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Dibble Ave Waterhole restored and safety audit expected for nearby Marrickville Golf Club

By EVA BAXTER Stabilisation and preservation works at the Dibble Ave Waterhole in Marrickville are almost complete and revegetation of the stabilised banks has commenced. The project coincides with the plans for Marrickville Parklands including the Marrickville Golf Course which in August was contentiously granted a 21-year lease by Inner West Council. The waterhole has […]

Ambitious community plan to halve rubbish in the Cooks River by 2025 endorsed by council

By ASTON BROWN The Cooks River is set to get cleaner under a new strategy that aims to coordinate clean-up efforts across council, community, and local authorities to target litter at its source. Earlier this week, the Inner West Council unanimously voted to endorse the new plan that aims to halve the amount of rubbish […]

Inner West Councillors to request investigation of freight line noises in Marrickville

By DANIEL LO SURDO Inner West Councillors unanimously supported a motion requesting the Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) to investigate noise concerns from Marrickville residents living by the goods rail corridor. Councillor Julie Passas, who seconded the motion tabled from Marrickville Ward Councillor Victor Marci, offered little hope for the request, despite her support for […]

Marrickville golf club scores 18-holes and 21-year lease

By EVA BAXTER Inner West Council voted to grant Marrickville golf club a 21-year lease. The decision follows an intense and ongoing debate over the use of dwindling public land. The inner west has one of the lowest ratios of public green space per resident in Sydney with 789 residents for every hectare of public […]

Marrickville’s Dorothy Kolentsis’ Advice To Aspiring Artists

By Jarrod Wolfhunter Dorothy Kolentsis wears many different hats in Sydney’s and more specifically, the Inner West’s art community. Dot is a painter, sketching artist, ceramicist. Her role as Art Program Co-ordinator at the Art Gallery of NSW has Dot organising workshops for fledgling and emerging school-aged artists. Dot’s most recent exhibition was at Studio […]

Marrickville’s Liyah Knight Fuses R&B And Acoustics

By Elysia Cook Co-written by Diesel, Liyah Knight's new single Moon Baby coalesces unembellished lyrics, lilting melodies and funky guitar chords. The end result is a rich and multidimensional single. It would be a mistake to try and define the genre of Liyah Knight’s latest single Moon Baby. And that’s the point, says Knight, who […]

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 […]