered little hope for the request, despite her support for […]

Inner West: Fears Western Harbour Tunnel could render Dawn Fraser Baths ‘unusable’

By DANIEL LO SURDO Inner West Mayor Rochelle Porteous told a Parliamentary Inquiry yesterday that the Western Harbour Tunnel, a planned underground motorway connecting the Warringah Freeway to the Rozelle Interchange, could render Balmain's newly-reopened Dawn Fraser Baths 'unusable'. The Dawn Fraser Baths reopened last week after Health Minister Brad Hazzard granted Councillor Darcy Byrne's […]

Camperdown Social Housing residents protest over-policing and rent control while under hard COVID-19 lockdown

By DANIEL LO SURDO Residents and supporters of the Common Ground social housing facility in Camperdown protested renting conditions and over-policing after their building was placed in a hard lockdown for two weeks after four tenants tested positive to COVID-19. Residents revealed that the NSW Police, under the direction of NSW Health, were confiscating alcohol […]

Inner West: Strathfield home featured as part of 2021 Sustainable House Day

By DANIEL LO SURDO A Strathfield South home has been featured as part of 2021 Sustainable House Day. The house, named the PassivCourtyard, is a Passive House, meaning that it is nearly airtight and highly insulated to allow the temperature to be kept stable throughout the year. PassivCourtyard and Envirotechture Director Andy Marlow told the Independent […]

Inner West: Council to hold NSW Government accountable for contaminated WestConnex Park

By KATELYN MILLIGAN Inner West Council has called for the NSW Government to conduct an immediate investigation into potential contamination at WestConnex St Peters Interchange Park. Council will write to Premier Gladys Berejiklian and relevant Ministers to hold NSW Government accountable for the remediation, ownership and management of the toxic parkland within the Inner West […]

Darcy Bryne out, Rochelle Porteous in as Inner West Council vote new Mayor

By DANIEL LO SURDO Greens Councillor Ms Rochelle Porteous has been voted in as the new Inner West Mayor after defeating previous Mayor Darcy Byrne and Deputy Mayor Victor Macri for the position. The vote finished between Ms Porteous and Labor Councillor Mr Byrne, with the former winning the mayoralty with seven votes to Byrne's […]

Cycling surges in the inner-city

By DANIEL LO SURDO The inner-city has seen a boom in cycling use in the past two years.  The City of Sydney’s 2021 Active Transport Survey revealed that regular cycling has more than doubled since 2019, with more than half of regular cyclists beginning in the last two years.  State Member for Newtown Jenny Leong […]

Coogee business leaning into Sydney lockdowns

By DANIEL LO SURDO A Coogee-based business has used the Sydney COVID-19 lockdowns as an opportunity to further their trading. Coogee Creations Co, a locally-owned and produced handmade and natural artisan soy wax candles and bath product business, has launched a new collection last month after coming to life last year during Sydney's first lockdown. […]

Inner West Mayoralty vote looms for Councillors

By DANIEL LO SURDO Inner West councillors will vote for a new mayor this Tuesday before the next local government elections scheduled for December.  Whilst the mayor elected on Tuesday may only serve a three-month term, it’s believed that three frontrunners - incumbent Mayor Darcy Byrne and Deputy Mayor Victor Macri, as well as a […]