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Sorry, not sorry, for Indigenous youth, apparently

By ALEC SMART On the week of Sorry Day, the national day to commemorate the mistreatment of Australia’s first peoples by European settlers, it was revealed that the NSW Govt plan to slash vital support funding to an Aboriginal welfare service that provides essential help to Indigenous children. The Sorry Day, aka National Day of […]

War on Waste launched

By MARK MORDUE Last Monday morning, Addison Road Community Organisation announced the start of its WOW (War on Waste) Food! Inner West campaign. The campaign encourages local businesses to donate food and support the work Addi Road does through its ‘food rescue and food security’ supermarket, The Food Pantry. Matt Kean, the NSW Minister for […]

The heavy fail of the light rail

By John Moyle Last Sunday, at around 14.30, a crowded Inner West light rail tram heading to Central broke down at Convention, stranding its passengers in the sweltering heat. “We were travelling along, it was really crowded, and then it suddenly stopped,” John Webber, passenger, said. “The delays were caused by a light rail vehicle […]

Mirvac eyes Marrickville

BY JESSICA DE VERA Yet another precinct in Marrickville may be about to fall victim to a stint of over-development, courtesy of property giant Mirvac. The Sydney-based company has submitted a proposal for new high-density redevelopments on Carrington Road, although the Inner West Council has deemed the initial plans unacceptable. Mayor of Inner West Council […]

Mayhem in Marrickville

  BY JESSICA DE VERA   In June this year, the Inner West Council approved the plans for the rezoning of Victoria Road Precinct in Marrickville, despite community criticism and the decision being made while the council was still in transition. The plans are now set for forwarding to the Minister for Planning, and if […]

Candidates talk key issues in Summer Hill

By Joe Bourke A modest crowd of around 30 people attended a candidates forum for the newly formed Summer Hill electorate at the Addison Road Community Centre last Sunday. Present at the forum was notional Labor candidate Jo Haylen, Greens candidate Max Phillips and Socialist Alliance candidate Susan Price. Liberal candidate Julie Passas did not […]

Marrickville Council says no to Citizen’s Question Time

Marrickville Council has voted against a motion to introduce a “Citizen’s Question Time” in council meetings. The Question Time would involve a dedicated 30 minute slot at each Marrickville Council meeting during which members of the public are able ask questions of councillors and speak about community issues of their choosing. The motion would change […]

Extensive WestConnex drilling creates further confusion

The announcement of drilling sites for the revised WestConnex route through Sydney’s inner west has been met with controversy and has sparked more lingering questions from the community. The first stages of drilling commenced this week. WestConnex authorities announced a total of eighteen drilling sites spanning Tempe, Sydenham and St Peters. The sites focus around […]

Rezoning proposal threatens grassroots arts scene

By Emily Contador-Kelsall The Marrickville arts and music scene has expressed concerns for the livelihood of its culture in light of rezoning proposals. Marrickville Council recently endorsed a rezoning proposal for the Victoria Road precinct in a 6-5 vote. At their September 2nd meeting, Council resolved to notify the Department of Planning and Environment of […]

Westconnex route to undergo further changes

Marrickville Council has welcomed news that the NSW Government will change the WestConnex route to accommodate community concerns. The original WestConnex plan was set to impact the Tempe Lands, Tempe Reserve and Tempe Wetlands. Backlash from council and community group Tempe 2020 led the state government to recognise the significance of these areas and announce […]