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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 […]

Mark Drury to champion Ashfield in new Inner West Council term

By DANIEL LO SURDO Mark Drury has been a councillor in the Inner West for over 16 years. In that time, he has helped build the new Ashfield Aquatic Centre, propelled calls for the GreenWay infrastructure project and pushed for improvements to Dulwich Hill Station. He has also served as the Chair of the Parramatta […]

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: Fox’s Lane adorned with new artwork ahead of Inner West event

By DANIEL LO SURDO Fox's Lane in Ashfield has been adorned with public artwork ahead of a public event on Saturday, with the new installation hoping to spark the area into a reactivated, vibrant space for the Inner West community. Fox's Lane will be activated on Saturday evening for a night of artwork, workshops, performances […]

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 […]

Woman who fatally struck pedestrian at Ashfield intersection charged

By ERIN MODARO A woman from Picnic Point has been charged following a fatal pedestrian crash at an Ashfield intersection in the Inner West earlier this month. The 48-year-old driver who struck the elderly man was charged with dangerous driving occasioning death and is due to appear before Burwood Local Court on Tuesday 24th of […]

Safety calls for Inner West crossing intensify after pedestrian death

By ERIN MODARO A community petition in the Inner West calling for increased safety at an Ashfield intersection has gathered new steam in response to a pedestrian fatality last week. On Sunday, a pedestrian was struck by a dual cap four-wheel drive at the Frederick and John Street intersection while using the pedestrian crossing and […]

‘Really meaningful to me’: Bilingual storytelling headlines Inner West Lunar New Year celebrations

By PATRICK MCKENZIE When Nga Le performed a song at Marrickville Library as an eight-year-old after coming to Australia as a refugee, she never expected to be performing there again, let alone decades later.  “From when I was a little kid who hadn’t fully grasped the English language, to come back as an adult and […]

Ambitious community plan to halve rubbish in the Cooks River by 2025 endorsed by council

By ASTON BROWN The Cooks River is set to get cleaner under a new strategy that aims to coordinate clean-up efforts across council, community, and local authorities to target litter at its source. Earlier this week, the Inner West Council unanimously voted to endorse the new plan that aims to halve the amount of rubbish […]