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Foreshore, urban and corridor: walking the Inner West

By EVA BAXTER Rules for Greater Sydney came into effect last month prohibiting travel further than 5km from home and making local walks more important than ever. Inner Westies have been donning their active wear, their hiking gear and hitting the dirt, paths, and pavements to rediscover their backyards. The Inner West is a densely […]

Inner West population growth stalling through COVID-19

By DANIEL LO SURDO Data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has revealed that the Inner West population has grown 7 per cent in the past 5 years.  Up to June 2020, the Inner West registered a population of 201,880, increasing by 13,169 people (7.0%) in the past five years.  COVID-19 has seemed […]

The Voice Winner, Bella Taylor Smith, chats about her love for the Inner West

Just this past weekend the Inner West's own Bella Taylor Smith was crowned as the latest winner of The Voice following her spine-tingling performance of the song Never Enough from The Greatest Showman. Speaking to the Inner West Independent less than 24 hours later Bella spoke about the emotional moment she heard the announcement and […]

Inner West: Strathfield home featured as part of 2021 Sustainable House Day

By DANIEL LO SURDO A Strathfield South home has been featured as part of 2021 Sustainable House Day. The house, named the PassivCourtyard, is a Passive House, meaning that it is nearly airtight and highly insulated to allow the temperature to be kept stable throughout the year. PassivCourtyard and Envirotechture Director Andy Marlow told the Independent […]

WestConnex noise takes toll on HSC students

By ELYSIA COOK Students sitting the HSC locked down in homes near WestConnex construction sites have had their studies affected by “relentless” drilling. The HSC trial exam period nears its conclusion as Sydney enters its tenth week of lockdown. On August 11, the NSW government lifted the snap ban on construction, just a week out […]

Marrickville golf club scores 18-holes and 21-year lease

By EVA BAXTER Inner West Council voted to grant Marrickville golf club a 21-year lease. The decision follows an intense and ongoing debate over the use of dwindling public land. The inner west has one of the lowest ratios of public green space per resident in Sydney with 789 residents for every hectare of public […]

Inner West pharmacies begin vaccinating against COVID after months wait

By EVA BAXTER Metropolitan Pharmacy Services in Leichhardt began administering AstraZeneca vaccines on Monday, August 9th. Jessica Ayoub, a pharmacist at MPS, told the Independent the demand has forced them to run on Wednesday and Friday, instead of only on Monday and Tuesday as originally planned. “This came straight out of a customer’s mouth, ‘I […]

Inner West Dancer Teacher Is A 4 Time World Champ

By Jarrod Wolfhunter Alexandre Fulbert is a decorated four-time World Dance Championship winning dance teacher who calls Sydney home. The accomplished dancer is a curator at the International Dance Organisation (Australia), the biggest and most prestigious dance organisation in the world, in addition to being the NSW Director of the Couples Dance Section. Born in […]

Struggling local business incentivises vaccine uptake in Rozelle

By SASHA FOOT Inner West residents are appreciating the efforts of Rozelle’s Bald Rock Hotel in finding ways to restart business by encouraging the community to get vaccinated.  The heritage-listed pub is offering customers a complimentary pint if patrons are fully vaccinated.  Bald Rock owner Karen Buckley tells City Hub that business is down 95 […]

​​One for the books: a victory sweeter than fiction for Newtown bookstore workers

By ELYSIA COOK Independent Newtown bookstore Better Read Than Dead reached an in-principle enterprise agreement with its workers this month. The enterprise bargaining agreement is a first for non-university bookshops in the country, and the workers are now the best paid booksellers in Australia.  Dymocks Chatswood Manager Mark Hopson told the Independent that the successful […]