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Norton Street facelift readies for February completion behind $22.5m grant

By DANIEL LO SURDO Works on Norton Street are taking shape ahead of an expected completion date next month, with a $22.5 million grant from 2018 financing the facelift for the area. Streetscape works hope to provide a safer place for pedestrians and instil a greater sense of pride in the public domain but have […]

Inner West Council to grant land access to Iglu student accommodation

By TOKS OGUNDARE Inner West Council announced yesterday a proposal to grant an easement over the Darrell Jackson Gardens to the controversial Iglu student accommodation building site in Summer Hill.  The easement will allow Iglu Pty Ltd the permanent right to access and use the land to connect stormwater drainage to the existing Sydney Water […]

Inner West Council experiencing staff shortages as NSW surpasses 500,000 COVID-19 cases

By TOKS OGUNDARE Inner West Council has announced it is experiencing staffing shortages due to the surging Omicron outbreak in Sydney. It comes as NSW reports 25,870 new cases on Tuesday, with hospitalisations rising to 2,186 after 156 more people were admitted for treatment yesterday. The shortages have impacted several council services, including bulky waste […]

Submissions to Inquiry into Bill impacting future of Callan Park almost due

By EVA BAXTER Public submissions to the Upper House Inquiry into the Greater Sydney Parklands Trust Bill 2021 are open until January 16th. Last year debate over the use of Callan Park, a parkland with 61 hectares of space including waterfront, sites connected to Country, and history as a hospital for the treatment of mental […]

Inner West road deaths: an avoidable tragedy

Opinion by ANDREW CHUTER A pair of recent pedestrian deaths in Sydney's inner west are a sad indictment of our cars-first transport planning. In October in Leichhardt, mother-of-two Valentina Gioia, was hit by a van while crossing the road in front of MarketPlace on Marion St. In December, a 3-year old boy was hit by a Toyota Kluger in front […]

Darcy Byrne returned as Inner West Mayor, Jessica D’Arienzo voted as Deputy

By DANIEL LO SURDO Labor has secured both the Inner West Mayoralty and Deputy Mayoralty as Darcy Byrne and Jessica D'Arienzo were voted into the respective positions at the council's new term on Wednesday evening. Cr Byrne won election into the mayoralty after outgoing Greens councillor Rochelle Porteous occupied the position from September to December […]

Recounts requested in Inner West elections

By DANIEL LO SURDO Recounts in the Inner West Leichhardt-Gulgadya and Marrickville-Midjuburi wards have been requested following results released by the NSW Electoral Commission that showed a Labor majority on the new term of Inner West Council. After all Labor frontrunners comfortably secured seats in each of the five council wards, the electing of Jessica […]

Marrickville the biggest Yes voters in Inner West De-Amalgamation poll

By DANIEL LO SURDO The inner west’s poll on de-amalgamation showed that voters from the former Marrickville Council were most in support of splitting the current Inner West Council back to its three former councils.  Results from the NSW Electoral Commission found that 62.5 per cent of inner west voters favoured the return of the […]

Labor to secure majority on Inner West Council

By DANIEL LO SURDO The Australian Labor Party will earn a majority of seats in the second term of Inner West Council after the results from the NSW Electoral Commission confirmed that the party would hold eight of the 15 seats after important wins in Leichhardt, Ashfield and Marrickville. All five of Labor's inner west […]

Inner west relieved by ‘really positive’ light rail resumption

By DANIEL LO SURDO Inner west light rail services will resume in February after NSW Transport Minister Rob Stokes confirmed that repairs to all 12 cracked trams will be finished by October next year.  The state government will supply the network with trams from the CBD line for services between Central and Lilyfield in February […]