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76-year-old pedestrian dies after being hit by a truck in Inner west

By ERIN MODARO A man who was hit by a truck while crossing a street in Dulwich Hill has died after spending eight days in the hospital. The 76-year-old man passed away on Friday June 24, over a week after he was hit by a truck crossing Frazer Street. On June 18, emergency services were […]

Addi Road receives ‘lifeline’ $982,000 grant from NSW government

By ERIN MODARO Addison Road Community Centre in Marrickville is set to receive a $982, 000 Crown Reserve grant from the NSW government to provide vital upgrades to the centre's heritage-listed building. Addison Road Community Organisation CEO Rosanna Barbero welcomes the investment as a "lifeline" for Addi road, which is the largest community centre in […]

Albanese invites local government to one annual Cabinet meeting with association ‘working towards’ full membership

By AMBER GRIFFIN The Australian Local Government Association (ALGA) has been granted an appointment at the National Cabinet at a conference this week by Labor government, after a long history of lobbying for representation. The appointment of Local Government to the National Cabinet was just one of Prime Minster Anthony Albanese's pre-election promises, however the […]

Western Sydney Uni gears up for more strikes after Union meeting

By SHARLOTTE THOU Western Sydney University (WSU) is gearing up to continue fighting for fair pay, after a motion was passed at a recent WSU union meeting to "prepare for further strike action". The WSU branch of the National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) has decided to strike "early as practicable in Spring semester, and for […]

Sweltering Cities holds trivia night to help cool Australia’s hottest suburbs

By ERIN MODARO Sweltering Cities is running a fundraising trivia night at the Young Henry's brewery in Newtown this Sunday, for its campaign to help turn down the heat in Australia's hottest suburbs. Emma Bacon, founder and Executive Director of Sweltering Cities, says the organisation works in communities that are impacted by extreme heat, and […]

The Voices of Wentworth: following in the footsteps of past ‘voices’ movements

By ERIN MODARO The Voices of Wentworth is just one of over 50 independent local organisations helping their communities engage in local democracy. Starting in 2019, the non-partisan group was devised by local residents who felt disillusioned and underrepresented by their local members. The Voices of Wentworth model was based off previous groups who had […]

Pyrmont residents ignored on fight for viable public transport on peninsula

By AMBER GRIFFIN A Pyrmont resident group says it has been ignored by NSW government about concerns over limited public transport options, after key bus stops were removed from an essential route early in the year. The Pyrmont Peninsula Public Transport Forum (PPPTF), a group of Pyrmont businesses and residents who advocate for improved public […]

Transport for NSW to ban right-hand turns at Bondi Road intersection against community consultation   

By SASHA FOOT Transport for NSW is proceeding to ban right-hand turns at the intersection of Wellington Street and Bondi Road from July 1st, despite continued community and council opposition that halted the proposal nine years ago.   The community maintains that removing the right turn will have detrimental impact on school time traffic, as Montessori […]

Swim coach charged with child sexual abuse offenses from 1970s

By ERIN MODARO A former swimming coach in South Sydney was charged today over the alleged sexual abuse of two young girls in the 1970s. Police arrested the 76-year-old man this morning from his home in Condell Park, after extensive inquiries into the alleged abuse were carried out by a strike team. The man has […]

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 […]