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Aboriginal cultural sites in Yurulbin Park under threat from Western Harbour Tunnel works

By EVA BAXTER Yurulbin Park is set to become a construction site until mid-2025 to support work on the underwater tunnel connecting the Inner West to North Sydney through Birchgrove. Yurulbin Park in Birchgrove was chosen as the location for the Western Harbour Tunnel works to avoid impacting nearby sporting activities in Birchgrove Oval. Four […]

“WestConnex and I hate each other’s guts”: community concerned WestConnex will make harbour pools unusable

By EVA BAXTER Community around Balmain fears the looming construction of the controversial Western Harbour Tunnel will make the harbour west of the Harbour Bridge unfit for human use. Marine scientists have reported construction of the tunnel risks disturbing hundreds of years of toxic pollution on the harbour floor. The Western Harbour Tunnel route connects […]

Politics muddies the waters at the Dawny

By EVA BAXTER A string of delays to the reopening of Dawn Fraser Baths in Balmain has local politicians pointing fingers. Inner West Council’s heritage restoration of the Baths was meant to be completed in time for the 2020/21 summer season. The opening has been delayed well past December, with the reopening date now set […]

COVID-19 misinformation junk mail

By EVA BAXTER Residents across the Inner West have reportedly been receiving anonymous letters spreading misinformation about COVID-19 and the vaccine. The letter comes as the rollout of the COVID-19 Pfizer vaccine begins this month. Royal Prince Alfred Hospital is one of 16 hubs across Australia set to begin administering the vaccine. Australia’s COVID-19 Vaccination […]

Inner West Council receive sports honour

By EVA BAXTER The Inner West Council was named 2020 Local Council of the Year in the Community Sports Awards by the NSW Office of Sport. The council was given the award for its collaboration with local sports clubs to boost participation in sport across the local government area, particularly among women and girls. In […]

Greens split over heritage

By EVA BAXTER The Inner West Council narrowly decided against listing Marrickville’s Church of Christ as heritage last month, instead supporting its transformation into affordable housing. The Church of Christ is the last of a line of religious buildings that spanned 165 years in Marrickville, the rest have been demolished. The dwindling Church of Christ […]

Callan Park’s convictions under consideration

By EVA BAXTER 2020 may be the beginning of the end for Callan Park as a shabby hub for artists and mental health services. The NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (DPIE) released a draft Landscape Structure Plan (LSP) in July announcing Callan Park’s potential as a large urban parkland comparable to other iconic […]

Callan park writers rooms revoked

By EVA BAXTER 2021 would have been Writing NSW’s thirtieth year in the Garry Owen House in Lilyfield’s Callan Park. But COVID-19 forced the Writing NSW staff to close their writing rooms and clear out. They had were unable to return when their $175,000 of guaranteed funding was swept out from under them in August. […]