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Inner West library services set to reopen next week

By EVA BAXTER Inner West library click and collect and home delivery services will be reopened on Monday September 20, or the week commencing. The library services were shut under the NSW government’s Public Health Order. Libraries are categorised separately from retail, for which click & collect and delivery has been permissible. An exemption to […]

Pyrmont community pinched for space with centre set for upgrades

By EVA BAXTER Design development of the Pyrmont community centre is underway, and a development application is expected to be lodged mid-September. City of Sydney Council endorsed the refurbishment of the centre in 2020 and the expansion of the project scope in July 2021. The upgrade and new addition to the centre will commence in […]

High hopes new Inner West Mayoral positions will reset council culture

By EVA BAXTER Greens councillor Rochelle Porteous has been voted in as the new Mayor of the Inner West after defeating Labor Mayor Darcy Byrne and Independent Deputy Mayor Vic Macri for the position. The new Mayor and Deputy Mayor will hold the position until this Council term concludes in three months, coinciding with the […]

Social housing residents form Action Group after ‘over-policed’ hard lockdown rollout

By EVA BAXTER Mission Australia’s Common Ground social housing facility in Camperdown was placed into lockdown from 8AM on Thursday 2 September for 14 days until Wednesday 15 September after four tenants tested positive to COVID-19. Common Ground residents formed an Action Group to ensure they are properly supported. Common Ground Action Group criticised the […]

Bondi Pavilion restoration investigated as keeping place for Aboriginal artefacts

By EVA BAXTER Waverley Council is investigating the feasibility of a keeping place for local Aboriginal artefacts at the Bondi Pavilion. Aboriginal Greens councillor Dominic WY Kanak put the motion to Council last month. A spokesperson for the Council said the keeping place will celebrate aspects of ancient and modern Aboriginal culture, heritage and cultural […]

City of Sydney seeds a symbol of peace, joins Green Legacy Hiroshima project

By EVA BAXTER City of Sydney Council voted unanimously to join the Green Legacy Hiroshima project this month and have begun working with the Royal Botanic Gardens to secure the seed of a tree that survived the Hiroshima atomic bombings. This year is the 76th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Between […]

Marrickville golf club scores 18-holes and 21-year lease

By EVA BAXTER Inner West Council voted to grant Marrickville golf club a 21-year lease. The decision follows an intense and ongoing debate over the use of dwindling public land. The inner west has one of the lowest ratios of public green space per resident in Sydney with 789 residents for every hectare of public […]

Inner West Council tree policy sees canopy decline

By EVA BAXTER The Inner West has regressed on city tree canopy targets with canopy coverage under 20%. The NSW government’s ‘5 million trees’ program aims to increase Greater Sydney’s tree canopy by 40% by 2030. Council data found two of the 25 suburbs accounted for nearly half of the tree canopy loss in the […]

Inner West pharmacies begin vaccinating against COVID after months wait

By EVA BAXTER Metropolitan Pharmacy Services in Leichhardt began administering AstraZeneca vaccines on Monday, August 9th. Jessica Ayoub, a pharmacist at MPS, told the Independent the demand has forced them to run on Wednesday and Friday, instead of only on Monday and Tuesday as originally planned. “This came straight out of a customer’s mouth, ‘I […]

Community group call on Paul Keating to secure public space in Blackwattle Bay renewal

By EVA BAXTER The Blackwattle Bay Precinct Plan has been criticised as being designed for profits not people. The Bays Water Club Collective represents nearly 2000 people who row, kayak and dragon boat and use the Bays for exercise and recreation every week. Jacob White, the convener of the Collective is a rower and by […]