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‘Barmy’ push to de-amalgamate Inner West Council

Opinion by BENEDICT BROOK I’m an Inner West local. My typical weekend involves nipping to Summer Hill for coffee, doing the big shop in Leichhardt and then drinks in Dulwich Hill. Yet during an entirely unremarkable weekend like this, I will pass over the borders of the three former local government areas of Ashfield, Leichhardt […]

Michael Dello-Iacovo targets local climate change action at the Inner West elections

By DANIEL LO SURDO Michael Dello-Iacovo is the Animal Justice Party’s candidate for the Leichhardt-Gulgadya Ward at the Inner West Council elections on December 4.  Dello-Iacovo is an Annandale resident who is finishing a PhD in space science at UNSW and is passionate about climate change action, animal protection and evidence-based policy.  Should he be […]

Leichhardt locals campaign to ‘kickstart’ BYO Coffee Cup after COVID cup confusion

By EVA BAXTER Locals are campaigning to challenge the people of Leichhardt to use reusable coffee cups for ten days from the 1st to the 10th of December. Darina Wallace, a Leichhardt local involved with the campaign told the people of Leichhardt to dust off their keep cups, take an extra ten minutes to sit […]

Inner West unites against the Western Harbour Tunnel

By DANIEL LO SURDO After councillors moved a Mayoral Minute opposing the Western Harbour Tunnel, the Inner West community has voiced their opposition to the contentious state-led development in a public meeting on Thursday night. Earlier this month, Inner West Mayor Rochelle Porteous tabled a Mayoral Minute that requested council seek a meeting with Minister […]

Attend City Hub’s Inner West Council Candidates’ Forum THIS SUNDAY or live stream online; line-up announced

This Sunday at 3PM, to celebrate the City Hub’s 26th anniversary, we are hosting a forum for candidates in the upcoming Inner West Council elections at the Addison Road Community Organisation, located at 142 Addison Road, Marrickville. The forum will take place at the Gumbramorra Hall. Meet select candidates from across all five wards Bring […]

Inner West: Assault to Police surges during the pandemic

By DANIEL LO SURDO Data from the NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research (BOCSAR) has revealed the Inner West as the highest and only grower in police assaults across Greater Sydney.  The Inner West recorded a 31.9 per cent surge in assaults to police officers from July 2019 to June 2021 and was the […]

Bondi to Newtown: Our Big Kitchen shares the power of team building through food

By EVA BAXTER Yesterday, Our Big Kitchen in Bondi celebrated International Chef’s Day by teaming up with French culinary school Le Cordon Bleu to cook 1,000 healthy, gourmet three-course meals for Australians in need. The Greek Welfare Centre in Newtown, located on King Street, is among the five charities which received the meals. Our Big […]

Inner West community want more government action on climate change, poll reveals

By EVA BAXTER In July this year, a campaign by the Australian Conservation Foundation (ACF) Together We Can conducted a poll of 15,000 Australians in all 151 federal electorates on their opinions on climate change. According to the poll, nationally, 67% of voters want the federal government to do more to combat climate change. Across […]

Ambitious community plan to halve rubbish in the Cooks River by 2025 endorsed by council

By ASTON BROWN The Cooks River is set to get cleaner under a new strategy that aims to coordinate clean-up efforts across council, community, and local authorities to target litter at its source. Earlier this week, the Inner West Council unanimously voted to endorse the new plan that aims to halve the amount of rubbish […]

The freedoms you can now enjoy with the Inner West reopening today

By DANIEL LO SURDO With today being the first Monday since NSW hit 70 per cent double vaccination rate, the Inner West - and the rest of the state - will start to enjoy further freedoms as we pass the first milestone on the COVID-19 reopening roadmap.  What can you do from today?  Travel: People […]