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Delays to Inner West pride centre concern Gay and Lesbian Rights Lobby

By ALLISON HORE The NSW Gay and Lesbian Rights Lobby have expressed their concern about the delays to the process of establishing the Inner West pride centre. First put forward to council in 2017 by councillor Anna York, the Inner West Council began investigating options to establish a pride centre in 2018. Council hopes such […]

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 […]

Callan Park pooch policy under review

By ALLISON HORE Callan Park in Balmain has been a popular spot for off-leash dog walking for decades.  Some days, when community sports aren’t being run, dog owners and their best friends are the only ones making use of the 60-hectare parkland. Technically speaking, off-leash dog walking in the park is illegal outside designated zones. […]

Pork barrelling report “damning” for NSW Government

By SOOFIA TARIQ The NSW Senate inquiry into the Government’s ‘Stronger Communities Fund’ has delivered its’ report, calling the scheme “a clear abuse of the grants process”.  The inquiry was launched following widespread backlash towards the Berejiklian government over their handling of the grants fund, which Labor and Greens politicians say amounted to “pork barrelling.” […]

Council meeting chaos: IT issues and councillor clashes leave controversial motions unmoved

By ALLISON HORE Technical issues, conflict and cancellations turned the first in-person Inner West council meeting in 13 months into an “embarrassment.” With over 40 issues on the agenda, the council meeting on Tuesday 13th of April was set to be a big one. The meeting took place in the Inner West Council's headquarters in […]

Inner West mayor calls on Liberal Party to disendorse “homophobic” councillor

By ALLISON HORE Inner West mayor, Darcy Byrne, is calling on members of the Liberal party to disavow a homophobic councillor and not endorse her as a candidate in the upcoming local council elections. Councillor Julie Passas, who has served for almost two decades, was found guilty of "unlawful homosexual vilification" in 2019, and ordered […]

Rozelle Railyards: The case for football

By SAMUEL GRECO SCHWARTZ Local community club, Balmain & District Football Club, is eager to have priority access to the pitches to be built at the old Rozelle Railyards site. Balmain & District Football Club is the largest club in the Canterbury District Soccer Football Association (CDSFA) with over 2,800 players registered ahead of the […]

Another one bites the dust: Inner West Council GM calls it quits

By ALLISON HORE Following mayor Darcy Byrne's referral of his own council to the auditor general over its handling of the Dawny refurbishment, a senior official in the Inner West Council has decided to call it quits.  In an email sent to council staff on Tuesday afternoon, acting general manager of the Inner West Council, […]

Communication fell with trees at Callan Park

By BRIANNAH DEVLIN Residents were appalled and saddened to learn that on the 26th of February, 10 trees were felled at Callan Park’s Glover Street Oval for what the Inner West Council justifies as for “sports fields.” In their 2021 announcements, Inner West Council wrote online that 10 trees were removed from leased land “as […]

COVID-19 driving women’s homelessness

By RIDA BABAR As society recovers from the impacts of COVID-19 over the past year, some secondary impacts continue to linger. With the approach of International Women’s Day, it is relevant to discuss one of the most pressing issues for women currently, and for past generations: women’s homelessness. The peak of the pandemic in 2020 […]