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Inner West Mayor’s property up for sale but questions remain

By WENDY BACON Inner West Council Mayor Darcy Byrne has listed his property in East Balmain for auction in August. On Monday last week, Domain.com published a photo of the house with inspection times and an advertised auction date of August 11. The house is promoted as “the ultimate blank canvas in a coveted location” […]

Inner West demerger motion falls behind opposition of Labor bloc

By DANIEL LO SURDO The only motion at an extraordinary Inner West Council demerger meeting has been voted down behind the opposition of the one-seat majority Labor bloc this week. The 11-part motion, tabled by Greens councillors Justine Langford and Liz Atkins, as well as Independent John Stamolis, included calls for council to establish a […]

Former mayor says 10:30pm demerger meeting sends ‘clear message’ to community

By DANIEL LO SURDO A former mayor of Inner West Council has said that the current mayor and general manager's decision to schedule an extraordinary demerger council meeting at 10:30pm on Tuesday night "sends a clear message to the community that accessibility is not a priority", adding that it's "clear" that council wasn't going to […]

Mayor’s decision to schedule 10:30pm demerger meeting ‘completely ridiculous’: councillor

By DANIEL LO SURDO An Inner West councillor has savaged mayor Darcy Byrne's decision to schedule next Tuesday's extraordinary demerger council meeting for 10:30pm, calling it "completely ridiculous and unsuitable for our community". Independent councillor John Stamolis, who has been a councillor in the Inner West since 2008 and is staunchly in favour of de-amalgamating […]

Two inner Sydney councils approve moves for electric vehicle charging stations

By PATRICK MCKENZIE Inner West and Waverley Councils will look into providing more public electric vehicle (EV) charging stations in their areas, following successful motions at recent council meetings. At an Inner West Council meeting this month, councillors unanimously passed a motion proposing an EV charging station pilot program across council-managed public parking areas. The […]

Bunnings Tempe: Planning panel defers decision in win for the community

By PATRICK MCKENZIE Inner West councillors have unanimously supported a motion to conduct an independent risk assessment and feasibility review of proposed traffic lights near the site of the controversial proposed Bunnings store in Tempe. In passing a motion moved by councillor Mat Howard at a meeting last week, council resolved to “determine if safety […]

Morrison Low to prepare Inner West de-merger business case

By MARCUS HAAR The General Manager of Inner West Council has dismissed concerns that the independent consultancy firm tasked with building a business case for the council's demerger will skew its assumptions based on a previous cost-benefit report. When asked last week at a public meeting about the suitability of consultancy firm Morrison Low preparing […]

Tempe residents step up fight against ‘dangerous’ Bunnings plan

By PATRICK MCKENZIE A Tempe community campaign against the traffic management plan for a proposed Bunnings development has been backed by Inner West councillors, who have called on the NSW government to take action against what they believe is a safety risk to the area.  A group of local residents and members of the Tempe […]

Inner West General Manager to address de-amalgamation at public meeting this week

By DANIEL LO SURDO Over four months after residents voted in favour of de-amalgamating back to the former Ashfield, Leichhardt and Marrickville councils, the General Manager of Inner West Council is set to update the community on the state of the split later this week. Accompanying the ballots at the December elections was a poll […]

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 […]