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Labor councillors accused of ‘gagging discussion’ as Inner West Council meeting schedule changed

By SEJA AL ZAIDI Ordinary meetings in the new year of Inner West Council will be halved to one per month after support from the Labor majority amended the meeting schedule for 2022. It comes after amendments were made to the meeting schedule last year, with the change to the one meeting per month model […]

Deamalgamation, meeting schedules and food recycling to headline first Inner West Council meeting of the new year

By DANIEL LO SURDO Inner West Council will hold its first council meeting of the new year tonight following the local elections in December and the vote by new councillors to return Darcy Byrne as Inner West Mayor and install Jessica D'Arienzo as deputy. Cr Byrne will use a mayoral minute tonight to address the […]

Inner West councillors support expansion of food waste recycling program

By SEJA AL ZAIDI Inner West Council will discuss the introduction of food organics and garden organics (FOGO) recycling to all residences this Tuesday at its first meeting of the new year.  Newly-elected Labor Councillor Mat Howard has tabled a motion proposing that council "commits to provide food organics and organics waste recycling (FOGO) to […]

Inner West Council to incorporate Uluru Statement from the Heart as ‘philosophical underpinning’ for Aboriginal relations

By SEJA AL-ZAIDI Inner West Council has announced that they will incorporate the Uluru Statement from the Heart into the council’s Community Strategic Plan following last month's elections. Councillor Darcy Byrne, who was re-elected as Inner West Mayor in December, said that the Uluru Statement from the Heart, once incorporated, would become the “philosophical underpinning […]

Labor to secure majority on Inner West Council

By DANIEL LO SURDO The Australian Labor Party will earn a majority of seats in the second term of Inner West Council after the results from the NSW Electoral Commission confirmed that the party would hold eight of the 15 seats after important wins in Leichhardt, Ashfield and Marrickville. All five of Labor's inner west […]

Labor and de-amalgamation lead Inner West election despite disconnect

By EVA BAXTER Labor is currently leading in votes in the inner west local government election, and the poll on de-amalgamation shows the majority of residents are in favour of a demerger, despite Labor councillors from the outgoing council taking a cautious approach to the de-merger over the past year. The Local Government Act 1993 […]

Inner West candidates pledge to put residents first on next term of Council

By DANIEL LO SURDO Nine select Inner West candidates discussed their desire to work for the community after a tumultuous inaugural Inner West Council term.  At City Hub’s Inner West Candidates’ Forum earlier this month, those contesting local office at the December 4 elections were quizzed on their desire to either continue in or enter […]

With the stroke of a pen…

Opinion by PETER HEHIR It was a toss-up whether this piece should be titled “Damned lies and statistics” or the one that I particularly liked, “The machine that goes ping!” The latter is of course a reference to the delivery room scene in Monty Python’s brilliant 20th-century satire “The Meaning of Life”. But then again it […]

Grandstanding, development and a choked peninsula: Balmain-Baludarri Ward priorities according to Inner West election candidates

By EVA BAXTER Balmain-Baludarri Ward covers Lilyfield, Rozelle, Balmain, Balmain East and Birchgrove and is currently represented on Inner West Council by Labor councillor Darcy Byrne, Greens Mayor Rochelle Porteous and Independent John Stamolis. Porteous is not standing for re-election. Darcy Byrne Byrne is the spokesperson of Inner West Local Labor and was the inaugural […]

Turning off parking meters again to cost Inner West Council up to $640,000 in lost revenue

By DANIEL LO SURDO Parking meters across the Inner West will be turned off once again after they were reactivated last Monday in a move that could cost $640,000 in loss of Council revenue.   Throughout the COVID-19 lockdowns this year, Inner West Council elected to turn off their parking meters to support the local businesses […]