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Darcy Byrne returned as Inner West Mayor, Jessica D’Arienzo voted as Deputy

By DANIEL LO SURDO Labor has secured both the Inner West Mayoralty and Deputy Mayoralty as Darcy Byrne and Jessica D'Arienzo were voted into the respective positions at the council's new term on Wednesday evening. Cr Byrne won election into the mayoralty after outgoing Greens councillor Rochelle Porteous occupied the position from September to December […]

Marrickville the biggest Yes voters in Inner West De-Amalgamation poll

By DANIEL LO SURDO The inner west’s poll on de-amalgamation showed that voters from the former Marrickville Council were most in support of splitting the current Inner West Council back to its three former councils.  Results from the NSW Electoral Commission found that 62.5 per cent of inner west voters favoured the return of the […]

Labor to secure majority on Inner West Council

By DANIEL LO SURDO The Australian Labor Party will earn a majority of seats in the second term of Inner West Council after the results from the NSW Electoral Commission confirmed that the party would hold eight of the 15 seats after important wins in Leichhardt, Ashfield and Marrickville. All five of Labor's inner west […]

Inner west relieved by ‘really positive’ light rail resumption

By DANIEL LO SURDO Inner west light rail services will resume in February after NSW Transport Minister Rob Stokes confirmed that repairs to all 12 cracked trams will be finished by October next year.  The state government will supply the network with trams from the CBD line for services between Central and Lilyfield in February […]

Labor and de-amalgamation lead Inner West election despite disconnect

By EVA BAXTER Labor is currently leading in votes in the inner west local government election, and the poll on de-amalgamation shows the majority of residents are in favour of a demerger, despite Labor councillors from the outgoing council taking a cautious approach to the de-merger over the past year. The Local Government Act 1993 […]

Labor to increase presence on Inner West Council

By DANIEL LO SURDO The Australian Labor Party (ALP) is set to increase its presence on Inner West Council after Jessica D'Arienzo - who ran alongside incumbent ALP councillor Mark Drury in the Ashfield-Djarrawunang ward - has all but secured the party a sixth seat on council, one further than in the previous Inner West […]

Why should we wear the pain?

Opinion by PETER HEHIR and ANDREW CHUTER At the upcoming council election on December 4th, residents of the Inner West will finally have a say on restoring their local councils which were abolished by Mike Baird in 2016. They will receive an additional ballot paper asking whether they want to bring back Leichhardt, Marrickville and […]

Inner West candidates pledge to put residents first on next term of Council

By DANIEL LO SURDO Nine select Inner West candidates discussed their desire to work for the community after a tumultuous inaugural Inner West Council term.  At City Hub’s Inner West Candidates’ Forum earlier this month, those contesting local office at the December 4 elections were quizzed on their desire to either continue in or enter […]

Deamalgamate says NSW!

Opinion by PETER HEHIR It’s a rare thing indeed that the “Tree of Knowledge” has seen such a gathering. Situated just on the edge of the Domain adjacent to the rear of the NSW Parliament, it’s the chosen spot for interviews and media releases and has no doubt witnessed many truths; and just as many […]

Grandstanding, development and a choked peninsula: Balmain-Baludarri Ward priorities according to Inner West election candidates

By EVA BAXTER Balmain-Baludarri Ward covers Lilyfield, Rozelle, Balmain, Balmain East and Birchgrove and is currently represented on Inner West Council by Labor councillor Darcy Byrne, Greens Mayor Rochelle Porteous and Independent John Stamolis. Porteous is not standing for re-election. Darcy Byrne Byrne is the spokesperson of Inner West Local Labor and was the inaugural […]