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Delays to Inner West pride centre concern Gay and Lesbian Rights Lobby

By ALLISON HORE The NSW Gay and Lesbian Rights Lobby have expressed their concern about the delays to the process of establishing the Inner West pride centre. First put forward to council in 2017 by councillor Anna York, the Inner West Council began investigating options to establish a pride centre in 2018. Council hopes such […]

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 […]

Mask up: COVID-19 restrictions reinstated as Eastern Suburbs couple test positive

By ALLISON HORE A number of COVID-19 restrictions have been reinstated across the Greater Sydney area following a man in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs testing positive for the virus.  From 5pm tonight until Monday, masks will be compulsory at indoor venues across the city as well as in supermarkets and on public transport. Singing and dancing […]

Aboriginal cultural sites in Yurulbin Park under threat from Western Harbour Tunnel works

By EVA BAXTER Yurulbin Park is set to become a construction site until mid-2025 to support work on the underwater tunnel connecting the Inner West to North Sydney through Birchgrove. Yurulbin Park in Birchgrove was chosen as the location for the Western Harbour Tunnel works to avoid impacting nearby sporting activities in Birchgrove Oval. Four […]

No more noise complaints: Say goodbye to the Enmore Theatre “fun police”

By ALLISON HORE A motion before the Inner West council would see Newtown’s Enmore Theatre declared as the state’s first “Special Entertainment Precinct.” The motion, tabled by Inner West Mayor Darcy Byrne and Labor councillor Anna York, comes after the NSW parliament passed special laws allowing local councils to declare venues and geographic areas as […]

Local legend creates community through food

By GEORGIA ROBINSON When COVID-19 hit last year, Rick Everett, an Inner West local decided to use his free time to start up a series of what he calls ‘kindness projects’. At the age of 15, Rick was a homeless teen and after coming across a circus doing a dress rehearsal and performing some tricks […]

‘Communities Plus’ what? Understanding the inner-city social housing program

By DANIEL LO SURDO When the NSW Government announced plans last November to redevelop the social housing estates of the City of Sydney, what followed a fleeting emotion of relief was a sustained, unprecedented feeling of panic.  Much of the affordable housing of South Eveleigh, North Eveleigh and Glebe had been without proper maintenance for […]

Addi Road Writer’s Festival 2021

Aspiring writers in the Inner West of Sydney are about to have an annual literary and storytelling event right on their doorstep. Thanks to the fine folks over at the Addison Road Community Organisation this event will act as an unofficial fringe festival and creative alternative to the Sydney Writers Festival. The festival's inaugural event […]

WestConnex substrata acquisition cheats residents out of receiving fair compensation

By KATE RAFFERTY Permanent acquisition of underground land due to WestConnex construction has left property owners in the Inner West battling the government for compensation. Under the Land Acquisition (Just Terms Compensation) Act 1991, governments can permanently acquire underground land, or substratum, without compensation if it is in the path of project plans. In the […]