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Inner West Mayor’s property up for sale but questions remain

By WENDY BACON Inner West Council Mayor Darcy Byrne has listed his property in East Balmain for auction in August. On Monday last week, Domain.com published a photo of the house with inspection times and an advertised auction date of August 11. The house is promoted as “the ultimate blank canvas in a coveted location” […]

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 […]

Push to preference Aboriginal flag over Australian fails in Sydney council

By MARCUS HAAR An amendment to an Inner West Council motion calling on the Aboriginal flag to take precedence over the NSW and Australian flags on council buildings was defeated this month. The original motion, which was moved by mayor Darcy Byrne in a mayoral minute, called on council to assemble a public forum on […]

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 […]

NSW government ‘chose to ignore’ warning signs before Inner West pedestrian death

By SWAGATALAKSHMI ROYCHOWDURY Inner West Council warned the NSW government four years ago about the dangers of the Ashfield intersection where a pedestrian was killed last month. The WestConnex local area improvement report, commissioned by council and released in 2018, flagged the dangers of the Frederick and John Street intersection, warning that increased traffic volume […]

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 […]

Philippa Scott hopes to carry Inner West to ‘sustainable future’

By AMBER GRIFFIN Voted into council at the December local elections, councillor Philippa Scott now represents Labor in the Leichhardt-Gulgadya ward of Inner West Council. In an interview with City Hub, Cr Scott said that she feels a very strong connection to the community and that she has "always wanted to represent the Inner West […]

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 […]

Labor councillors accused of ‘gagging discussion’ as Inner West Council meeting schedule changed

By SEJA AL ZAIDI Ordinary meetings in the new year of Inner West Council will be halved to one per month after support from the Labor majority amended the meeting schedule for 2022. It comes after amendments were made to the meeting schedule last year, with the change to the one meeting per month model […]

Inner West Election Candidates Profile: Ashfield-Djarrawunang Ward

By DANIEL LO SURDO There will be at least one new face representing the Ashfield-Djarrawunang Ward following the Inner West elections, with Greens councillor Tom Kiat not seeking reelection. Liberal councillor Julie Passas, as of writing, has not yet announced her plans for reelection.  Mark Drury  Mark Drury is an incumbent Inner West Labor councillor […]