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The Immigrants – The Inner West’s Next Big Rock Stars

The Immigrants (formerly Kody) are the next biggest rock outfit to come crashing out of the Inner West; with ambitious plans of album releases and national and international touring, they warrant as much support and backing as they can get from the local community they feel so passionate towards. Headed by exciting front-man, guitarist, and […]

Inner West Next in Line for Deep Excavation Risks

By DANIEL LO SURDO Deep excavation set to take place in the Inner West has raised concerns with the Rozelle community about the ramifications to their lives and properties. Excavation as part of the Rozelle Interchange, a three-storey spaghetti junction connecting the M4-M5 Link Tunnels and the City West Link, began last month after 60 […]

NSW COVID: Workers struggling to keep heads above water after Aquatic Centre stands down staff without pay

By ELYSIA COOK As Sydney was plunged into lockdown last month, Marrickville's Annette Kellerman Aquatic Centre (AKAC) stood down its entire workforce, indefinitely and without pay. While full-time and part-time workers have been asked to access their annual leave, many of the casual staff working at AKAC aren’t eligible for the COVID-19 Disaster Payment. An […]

Community welcomes Heritage Public Square for Balmain’s Telstra Exchange site

By SASHA FOOT The transformation of Balmain’s Telstra Exchange building has been praised by local residents as it nears completion following an extensive community campaign. The Heritage Square will introduce public seating, urban landscaping and a green wall to the corner of Montague and Darling Street. In 2015, Telstra announced they would demolish the building's […]

More than just books: Community applauds Marrickville Library’s international award nomination

By TESSA PELLE The Inner West community is celebrating Marrickville Library’s nomination for the 2021 International Public Library of the Year Award. It is the only library in Australia shortlisted after the International Federation of Library Associations narrowed the list down from 32 to just 5. The finalists include competitors from Norway, Belgium, China, and […]

The Inner West’s war on waste

By KATE RAFFERTY The Inner West is making moves towards a more ecologically sustainable community, with reuse, recycling and a circular economy at the heart of new Council and community initiatives. At government level, the Inner West Council has released their new “Zero Waste Strategy 2021-2036” draft document, which outlines ways to address and reduce […]

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 […]

Airbnb is eating the neighbourhood

Opinion by JANE HEARN Last month the NSW “Airbnb Policy” was quietly gazetted by the Minister for Planning, Mr Robert Stokes MP. This is a major planning reform that permits all housing to be used for short stay tourism.  It takes some chutzpah to give in to tourist Platforms in the middle of pandemic with […]

Perilous Petersham pedestrian crossing dubbed “the most dangerous” in the Inner West

By GEMMA BILLINGTON  Community concerns about a perilous Petersham pedestrian crossing culminated in the Inner West council’s unanimous decision to enhance the safety at the West Street and Railway Terrace intersection.  In a meeting last month, the Inner West council voted to alert Transport for NSW and the Minister for Transport, Andrew Constance, of the […]