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Inner West to commit over $2 million for inclusive playgrounds

By DANIEL LO SURDO Inner West Council has unanimously committed over $2 million from its next two budgets for the planning, design and construction of inclusive playgrounds across all of its five wards, which Labor councillor Mat Howard said would give "many children living with disability" the chance to play. The proposal was tabled at […]

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 […]

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 […]

Newtown’s Bedford Square to be renamed ‘Pride Square’

By DOUGLAS MAGALETTI Newtown’s Bedford Square is set to become Pride Square. Inner West Council is seeking to permanently rename the public square outside Newtown Town Hall in time for WorldPride 2023. Pride Square Motion Passed By Council Unanimously Labor councillor Mat Howard put forward the amendment which was passed unanimously. “We have kick-started the […]

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 […]

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 […]