Inner West Independent

Applications open for Pride Centre panel

By ALLISON HORE The Inner West Council have opened applications for a panel which will provide advice and feedback on the establishment of a pride centre in the inner west. The panel is being set up to ensure that the diverse needs of the LGBTIQ community are considered and incorporated into the establishment of the […]

Raining Stories – Warren Roberts and YARN

By MARK MORDUE Splotches of rain hit the page and the birds in the trees above me start shouting. Big storm is coming. You can smell it in the air. Talking to Warren Roberts of YARN makes for a similarly charged 15-minute interview. All the time I feel like I might break on through to […]

Faces of Addi Road: Sebastian

By MARK MORDUE Do you know the lyrics to the song Lost in Music? “Lost in music, caught in trap, no turning back.” Well, it is the opposite of that for Sebastian. Music is the only true home he has. Hailing from Cali in Colombia, he has been living in Sydney now for seven months. Since […]

Inner-West Council chaos

By ALLISON HORE The Inner-West Council is in search of a new Chief Executive Officer after months of tension and council infighting culminated in CEO Michael Deegan ending his contract. Over two meetings within council on Tuesday and Thursday last week, Mr. Deegan negotiated with council to end his $440,000-a-year contract. The council resolved to […]

Marrickville street art “censored”

By ALLISON HORE A political mural in Marrickville was defaced on Thursday night, less than 24 hours after it was painted. The mural titled, 'Vote or Die - Deal with the devil', depicted US President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Scott shaking hands atop a pile of skulls. However, the mural was washed over with […]

An expensive birthday for the Red Lion Hotel

A complaint about a birthday party at the Red Lion Hotel in Rozelle has resulted in the venue being hit with a $10,000 fine. Liquor & Gaming inspectors inspected the pub on 15 August after receiving complaints about a birthday party on the 2nd of August. Around 40 patrons booked to be seated on the […]

Council win big in claim against WestConnex

By ALLISON HORE The Inner West Council has won big in a compensation claim against Transport for NSW. The council and the local community will receive a $2.875 million pay out from Transport for NSW for the compulsory acquisition of 2,285sqm of land at King George Park in January this year. The land in the […]

Figures reveal Inner West “tree massacre”

By ALLISON HORE Data released by the Inner West Council reveals there has been an 80% increase in applications for tree removals across the council area and a 100% increase in removals.  The sharp increase in the number of applications for tree removals comes after the Inner West council made changes to tree removal policies. […]

Inner West Council pushes to protect historic church

By ALLISON HORE The Inner West Council is moving to have a now-closed local church listed on the environmental heritage register to ensure that it is protected.  In response to the threat of demolition, the Inner West Council are seeking to amend the Marrickville Local Environmental Plan 2011 to recognise the heritage significance of the […]

Cash injection for Callan Park

By ALLISON HORE The NSW Government has announced $10 million additional funding will be committed to Callan park. The park in Lilyfield, in Sydney’s inner-west, has been considered “forgotten” and “neglected” and has faced threat from vandals and redevelopment. Jamie Parker, Greens member for Balmain who has campaigned for the protection of the Callan park, […]