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Candidates for Inner West Council centre concern for climate at forum

By EVA BAXTER On Sunday November 14th City Hub hosted an Inner West Council candidates’ forum on unceded Gadigal and Wangal land at the Addison Road Community Centre in Marrickville. A select nine councillors and candidates hoping to get a seat on the forthcoming second term of Inner West Council participated. The first half of […]

Erskineville’s Dakota Fann’ee is not your friend… yet

By ELISE PAPAIOANNOU The X-Rated Sydney drag queen on adapting in COVID-19 and performing beyond.   Their name is Dakota Fann’ee (they/them), and they are not your friend.  This is the new catchphrase Sydney-based drag queen Dakota is testing audiences with at their resident venue, The Imperial Hotel in Erskineville.  “I haven’t had any bad reactions […]

New COVID-19 alerts for Sydney’s East and Inner West

By ALLISON HORE Residents in the Inner West are being asked to stay alert after a positive COVID-19 test was returned for a woman in her 70s who resides in the area.  The woman had visited the Belle cafe in Vaucluse at the same time as a limousine driver who transported international aircrew. He tested […]

“Breaking up the beast”: Inner West residents to be given vote on de-amalgamation

By ALLISON HORE Inner West residents will be polled in the upcoming local council elections asking if they would like to see the Inner West council split up. Ever since the Leichhardt, Marrickville and Ashfield councils were forcibly amalgamated by the NSW Government in 2016, there has been controversy surrounding the decision. But with the […]

Get on ya bike: Cycle link between Petersham and Newtown completed

By ALLISON HORE A missing link Sydney’s bicycle network has now been filled in following the completion of a new-and-improved cycleway linking Petersham Station and King Street in Newtown. The bike corridor is part of a larger planned cycleway known as “Regional Route 7” which links the Inner West with Sydney’s CBD. The route was […]

Inner West Mayor guilty of misconduct, finds Tribunal

By WENDY BACON Inner West mayor Darcy Byrne breached conflict of interest provisions and improperly used his power as a Councillor to remove social media comments that he alleged were defamatory, a NSW Tribunal has found.  The NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (NCAT) found the Mayor guilty of four allegations of code of conduct breaches […]

Trees “massacred” in Inner West while climate crisis worsens

By GEORGIA ROBINSON In areas with less green cover, and more hard surfaces to absorb and radiate heat, the Urban Heat Island Effect is increasing. The Urban Heat Island Effect is an issue in most urban areas around the world. It sees urban areas becoming hotter as a result of human energy waste, this can […]

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 […]

Callan Park canine crackdown

By ALLISON HORE The Inner West council will not enforce a proposed new ban on off-leash dog walking in Callan Park, says Mayor Darcy Byrne. Despite Callan park being used as an unofficial off-leash dog walking area for decades, the NSW government’s Greater Sydney Parklands Authority, which recently took control of the park, has warned […]

Inner West girls get a master class in cooking

By ALLISON HORE Girls at the Girl’s Refuge in Leichhardt had the opportunity to take part in their own special Masterclass with 2016 Masterchef winner, Elena Duggan.  Ms. Duggan told the Inner West Independent she has been looking for ways to get involved with the organisation after hearing about them through a friend. She said […]