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Council to review boarding house framework after tragic Newtown fire

By PATRICK MCKENZIE Inner West Council will discuss a revised boarding house inspection regime at a meeting on Tuesday evening, in the wake of the March fire at Albermarie Boarding House in Newtown which claimed three lives. The review, prepared by Council Environmental Health & Building Regulation Manager Peter O’Connor, offers an extensive report on […]

Inner West mayor decries delayed demolition of ‘hazardous eyesore’ following Balmain fire

By PATRICK MCKENZIE Inner West mayor Darcy Byrne has called on the NSW government to demolish the “hazardous eyesore” Balmain Leagues Club, following a large fire at the disused site yesterday. While police continue to investigate the suspicious fire at the abandoned Balmain Leagues Club that left black smoke blowing into the sky, Cr Byrne […]

Emergency safety orders issued to two other boarding houses held by Newtown fire owner

By DANIEL LO SURDO Officers from Inner West Council have issued emergency orders to two other boarding houses owned by Albert Wong, after a fire at his Newtown boarding house last month claimed the lives of three people. Inner West mayor Darcy Byrne said on Friday morning that council officers observed "some health and safety […]