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Inner West Council seeks transparency on St Peters Interchange contamination

By AMBER GRIFFIN After a City Hub investigation revealed that council had been left in the dark about the NSW government's concerns over contamination at the WestConnex St Peters Interchange, the Inner West Council is taking action to gain transparency on the situation. A motion at a recent Inner West Council meeting requesting an "urgent […]

Inner West to commit over $2 million for inclusive playgrounds

By DANIEL LO SURDO Inner West Council has unanimously committed over $2 million from its next two budgets for the planning, design and construction of inclusive playgrounds across all of its five wards, which Labor councillor Mat Howard said would give "many children living with disability" the chance to play. The proposal was tabled at […]

Bunnings Tempe: Planning panel defers decision in win for the community

By PATRICK MCKENZIE Inner West councillors have unanimously supported a motion to conduct an independent risk assessment and feasibility review of proposed traffic lights near the site of the controversial proposed Bunnings store in Tempe. In passing a motion moved by councillor Mat Howard at a meeting last week, council resolved to “determine if safety […]

Inner West Council to provide free education to children of asylum seekers

By PATRICK MCKENZIE On Tuesday night, Inner West councillors unanimously supported a move to provide free early education to children whose parents are awaiting asylum seeker determination. The motion, moved by Labor councillor Mat Howard, recognises that while their cases are being assessed, asylum seekers are unable to access early childhood government subsidies that many […]

Tempe residents step up fight against ‘dangerous’ Bunnings plan

By PATRICK MCKENZIE A Tempe community campaign against the traffic management plan for a proposed Bunnings development has been backed by Inner West councillors, who have called on the NSW government to take action against what they believe is a safety risk to the area.  A group of local residents and members of the Tempe […]

Newtown’s Bedford Square to be renamed ‘Pride Square’

By DOUGLAS MAGALETTI Newtown’s Bedford Square is set to become Pride Square. Inner West Council is seeking to permanently rename the public square outside Newtown Town Hall in time for WorldPride 2023. Pride Square Motion Passed By Council Unanimously Labor councillor Mat Howard put forward the amendment which was passed unanimously. “We have kick-started the […]

Anti-Racism strategy to be adopted in Inner West following sign removal stoush

By PATRICK MCKENZIE Inner West Council will develop an anti-racism strategy in consultation with local community groups as part of a motion that was unanimously approved earlier this month.  The motion, moved by councillor Mat Howard at a March council meeting acknowledges that "racism exists in all communities and that councils have a role and […]

Community to ‘reconnect’ at Inner West Seniors Festival

By SHARLOTTE THOU The Inner West Seniors Festival will take place from Friday 25 March to Monday 3 April, as part of the broader NSW Seniors Festival. The festival – with a ‘reconnect’ theme - aims to “celebrate the role seniors play in the community and acknowledge the important contributions they make”.   Inner West local […]

Inner West Council condemns transgender discrimination, calls for change to NSW gender recognition act

By DANIEL LO SURDO Inner West councillors have unanimously condemned transgender and gender diverse discrimination at a council meeting this week, with the motion also calling on the NSW government to amend the Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Act, to enable legal gender recognition without requiring surgical intervention. The motion, which was moved by Greens […]

Inner West Council votes unanimously to put food waste recycling bins in every home

By PATRICK MCKENZIE Every household will be provided with food waste recycling bins during the council term as the Inner West becomes the third Sydney inner-city council to make the commitment. During an ordinary meeting this month, council unanimously voted to distribute food organics and garden organics waste recycling (FOGO) to every residence in the […]