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Inner West Mayor’s property up for sale but questions remain

By WENDY BACON Inner West Council Mayor Darcy Byrne has listed his property in East Balmain for auction in August. On Monday last week, Domain.com published a photo of the house with inspection times and an advertised auction date of August 11. The house is promoted as “the ultimate blank canvas in a coveted location” […]

Inner West Council demands $30 million NSW government funding for ‘traffic nightmare’

By PATRICK MCKENZIE Inner West Council has continued a push for the NSW government to install “long-overdue” safety upgrades along streets affected by WestConnex, including a dangerous pedestrian crossing in Ashfield.  At a meeting on April 12, councillors unanimously passed a motion brought by fellow councillors Philippa Scott and Marghanita da Cruz that demanded the […]

Ashfield Aquatic Centre to host free trans and gender diverse swim night

By DANIEL LO SURDO Ashfield Aquatic Centre will play host to a free trans and gender diverse swim night later this month, in a move to promote accessible and inclusive events in the Inner West. The trans and gender diverse community, as well as allies, friends, partners and families will all be given free, exclusive […]

NSW government ‘chose to ignore’ warning signs before Inner West pedestrian death

By SWAGATALAKSHMI ROYCHOWDURY Inner West Council warned the NSW government four years ago about the dangers of the Ashfield intersection where a pedestrian was killed last month. The WestConnex local area improvement report, commissioned by council and released in 2018, flagged the dangers of the Frederick and John Street intersection, warning that increased traffic volume […]

Norton Street facelift readies for February completion behind $22.5m grant

By DANIEL LO SURDO Works on Norton Street are taking shape ahead of an expected completion date next month, with a $22.5 million grant from 2018 financing the facelift for the area. Streetscape works hope to provide a safer place for pedestrians and instil a greater sense of pride in the public domain but have […]

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.  […]

Outdoor Public Pools reopen across the Inner West and Inner City

By ASTON BROWN Outdoor pools reopened on Monday following an announcement from the NSW Government last week, with the change allowing both vaccinated and unvaccinated people to visit outdoor pools across NSW. Inner West Mayor Rochelle Porteous welcomed the news. “Opening these to our community will significantly improve wellbeing and services can be managed in […]

COVID-recovery policy unanimously supported by Inner West Councillors

By DANIEL LO SURDO Inner West Councillors unanimously supported the preparation of a COVID-recovery outdoor dining and live performance policy to “allow and encourage safe use of public spaces by local restaurants, cafes, bars and local premises” at a Council meeting last week.  The motion, tabled from Councillor Darcy Byrne, detailed that the policy would […]

Inner West Council tree policy sees canopy decline

By EVA BAXTER The Inner West has regressed on city tree canopy targets with canopy coverage under 20%. The NSW government’s ‘5 million trees’ program aims to increase Greater Sydney’s tree canopy by 40% by 2030. Council data found two of the 25 suburbs accounted for nearly half of the tree canopy loss in the […]

Inner West Council considers discounted pool entry for those receiving government support

By ASTON BROWN The Inner West Council is considering reducing the cost of entry to its pools for people receiving social security support. If passed, the proposal will see a casual swimming fee of $1.20 for social security recipients across all Inner West Council Aquatic facilities. The current pensioner swimming fee is $4.70 at most […]