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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 […]

Inner West Council’s EDGE Art Camp On The GreenWay

By Marcus Haar If you’re looking to scratch that artistic itch, the Inner West Council has brought back EDGE Art Camp on The GreenWay, a 12-day on-site live art experience hosting over 20 pop-up art interventions from May 11-22. Reconnect with a community of creatives and artists by participating in free art workshops, tours, exhibitions, […]

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". […]

New plans for Leichhardt Oval released ahead of expected NSW funding boost

By DANIEL LO SURDO A major grandstand, a museum of rugby league in the Inner West, and at least six Tigers home games each year is part of a new Leichhardt Oval master plan released by Inner West mayor Darcy Byrne this week, ahead of expected state government funding for the ground. Cr Byrne will […]

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 […]

Inner West mayor lashes Perrottet’s ‘bonkers’ neglect of suburban sporting grounds

By DANIEL LO SURDO Inner West mayor Darcy Byrne has lashed NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet's refusal to adequately fund upgrades to suburban grounds across the state, as the state government held crisis talks last week to keep the NRL grand final in Sydney. NRL Chairman Peter V'landys and Perrottet entered crisis talks after an agreement […]

Inner West: 19-year-old Leichhardt man charged over Stanmore knifepoint robbery

By DANIEL LO SURDO A 19-year-old Leichhardt man has been charged by police over the knifepoint robbery of a Stanmore service station on Monday morning. At 12:15am on Monday, the man allegedly threatened an employee with a knife, demanding cash before fleeing on Parramatta Road. After inquiries made during the police investigation, officers executed a […]

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 […]

‘Absolute carnage’: Four hospitalised after six-car collision closes Parramatta Road at Leichhardt

By TOKS OGUNDARE A man has been arrested and several people have been hospitalised after a six-car collision closed Parramatta Road in both directions for seven hours yesterday.  Around 6:25 am yesterday, the driver of a silver Subaru Outback collided with five vehicles, including a Jeep Cherokee, Toyota Prado, Honda Civic, Mazda 6, and a […]

Body of 64-year-old missing Inner West man found in Rozelle Bay

By TOKS OGUNDARE The body of a missing 64-year-old man from the Inner West was found in Rozelle Bay this morning after NSW Police appealed for the public's help to locate him earlier this week.  The man was last seen at his home in Annandale at around 10:00 pm on Sunday and was reported missing […]