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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.  […]

Inner West Election Candidates Profile: Ashfield-Djarrawunang Ward

By DANIEL LO SURDO There will be at least one new face representing the Ashfield-Djarrawunang Ward following the Inner West elections, with Greens councillor Tom Kiat not seeking reelection. Liberal councillor Julie Passas, as of writing, has not yet announced her plans for reelection.  Mark Drury  Mark Drury is an incumbent Inner West Labor councillor […]

WestConnex activist to Deputy Mayor: Pauline Lockie hopes her road through Inner West Council continues

By EVA BAXTER Independent Deputy Mayor of Inner West Council Pauline Lockie never planned on becoming a political representative. As her first term on council comes to an end and she campaigns for re-election for Damun/Stanmore ward, she told the Independent it’s the work of local government that makes life in the inner city great. […]

NSW COVID: Local Government Elections pushed back to December

By DANIEL LO SURDO NSW Local Government Elections scheduled for September 4 this year have been postponed three months to December 4 as the COVID-19 outbreak throughout the state continues to grow. Minister for Local Government Shelley Hancock MP announced Saturday night that December 4 would be the new date that elections would be held, […]

First Indigenous mayoral candidate,Yvonne Weldon, set to take on Clover

By ALLISON HORE With Dr. Kerryn Phelps stepping back from her election campaign due to the health of a family member, Wiradjuri woman Yvonne Weldon has announced she would be vying for the top job.  She is the first independent, indigenous candidate for Lord Mayor. Ms. Weldon announced her candidacy today at Redfern Park, a […]