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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 councillor says state government invitation to skate park an ‘insult’

By DANIEL LO SURDO An Inner West councillor has called the mayor and general manager's invitation of the NSW Greater Sydney Parklands Trust chief executive to the site of the proposed Leichhardt skate park an "insult to the community", accusing the pair of dismissing "the local residents and [instead asking] for opinions from state government". […]

Inner West on track to exceed tree planting targets despite new threat to green space

By PATRICK MCKENZIE Inner West Council announced on Wednesday that it is due to surpass its previous record of tree planting in parks and streets under a new program that began in 2020. More than 3200 trees have been planted so far, with 800 more due to be planted by the end of the year. […]

Two inner Sydney councils approve moves for electric vehicle charging stations

By PATRICK MCKENZIE Inner West and Waverley Councils will look into providing more public electric vehicle (EV) charging stations in their areas, following successful motions at recent council meetings. At an Inner West Council meeting this month, councillors unanimously passed a motion proposing an EV charging station pilot program across council-managed public parking areas. The […]

Inner West Council to trial micro forests as part of $2 million tree planting commitment

By SEJA AL ZAIDI Inner West Council will trial ‘micro forests’ around the Inner West as part of a $2 million commitment for new tree planting in the next council budget, despite Greens and Independent councillors believing that a better recommendation for tree development control was left on the table. A micro forest, which was […]

Culture, climate and de-amalgamation: Stanmore-Damun Ward priorities according to Inner West election candidates

By EVA BAXTER Stanmore-Damun Ward includes Camperdown, Newtown, Stanmore, Enmore, Petersham and Lewisham and is currently represented on Inner West Council by Labor councillor Anna York, Greens councillor Louise Steer and Independent Pauline Lockie. Lockie is the only councillor bidding for re-election. Pauline Lockie Lockie told the Independent that despite the difficulty of campaigning as […]