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Leichhardt skate park receives state government seal of approval

By DANIEL LO SURDO The chief executive of the NSW government's Greater Sydney Parklands Trust has thrown her support behind a controversial new skate park in Leichhardt, saying that it would be a "key recreational facility for young people and families". In a letter to Inner West Council General Manager Peter Gainsford last month, Suellen […]

Plans for controversial Inner West skate park back on the table

By DANIEL LO SURDO Plans for a Leichhardt skate park in the Inner West have been put back on the table, with the project on public exhibition until Monday. It comes after a back-and-forth between councillors in the previous term of council, whereby approval for the Leichhardt skate park was rescinded in December 2020 following […]

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 […]

Inner West Election Candidates Profile: Ashfield-Djarrawunang Ward

By DANIEL LO SURDO There will be at least one new face representing the Ashfield-Djarrawunang Ward following the Inner West elections, with Greens councillor Tom Kiat not seeking reelection. Liberal councillor Julie Passas, as of writing, has not yet announced her plans for reelection.  Mark Drury  Mark Drury is an incumbent Inner West Labor councillor […]

Italian Flag to be raised in Leichhardt on Festa della Repubblica

By DANIEL LO SURDO Inner West Councillors have unanimously supported a motion to raise the Italian flag at Leichhardt Town Hall on Festa della Repubblica, Italy’s National Day (June 2).  Calls to fly the Italian flag on Festa della Repubblica came about on June 11 this year, when the area bounding Norton and Marion Street […]

Inner West Council to prepare fee support for sporting clubs impacted by COVID-19 lockdown

By DANIEL LO SURDO Inner West Council will prepare a report on waiving ground hire fees for sporting clubs whose seasons were cancelled after Sydney entered a mandatory lockdown on June 26.  The report will be prepared after the neighbouring Canterbury-Bankstown and Canada Bay Councils both waived similar ground hire fees due to the COVID-19 […]

Inner West Council to launch $250,000 community COVID-19 support program

By DANIEL LO SURDO Inner West Council has moved to support a program that will provide financial assistance totalling $250,000 to local organisations impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.  Council resolved in an August meeting to receive a report addressing how up to $250,000 can be targeted to those most in need throughout the Inner West […]

COVID-recovery policy unanimously supported by Inner West Councillors

By DANIEL LO SURDO Inner West Councillors unanimously supported the preparation of a COVID-recovery outdoor dining and live performance policy to “allow and encourage safe use of public spaces by local restaurants, cafes, bars and local premises” at a Council meeting last week.  The motion, tabled from Councillor Darcy Byrne, detailed that the policy would […]

Inner West Councillors to request investigation of freight line noises in Marrickville

By DANIEL LO SURDO Inner West Councillors unanimously supported a motion requesting the Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) to investigate noise concerns from Marrickville residents living by the goods rail corridor. Councillor Julie Passas, who seconded the motion tabled from Marrickville Ward Councillor Victor Marci, offered little hope for the request, despite her support for […]

Marrickville Town hall live music proposal back to the drawing board

By ALLISON HORE  From council meetings to contemporary culture, the Marrickville Town Hall was set to begin a new life as a live music venue.   But those plans have been halted after some councillors had second thoughts about the idea.   In September last year, the Inner West Council moved to transform the building into a live music […]