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Balmain deli celebrates 57 years of family and community

By BRIANNAH DEVLIN On Saturday March 20, Papa Joe & Co opened its doors to the public to come celebrate 57 years in Balmain on Darling Street.  Despite the endlessly heavy rain, the family business was humbled by the amount of people that turned up to the celebration of homemade Italian goods, deli delicacies, a […]

Communication fell with trees at Callan Park

By BRIANNAH DEVLIN Residents were appalled and saddened to learn that on the 26th of February, 10 trees were felled at Callan Park’s Glover Street Oval for what the Inner West Council justifies as for “sports fields.” In their 2021 announcements, Inner West Council wrote online that 10 trees were removed from leased land “as […]

Efendy’s win at small business ‘Oscars’ meaning more in tough times

By BRIANNAH DEVLIN And the ‘Oscar’ for the ‘Champion Restaurant’ goes to… Efendy Restaurant! (Applause erupts around The ICC Sydney) Balmain’s Efendy Restaurant on Elliott Street has taken home ‘Champion Restaurant’ at the Australian Small Business Champion Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony. They were among other winners across the country, with the awards aiming to […]

Barbara Ramjan’s extraordinary life of advocacy

By BRIANNAH DEVLIN Meet Barbara Ramjan. Change-maker. Advocate. She has lived in the inner west her whole life.  She’s a woman who has seen the world change in many ways and evolve into a different world than the one she was born in. Ramjan was nominated as part of Inner West Council’s International Women’s Day […]

The uncomfortable reality of January 26th

The Inner West Independent would like to begin by acknowledging the Traditional Owners of the land, the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. We also pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging, and that sovereignty was never ceded.  By BRIANNAH DEVLIN The 26th of January, also known as Australia Day, will be looking […]

Inner West roads not two-wheel ready

By BRIANNAH DEVLIN Sydney CBD cycleways constructions connecting the Inner West to Sydney CBD are just the tip of the iceberg for cycling connections in the Inner West. The construction of “two-way” cycleways on Saunders and Millers Street in Pyrmont will help link Sydney’s central business district to the Inner West. Construction began in October, […]

Inner West “cheated” out of Stronger Community Fund grant

By BRIANNAH DEVLIN  The investigation into the distribution of funds from the Stronger Community Funds grants has continued, with Mayor Darcy Byrne saying that the Inner West Council has been “cheated” out of $24 million, which could have contributed to a new local library. The Inner West Council announced on October 27th that they had […]