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City of Sydney to investigate hosting gender diverse swim nights after Inner West success

By AMBER GRIFFIN The City of Sydney will investigate hosting their own trans and gender diverse swim nights after the neighbouring Inner West Council's first-ever inclusive swim night in April was hailed as a resounding success. A motion calling on council officers to evaluate the capacity for the City to host their own trans and […]

Inner West Trans and Gender Diverse swim night a ‘raging success’: Deputy Mayor

By DANIEL LO SURDO The Inner West's deputy mayor has called the first Trans and Gender Diverse swim night a "raging success", with the event going ahead on Friday night after receiving a deluge of transphobic comments earlier this month. The swim night, which took place at Ashfield Aquatic Centre, was announced this month and […]

Inner West Council removes trans and gender diverse post after online abuse

By ERIN MODARO A social media post promoting a transgender and gender diverse swim night hosted by Inner West Council has received a deluge of abusive and transphobic comments, causing the post to be removed from Facebook.  Earlier this month, council announced that Ashfield Aquatic Centre would be hosting a free, exclusive swim night for […]

Ashfield Aquatic Centre to host free trans and gender diverse swim night

By DANIEL LO SURDO Ashfield Aquatic Centre will play host to a free trans and gender diverse swim night later this month, in a move to promote accessible and inclusive events in the Inner West. The trans and gender diverse community, as well as allies, friends, partners and families will all be given free, exclusive […]

$8 million Dawn Fraser Baths restoration wins NSW construction award

By PATRICK MCKENZIE Three major Inner West Council infrastructure projects have been recognised at ​​the Master Builders Excellence in Construction Awards. Haberfield Library, Ashfield Aquatic Centre and the historic redevelopment of Dawn Fraser Baths in Balmain received awards in assorted categories that recognised everything from their complexity, care and management within a tight timeframe. The […]

Dive into Zetland’s new multi-million dollar aquatic centre

By ALLISON HORE A new hundred million dollar aquatic centre has opened in Zetland after being delayed for almost a year. On February 1, the City of Sydney officially opened the $106.5 million Gunyama Park Aquatic and Recreation Centre. City of Sydney Mayor Clover Moore said the facility is the “largest pool complex built in […]