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Inner West Mayor’s property up for sale but questions remain

By WENDY BACON Inner West Council Mayor Darcy Byrne has listed his property in East Balmain for auction in August. On Monday last week, Domain.com published a photo of the house with inspection times and an advertised auction date of August 11. The house is promoted as “the ultimate blank canvas in a coveted location” […]

Leichhardt skate park approval ‘conflicts’ with climate change commitment

Opinion by GRETCHEN GAMBLE Many in our community have been shocked to hear about Inner West Councils’ decision to remove a longstanding and well used local foreshore park and approve the removal of 45 mature trees for the Leichhardt skate park. This is environmental vandalism! Why on Earth did council choose this location for another […]

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 […]

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 […]

Two inner Sydney councils approve moves for electric vehicle charging stations

By PATRICK MCKENZIE Inner West and Waverley Councils will look into providing more public electric vehicle (EV) charging stations in their areas, following successful motions at recent council meetings. At an Inner West Council meeting this month, councillors unanimously passed a motion proposing an EV charging station pilot program across council-managed public parking areas. The […]

Ashfield Aquatic Centre to host free trans and gender diverse swim night

By DANIEL LO SURDO Ashfield Aquatic Centre will play host to a free trans and gender diverse swim night later this month, in a move to promote accessible and inclusive events in the Inner West. The trans and gender diverse community, as well as allies, friends, partners and families will all be given free, exclusive […]

Philippa Scott hopes to carry Inner West to ‘sustainable future’

By AMBER GRIFFIN Voted into council at the December local elections, councillor Philippa Scott now represents Labor in the Leichhardt-Gulgadya ward of Inner West Council. In an interview with City Hub, Cr Scott said that she feels a very strong connection to the community and that she has "always wanted to represent the Inner West […]

Stations across the Inner West set for accessibility upgrades after ‘tireless effort’ from locals

By SEJA AL ZAIDI Improved accessibility measures have been introduced at various train stations in the Inner West as part of a spate of new upgrades in the area. Major works have taken place at Petersham, Erskineville and St Peters train stations following calls from residents for enhanced accessibility, with a variety of changes made […]

Labor councillors accused of ‘gagging discussion’ as Inner West Council meeting schedule changed

By SEJA AL ZAIDI Ordinary meetings in the new year of Inner West Council will be halved to one per month after support from the Labor majority amended the meeting schedule for 2022. It comes after amendments were made to the meeting schedule last year, with the change to the one meeting per month model […]

Cooks River clean-up

By: Gabriela Szymanowska The Cooks River faces serious health issues. Feeding into Botany Bay, the river serves as the western most boundary of the former Marrickville Council. Inner West Greens Councillor Colin Hesse points out that the biggest threats to the river. “One is that we need to make sure that our sewer pipes are […]