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Inner West florist Jodie McGregor Flowers wins $10,000 grant from CBA

By EVA BAXTER  Annandale local since 1999 Jodie McGregor Flowers has won a $10,000 grant from Commonwealth Bank (CBA).  CBA offered merchants the chance to win $10,000 as part of the company’s recent campaign supporting small businesses to resurge after the impacts of the pandemic through the introduction of StepPay.  StepPay, similar in many ways […]

The Annandale illustrator bringing the Sydney ‘fantasy’ to life

By DANIEL LO SURDO Lew Keilar first settled in Sydney at The Abbey, Annandale, finding work and residency as a housekeeper.  Over three decades on, the illustrator, now a bonafide Annandale local, is showcasing his version of Sydney to the buying public.  “It’s a bit of a homage and a bit of a fantasy in […]

Annandale community bands together to save heritage property

By LUCINDA GARBUTT-YOUNG The Inner West community has rallied together to save a historic Annandale property threatened by subdivision and redevelopment. Annandale boasts some of Sydney’s oldest buildings, with wide roads revealing gothic-style architecture and WWII buildings.  When a historic home on Nelson Street featuring original wooden facades and a historic 10metre wide frontage was […]

The Magic Lane: How Sydney’s “favourite story” will become an official community site

By LUCINDA GARBUTT-YOUNG Through the winding lanes of Annandale, there is a long-reigning community spirit. Paths bloom with seasonal foliage, and small front yards have rambling verge gardens. Much of this can be traced back to Kathy O’Donnell, who took over a dilapidated alleyway in 2015. Almost six years later, her now well-known project is […]

Experience Christmas in the Inner West

By RIDA BABAR & ALLISON HORE The festive season for many will be a welcome distraction from the troubled year that was 2020.  Here’s how you can put bushfires, a pandemic and economic recession behind you and experience five senses of festive sensations in the Inner West this Christmas. HEAR What would Christmas be without […]

Mural faces mauling

By ALLISON HORE The Westconnex has met with more controversy with the release of their proposed changes to the approved design of the Rozelle and Lilyfield interchange for the M4-M5 Link. The change would bring the complex and expensive underground interchange above ground in a series of overpasses. However, many believe the changes pose a […]

WestConnex takes its toll in Annandale

By WENDY BACON WestConnex contractors chopped down scores more trees in Annandale late on Monday night, just hours after residents protested against the destruction of Buruwan Park, which will make way for road widening and a giant overpass across to Rozelle. Since 2016, 8000 trees have been chopped down across Sydney's Inner West by WestConnex, […]

It’s your home. You fix it

By Peter Hehir It’s now abundantly clear that the Sydney Motorway Corporation and the RMS have absolutely no intention of repairing any family homes damaged by WestConnex construction, despite this being a legal obligation. The Department of Planning and Environment have also failed the community, in not enforcing compliance of this requirement. The SMC and […]

Westconnex bottoms out

Inner West residents learned for the first time last week that the WestConnex Stage 3 tunnel between Haberfield and St Peters would be less than 20 metres under some of their homes. NSW Planning approved the project in April with only an ‘indicative route’. Since then residents have been waiting for a map. The final […]

From park to plate

BY GEORGIA CLARK One of the inner west’s longest running community gardens is this year heralding 20-years at the forefront of the community garden movement. The Whites Creek Community Garden forged its place as one of the inner west’s most successful community gardens after a hard-fought battle to reclaim the area as public space began […]