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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 […]

Community celebrates ‘Little Greece’ in Marrickville

By ERIN MODARO The official celebration of 'Little Greece' in Marrickville kicked off over the weekend in a community event with Greek music and dancing, as well as a procession and concert. Front runners of the event included MC Alex Lykos, Tassos Bouzouki and St Nicholas Church Greek Dancing Group, as well as the unveiling […]

Council presses Transport for NSW on 40km/hr speed limits across Inner West

By ERIN MODARO 40km/hr speed limits could soon be implemented on all local roads throughout the Inner West as council continues to push Transport for NSW for lower limits. A motion was unanimously passed by Inner West at a recent council meeting calling for a letter to be sent to the Minister for Metropolitan Roads […]

Inner West Council seeks transparency on St Peters Interchange contamination

By AMBER GRIFFIN After a City Hub investigation revealed that council had been left in the dark about the NSW government's concerns over contamination at the WestConnex St Peters Interchange, the Inner West Council is taking action to gain transparency on the situation. A motion at a recent Inner West Council meeting requesting an "urgent […]

Inner West Councillors clash over addressing community arts sector concerns

By ERIN MODARO Two arts recovery motions tabled by Greens Councillors at a recent Inner West Council meeting have been struck down, with both motions falling to an 8-7 vote against. Inner West Councillor Liz Atkins brought forward a motion that would push for the introduction of a fixed income support scheme for artists, after […]

Inner West Pride Centre revisited by council after previous plans stalled

By ERIN MODARO Inner West Councillors are revisiting plans for a Pride Centre to be established at Newtown Town Hall after the project remained untouched for over a year. The concept for an Inner West Pride centre was originally brought forward over five years ago in 2017, however efforts to institute the centre stalled when […]

Cowper Street building demolished to make way for new Glebe social housing

By SASHA FOOT An existing public housing block in Glebe has been demolished by the NSW Land and Housing Corporation to make way for a $34 million social housing development, which community activists have described as an act of "vandalism.” Once completed in early 2024, the redevelopment of 17-31 Cowper Street and 2A-2D Wentworth Park […]

First ‘survival memorial’ for reconciliation announced by Inner West Council

By AMBER GRIFFIN The first of the three First Nations Survival Memorials has been commissioned by the Inner West to be erected in Ashfield at Yeo Park. The memorial will be created by artists Nicole Monks of Yamaji Wajarri and Maddison Gibbs of Barkindji. In early May, the Inner West Council unanimously voted to put […]

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 […]

Inner West celebrates Reconciliation Week with educational and cultural events

By ERIN MODARO The Inner West Council is running several cultural and educational events to celebrate National Reconciliation Week in the community. The events include a movie screening of a documentary from First Nations perspectives about Indigenous incarceration in Australia, called ‘Incarceration Nation’. Also included in the agenda is a night walk in which Wiradjuri […]