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Liberals retain two seats at City of Sydney despite departures of Chung, Forster

By DANIEL LO SURDO City of Sydney candidates Shauna Jarrett and Lyndon Gannon have both been elected to retain the Liberal's two-seat presence following the departures of previous party representatives Craig Chung and Christine Forster. Election results released by the NSW Electoral Commission comes after the Liberals, who control the majority in both NSW and […]

Jess Scully returns as Deputy Lord Mayor on new City of Sydney term

By DANIEL LO SURDO Jess Scully has retained her posting as deputy lord mayor after she was voted back in at the first meeting of the new council term yesterday.  With Clover Moore returning as lord mayor following December’s elections, Cr Scully was backed by the Clover Moore Independent Team in a move that secured […]

Recounts requested in Inner West elections

By DANIEL LO SURDO Recounts in the Inner West Leichhardt-Gulgadya and Marrickville-Midjuburi wards have been requested following results released by the NSW Electoral Commission that showed a Labor majority on the new term of Inner West Council. After all Labor frontrunners comfortably secured seats in each of the five council wards, the electing of Jessica […]

Labor to increase presence on Inner West Council

By DANIEL LO SURDO The Australian Labor Party (ALP) is set to increase its presence on Inner West Council after Jessica D'Arienzo - who ran alongside incumbent ALP councillor Mark Drury in the Ashfield-Djarrawunang ward - has all but secured the party a sixth seat on council, one further than in the previous Inner West […]

City lauds ‘bold environmental action’ in End of Term Report

By DANIEL LO SURDO The City of Sydney’s 2017-2021 End of Term report has praised the environmental action that has been taken in the past four years of council.  In the report, the City highlighted the work from the private sector in assisting the goals of the council, while also outlining shortcomings in their climate […]

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 […]

Why should we wear the pain?

Opinion by PETER HEHIR and ANDREW CHUTER At the upcoming council election on December 4th, residents of the Inner West will finally have a say on restoring their local councils which were abolished by Mike Baird in 2016. They will receive an additional ballot paper asking whether they want to bring back Leichhardt, Marrickville and […]

In bed with the enemy

Opinion by PETER HEHIR The scene is from Ghostbusters and our heroes are in the Mayor’s office, where the following exchange takes place.  Bill Murray’s character is attempting to win over the Mayor and he kicks it off with;  “A disaster of biblical proportions.” “What do you mean biblical?” says the Mayor. “What he means […]

Candidates for Inner West Council centre concern for climate at forum

By EVA BAXTER On Sunday November 14th City Hub hosted an Inner West Council candidates’ forum on unceded Gadigal and Wangal land at the Addison Road Community Centre in Marrickville. A select nine councillors and candidates hoping to get a seat on the forthcoming second term of Inner West Council participated. The first half of […]

Inner West Election Candidates Profile: Leichhardt-Gulgadya Ward

By DANIEL LO SURDO The Inner West’s Leichhardt-Gulgadya Ward will also have at least one new occupant after December 4, with Labor councillor Lucille McKenna opting to not seek reelection. Leading Labor’s campaign in the Leichhardt-Gulgadya Ward will be Philippa Scott, while incumbent Greens councillor Marghanita da Cruz will be campaigning to retain her seat.  […]