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Randwick Council and Addison Road team up to help the vulnerable

By SASHA FOOT Addison Road Community Centre is donating 200 food hampers a week to Randwick City Council to support vulnerable people struggling during lockdown. Randwick City Council Mayor Danny Said volunteered at the Addison Road packing centre in Marrickville this week. He said it’s important to offer food relief services to struggling families in […]

Macri 4 Marrickville: the local councillor focused on local issues

By GEMMA BILLINGTON Local council, local issues. That’s the mantra of Marrickville’s ex-mayor and current independent Inner West councillor Victor Macri. When it comes to navigating the diverse needs of the Marrickville community, Macri’s goal is for every voice to be heard and for his policies to transcend what he considers political barriers. “I’m not […]

NSW COVID: Workers struggling to keep heads above water after Aquatic Centre stands down staff without pay

By ELYSIA COOK As Sydney was plunged into lockdown last month, Marrickville's Annette Kellerman Aquatic Centre (AKAC) stood down its entire workforce, indefinitely and without pay. While full-time and part-time workers have been asked to access their annual leave, many of the casual staff working at AKAC aren’t eligible for the COVID-19 Disaster Payment. An […]

New HJ Mahoney Reserve Youth Facility proves timely despite delays to completion

By ELYSIA COOK The Inner West Council opened the HJ Mahoney Reserve Youth Facility on June 16th. The facility is stage 3 of the Cooks River Parklands upgrade, and was originally set for completion in mid 2020.  The area has a multi-purpose court, skate ramps, three street art walls, outdoor study spaces, hang-out nets and […]

Marrickville Town hall live music proposal back to the drawing board

By ALLISON HORE  From council meetings to contemporary culture, the Marrickville Town Hall was set to begin a new life as a live music venue.   But those plans have been halted after some councillors had second thoughts about the idea.   In September last year, the Inner West Council moved to transform the building into a live music […]

Looking For Some New Soul Tunes? Ngaiire Has You Covered

The future of soul music is bright, and we have Ngaiire to thank for it. Boasting a selection of future-soul sounds, Sydney and Papua New Guinea based artist Ngaiire is rising up the industry ranks, touring alongside the likes of Alicia Keys and Sufjan Stevens. She also has a range of awards in her repertoire […]

Inner West charity launches innovative zero-waste zero-emissions kitchen

By ALLISON HORE A Marrickville charity has launched a new “zero waste, zero emissions” kitchen which will cook up ready meals for underprivileged locals. The kitchen is one of the first of its kind in Australia. On Monday Addison Road Community Centre, a grassroots organisation in operation since 1976, launched the new kitchen which will […]

Marrickville Transformed

Over 40 new stores, new dining and fresh food plus a new Coles opening at the newly expanded Marrickville Metro on June 10. Inner West's iconic Marrickville Metro has received a fresh new face lift and from June 10 the doors will open. As part of a multi-million dollar redevelopment, the centre will open to an […]

Alex Lykos – Jawbone

Of Greek origins, Alex Lykos writes and performs in Jawbone at the Factory Theatre, the 12th stage production he has been involved in as an writer/actor/director. He was creator of the trilogy Alex & Eve, Alex & Eve: The Wedding and Alex & Eve: The Baby, and adapted Alex & Eve for the big screen, which premiered across […]

“Breaking up the beast”: Inner West residents to be given vote on de-amalgamation

By ALLISON HORE Inner West residents will be polled in the upcoming local council elections asking if they would like to see the Inner West council split up. Ever since the Leichhardt, Marrickville and Ashfield councils were forcibly amalgamated by the NSW Government in 2016, there has been controversy surrounding the decision. But with the […]