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Body of 64-year-old missing Inner West man found in Rozelle Bay

By TOKS OGUNDARE The body of a missing 64-year-old man from the Inner West was found in Rozelle Bay this morning after NSW Police appealed for the public's help to locate him earlier this week.  The man was last seen at his home in Annandale at around 10:00 pm on Sunday and was reported missing […]

Inner West rents rise as prices across Sydney record steep increase

By PATRICK MCKENZIE House rents across Sydney increased by over $20 in the final quarter of 2021, according to a new report confirming the steepest annual increase since 2009. Data from Domain's December 2021 rental report has revealed that house rents in Sydney jumped a record 9.1 per cent last year, hitting a record high […]

Four more Inner West COVID-19 deaths as NSW records 34,660 new cases

By DANIEL LO SURDO Four more people from the Inner West have died from COVID-19 as 34,660 new cases were detected by NSW Health in the last reporting period. It is part of 20 new deaths that were recorded in the 24 hours up to 8:00 pm last night, while hospitalisations reached 2,650 and 191 […]

Inner West Council to grant land access to Iglu student accommodation

By TOKS OGUNDARE Inner West Council announced yesterday a proposal to grant an easement over the Darrell Jackson Gardens to the controversial Iglu student accommodation building site in Summer Hill.  The easement will allow Iglu Pty Ltd the permanent right to access and use the land to connect stormwater drainage to the existing Sydney Water […]

Two people from the Inner West die as inner city records almost 2,500 new COVID-19 cases

By DANIEL LO SURDO Two people from the Inner West have died from COVID-19 in the last reporting period as the Sydney Local Health District, which includes the Balmain, Concord, Canterbury and Royal Prince Alfred Hospitals, recorded 2,480 new cases. It comes as NSW detected 63,018 new cases of COVID-19, while hospitalisations rose to 2,525 […]

Parents and teachers left needing ‘more information’ on NSW school return ahead of National cabinet meeting

By DANIEL LO SURDO Rapid antigen testing is set to play a crucial role in NSW’s back to school plan, with Premier Dominic Perrottet refusing to keep schools closed despite many students set to return to classrooms unvaccinated on February 1. Under a “test to stay” program, students in the same cohort as any confirmed […]

Inner West Council experiencing staff shortages as NSW surpasses 500,000 COVID-19 cases

By TOKS OGUNDARE Inner West Council has announced it is experiencing staffing shortages due to the surging Omicron outbreak in Sydney. It comes as NSW reports 25,870 new cases on Tuesday, with hospitalisations rising to 2,186 after 156 more people were admitted for treatment yesterday. The shortages have impacted several council services, including bulky waste […]

Submissions to Inquiry into Bill impacting future of Callan Park almost due

By EVA BAXTER Public submissions to the Upper House Inquiry into the Greater Sydney Parklands Trust Bill 2021 are open until January 16th. Last year debate over the use of Callan Park, a parkland with 61 hectares of space including waterfront, sites connected to Country, and history as a hospital for the treatment of mental […]

Inner West road deaths: an avoidable tragedy

Opinion by ANDREW CHUTER A pair of recent pedestrian deaths in Sydney's inner west are a sad indictment of our cars-first transport planning. In October in Leichhardt, mother-of-two Valentina Gioia, was hit by a van while crossing the road in front of MarketPlace on Marion St. In December, a 3-year old boy was hit by a Toyota Kluger in front […]

Darcy Byrne returned as Inner West Mayor, Jessica D’Arienzo voted as Deputy

By DANIEL LO SURDO Labor has secured both the Inner West Mayoralty and Deputy Mayoralty as Darcy Byrne and Jessica D'Arienzo were voted into the respective positions at the council's new term on Wednesday evening. Cr Byrne won election into the mayoralty after outgoing Greens councillor Rochelle Porteous occupied the position from September to December […]