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Inner West Council de-amalgamation continues on rocky path as business case comes under fire

By AMBER GRIFFIN A business case detailing the process of de-amalgamation for the Inner West Council (IWC) is receiving heavy criticism from councillors and residents, after it was passed for public exhibition at a recent IWC meeting. Earlier in the year, the Inner West Councils (IWC) General Manager Peter Gainsford commissioned consulting firm Morrison Low to […]

Inner West Trans and Gender Diverse swim night a ‘raging success’: Deputy Mayor

By DANIEL LO SURDO The Inner West's deputy mayor has called the first Trans and Gender Diverse swim night a "raging success", with the event going ahead on Friday night after receiving a deluge of transphobic comments earlier this month. The swim night, which took place at Ashfield Aquatic Centre, was announced this month and […]

Mark Drury to champion Ashfield in new Inner West Council term

By DANIEL LO SURDO Mark Drury has been a councillor in the Inner West for over 16 years. In that time, he has helped build the new Ashfield Aquatic Centre, propelled calls for the GreenWay infrastructure project and pushed for improvements to Dulwich Hill Station. He has also served as the Chair of the Parramatta […]

The Sydney Blues Society sparking appreciation for the Blues throughout the Inner West

By Amber Griffin Just when you thought the music scene in Sydney couldn’t get more electrifying and diverse, wait until you hear about the Sydney Blues Society, the hidden gem for blues music in Sydney. In an interview with City Hub, Sydney Blues Society Secretary Nina Sbresni shared with us all things blue music. “We […]

Woman who fatally struck pedestrian at Ashfield intersection charged

By ERIN MODARO A woman from Picnic Point has been charged following a fatal pedestrian crash at an Ashfield intersection in the Inner West earlier this month. The 48-year-old driver who struck the elderly man was charged with dangerous driving occasioning death and is due to appear before Burwood Local Court on Tuesday 24th of […]

Safety calls for Inner West crossing intensify after pedestrian death

By ERIN MODARO A community petition in the Inner West calling for increased safety at an Ashfield intersection has gathered new steam in response to a pedestrian fatality last week. On Sunday, a pedestrian was struck by a dual cap four-wheel drive at the Frederick and John Street intersection while using the pedestrian crossing and […]

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 […]

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 […]