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School students protest for school zone in St Peters

By ERIN MODARO For a second consecutive year students at St Peters Public School will protest safety concerns about a crossing on Campbell Street. Students and parents organising the protest are voicing their concerns about the dangers of the crossing, with several incidents involving pedestrian near-misses having occurred in the past.   Sarina Kilham, whose […]

Leichhardt skate park approved by council despite local concerns

By SEJA AL ZAIDI The Inner West Council has officially approved plans for a controversial new skate park in Leichhardt.  The plan was carried at the latest Inner West council meeting earlier in May. Approval for the Leichhardt skate park was rescinded in December 2020 following the initial adoption of the Leichhardt Park management plan […]

Transport for NSW kept Inner West Council in the dark about St Peters contamination

By WENDY BACON Transport for NSW failed to inform Inner West Council (IWC) about public safety concerns for land in St Peters that it wanted the Council to manage as a park. A City Hub investigation has found that the NSW Environmental Protection Authority’s concerns about hazard risks at the site led it to require […]

Balmain Leagues Club site no longer needed for Western Harbour Tunnel

By DANIEL LO SURDO The NSW government announced on Tuesday that the abandoned site of the Balmain Leagues Club would no longer be required as part of the multi-billion dollar Western Harbour Tunnel project, in a move that has been celebrated by the Inner West community. Transport for NSW said that the site was discovered […]

Inner West Council’s EDGE Art Camp On The GreenWay

By Marcus Haar If you’re looking to scratch that artistic itch, the Inner West Council has brought back EDGE Art Camp on The GreenWay, a 12-day on-site live art experience hosting over 20 pop-up art interventions from May 11-22. Reconnect with a community of creatives and artists by participating in free art workshops, tours, exhibitions, […]

Emergency safety orders issued to Balmain Leagues Club after fire

By DANIEL LO SURDO Inner West Council has issued emergency safety orders to clean up the Balmain Leagues Club after a large fire was discovered at the disused site earlier this month. Last week, a suspicious fire arose from the abandoned Balmain Leagues Club leaving black smoke blowing into the sky and disrupted traffic in […]

Federal election: The Grayndler candidates challenging Albanese

By SEJA AL ZAIDI The Inner West seat of Grayndler has long been viewed as a safe seat for Labor Party leader Anthony Albanese, who has represented the electorate since 1996 and is currently running for prime minister as Leader of the Opposition. Established in 1949, Grayndler has historically been known as a working-class area, […]

Inner West demerger motion falls behind opposition of Labor bloc

By DANIEL LO SURDO The only motion at an extraordinary Inner West Council demerger meeting has been voted down behind the opposition of the one-seat majority Labor bloc this week. The 11-part motion, tabled by Greens councillors Justine Langford and Liz Atkins, as well as Independent John Stamolis, included calls for council to establish a […]

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 […]

Former mayor says 10:30pm demerger meeting sends ‘clear message’ to community

By DANIEL LO SURDO A former mayor of Inner West Council has said that the current mayor and general manager's decision to schedule an extraordinary demerger council meeting at 10:30pm on Tuesday night "sends a clear message to the community that accessibility is not a priority", adding that it's "clear" that council wasn't going to […]