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The case for and against de-amalgamation in the Inner West

By DANIEL LO SURDO Included in the Inner West Council election papers on December 4 will be a de-amalgamation poll, which will ask voters the following question: In May 2016, Ashfield, Leichhardt and Marrickville councils were amalgamated into one local government area by the State Government.  Do you support the Inner West local government area […]

Grassroots to global: Inner West Council Greens aren’t afraid to go big

By EVA BAXTER Inner West Council has one of the strongest representations of Greens on council in Sydney. There are currently five Greens on council, tied with Labor for the most representatives for a party. In comparison, nearby Canterbury-Bankstown Council has one Green on council, and one candidate. City of Sydney has no Greens currently […]

Inner West candidates pledge to put residents first on next term of Council

By DANIEL LO SURDO Nine select Inner West candidates discussed their desire to work for the community after a tumultuous inaugural Inner West Council term.  At City Hub’s Inner West Candidates’ Forum earlier this month, those contesting local office at the December 4 elections were quizzed on their desire to either continue in or enter […]

Culture, climate and de-amalgamation: Stanmore-Damun Ward priorities according to Inner West election candidates

By EVA BAXTER Stanmore-Damun Ward includes Camperdown, Newtown, Stanmore, Enmore, Petersham and Lewisham and is currently represented on Inner West Council by Labor councillor Anna York, Greens councillor Louise Steer and Independent Pauline Lockie. Lockie is the only councillor bidding for re-election. Pauline Lockie Lockie told the Independent that despite the difficulty of campaigning as […]

Meet the Greens candidates for the 2021 Inner West Council elections

By SASHA FOOT, ELYSIA COOK and DANIEL LO SURDO Ahead of the Inner West Council local elections on September 4, the Independent profiled all five Greens candidates seeking to either be elected or gain re-election to Council.  Kobi Shetty Kobi Shetty is the Greens candidate running for Baludarri-Balmain, which encompasses the suburbs of Balmain, Balmain-East, […]

Promised potties undelivered at Newtown park

By ALLISON HORE  If you’ve ever found yourself busting for the loo at Camperdown Memorial Park in Newtown you’ve probably found yourself wondering, why aren’t there toilets here?  Liz Atkins, a Greens candidate in the upcoming Inner West Council elections, is asking the same thing.  In late 2018 the Inner West council unveiled a plan […]