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Marrickville council raises alarm over asbestos-ridden WestConnex site

BY WENDY BACON Marrickville Council is seeking urgent legal advice as to whether it can issue a stop work order for the Alexandria Landfill site in St Peters. Since August, the WestConnex Delivery Authority (WDA) has removed hundreds of truck loads of waste from the site. This is despite resident concerns that trucks have not […]

Marrickville joins stand against WestConnex

By Emily Contador-Kelsall   Marrickville Council officially declared their opposition to the contentious WestConnex project at last week’s council meeting, a move that the WestConnex Action Group labelled “a great win for grassroots resident groups”. This vote came a week before revelations that the WestConnex project will not ease congestion based on the state government's […]

Marrickville condemns anti-Semitism

By Emily Contador-Kelsall   Marrickville Council unanimously supported a mayoral minute last week condemning anti-Semitic behaviour that had surfaced in the area. The motion was introduced after councillor Rosana Tyler was targeted with anti-Semitic vandalism on a sign advertising her personal business due to her Jewish faith. The University of Sydney has also come to […]

Marrickville Mayoral election sparks council controversy

By Jessica Yun Marrickville Council has elected Independent councillor Mark Gardiner to be their new mayor for 2015. Independents Mark Gardiner and Morris Hanna were elected mayor and deputy mayor respectively. Competing with Greens councillor Sylvie Ellsmore for the top job, Cr Gardiner won the votes of all councillors except the 4 Greens councillors. A […]