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Leichhardt skate park approval ‘conflicts’ with climate change commitment

Opinion by GRETCHEN GAMBLE Many in our community have been shocked to hear about Inner West Councils’ decision to remove a longstanding and well used local foreshore park and approve the removal of 45 mature trees for the Leichhardt skate park. This is environmental vandalism! Why on Earth did council choose this location for another […]

Leichhardt skate park approved by council despite local concerns

By SEJA AL ZAIDI The Inner West Council has officially approved plans for a controversial new skate park in Leichhardt.  The plan was carried at the latest Inner West council meeting earlier in May. Approval for the Leichhardt skate park was rescinded in December 2020 following the initial adoption of the Leichhardt Park management plan […]

Inner West councillor says state government invitation to skate park an ‘insult’

By DANIEL LO SURDO An Inner West councillor has called the mayor and general manager's invitation of the NSW Greater Sydney Parklands Trust chief executive to the site of the proposed Leichhardt skate park an "insult to the community", accusing the pair of dismissing "the local residents and [instead asking] for opinions from state government". […]

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 […]

Where will the children play?

By ALLISON HORE The plans for a skatepark at Leichhardt Park have hit another roadblock after council voted to put the park's plans under an extra layer of scrutiny.  The move will mean the decade-long decision making process for a new Inner West skatepark will be drawn out even longer.  The vote follows lengthy debate […]

May Murray childcare in limbo

By Lanie Tindale  Marrickville residents are protesting the Inner West council’s recommendation to close down the May Murray Early Learning Centre. Marrickville resident Annabel Prince's two year old son Oliver is enrolled at May Murray. “On Friday night I received an odd email from Council,” said Ms. Prince. The email contained a link leading to the council agenda for the next Council meeting. “Buried within that agenda I discovered […]