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Council meeting chaos: IT issues and councillor clashes leave controversial motions unmoved

By ALLISON HORE Technical issues, conflict and cancellations turned the first in-person Inner West council meeting in 13 months into an “embarrassment.” With over 40 issues on the agenda, the council meeting on Tuesday 13th of April was set to be a big one. The meeting took place in the Inner West Council's headquarters in […]

Inner West councillors clash over skate park

By ALLISON HORE In a move which the Inner West mayor called a “betrayal of local children and young people” a group of councillors tabled a motion which would delay the construction of a skate park in Leichhardt Park. The motion to look for a “more suitable” location for the skate park was put forward […]

Dawn’s million dollar baths

By Lanie Tindale Balmain Ward Councillors are tussling over $1.1 million of the several million needed to save Dawn Fraser Pool. Significant upgrades are required to restore the pool, a Council report has found. The report says the bath poses a public safety risk, and may need to be closed. The initial estimated cost of […]

New budget growing pains

by Erika Echernach Despite the City of Sydney’s projected rapid expansion to over 350,000 residents in the next 18 years, the 2018/19 City of Sydney budget approved at last week’s Council meeting lacks the investment in infrastructure needed to sustain such growth. City of Sydney Labor councillor Linda Scott has contested the new budget saying: […]

Councils enter election mode

By Joe Bourke   Independents have called for local councillors aligned to political parties to shift their concerns from the upcoming state election and focus on their LGA. Leichardt Councillor John Stamilos said the time spent on the state election in last week’s meeting was “excessive”. “Usually it’s tolerable but on occasion it simply becomes […]