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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 Approval for the Leichhardt skate park was rescinded in December 2020 following the initial adoption of the Leichhardt Park management plan […]

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back-and-forth between councillors in the previous term of council, whereby approval for the Leichhardt skate park was rescinded in December 2020 following […]

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 […]

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 […]