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Inner West: Sydney Swans bringing AFLW to Marrickville

By DANIEL LO SURDO AFLW will arrive in the Inner West late next year when the Sydney Swans begin their inaugural national league campaign at Marrickville’s Henson Park.  The Swans were granted an AFLW license from the 2022/23 season along with three other clubs to bring the competition to 18 teams, matching the AFL.  State […]

Residents let down as Perrottet takes WestConnex profits from Inner West

By DANIEL LO SURDO The Inner West conveyed their disappointment after State Treasurer Dominic Perrottet declared plans to transfer profits from WestConnex’s privatisation into the $15 billion NSW Generations Fund last week.  The announcement came after the Inner West was promised investments into their local infrastructure and facilities to mitigate the implications of 24-hour construction […]

The two Eastern Suburbs students making a difference in Timor Leste

By DANIEL LO SURDO Two Eastern Suburbs locals are beginning another ambitious campaign to raise funds and awareness for disadvantaged children in Timor Leste.  Alessandro Piovano and Adam Hegedus, two 23-year-old students from Waverley, will take on the 104-kilometre track from Apollo Bay to the Twelve Apostles in Victoria to raise $30,000 to fund the […]

Sleeping in shifts: Understanding the reality of Sydney’s homeless surge

By DANIEL LO SURDO Leading housing experts have become increasingly concerned with the housing structures propelling homelessness patterns in the inner-city.  On any given night in Australia, over 120,000 people will be separated from secure housing, shelter and safety. Closer to home, it’s estimated that there are over 250 Sydneysiders forced to journey the side […]

Are traffic signals discouraging responsible commuting patterns in Sydney?

By DANIEL LO SURDO Leading transport experts have become concerned with traffic signal prioritisation schemes throughout the state, warning that a continued preference for motor vehicles may disincentive sustainable movement patterns in both the inner-city and beyond. While existing traffic signals are designed to ensure the safety of pedestrians, an outdated crossing road system has […]

NSW COVID: Local Government Elections pushed back to December

By DANIEL LO SURDO NSW Local Government Elections scheduled for September 4 this year have been postponed three months to December 4 as the COVID-19 outbreak throughout the state continues to grow. Minister for Local Government Shelley Hancock MP announced Saturday night that December 4 would be the new date that elections would be held, […]

ACM Executive Chairman calls out ‘delusional’ staff ahead of looming journalist strikes

By DANIEL LO SURDO Australian Community Media (ACM) Executive Chairman Antony Catalano has labelled his staff ‘delusional’ after journalists have set the groundwork for a strike.  Members of the Media Entertainment and Arts Alliance (MEAA) at the Canberra Times, Newcastle Herald and Illawarra Mercury have been in bargaining with ACM management since October last year, […]

Glebe: Parents ‘completely let down’ by Childcare Centre

By DANIEL LO SURDO Parents of Glebe’s KU Laurel Tree House Childcare Centre have grown disappointed with management abandoning pleas to save the facility.  In a letter released to Laurel Tree House families in June, KU’s Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer announced that they would not be continuing operations at 61 Arundel Street.  […]

Inner West Next in Line for Deep Excavation Risks

By DANIEL LO SURDO Deep excavation set to take place in the Inner West has raised concerns with the Rozelle community about the ramifications to their lives and properties. Excavation as part of the Rozelle Interchange, a three-storey spaghetti junction connecting the M4-M5 Link Tunnels and the City West Link, began last month after 60 […]

Sydney Lockdown: WestConnex to cause further pain for Inner West residents told to stay home

By DANIEL LO SURDO The Inner West is set to undergo a colossal 12 months of construction with work on the Western Harbour Tunnel beginning while Sydney’s Gateway and M6 Motorway development is tipped to start early next year.  The Western Harbour Tunnel, an infrastructure project promising a western bypass of the CBD, began excavation […]