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Power to the People

By MARK MORDUE Addison Road Community Organisation and Newtown Neighbourhood Centre are combining forces to create a national alliance of community organisations working together to lobby for social justice and a basic living wage at the next election. “The inner west is the boarding house capital of Australia," Newtown Neighbourhood Centre CEO Liz Yeo said. […]

Newtown Festival Coming To Your Backyard

The 2020 iteration of the annual Newtown Festival will need to take on an entirely new look amidst COVID-19 restrictions. This November the Newtown Neighbourhood Centre is calling on Newtown locals, and Sydneysiders alike, to instead celebrate in the safety and comfort of their own backyards. For more than 40 years the second Sunday in […]

Best Community Support – Newtown Neighbourhood Centre

The Newtown Neighbourhood Centre always has its finger on the pulse and has been running its volunteer outreach program a little differently as a result of Covid, by sending people out to the needy rather than on-site. They have just expanded their outreach program to include the CBD and have just recently finished training a […]

Newtown Re-emerges

By Renee Lou Dallow Newtown NSW, our very own mini Metropolis has been struggling, just like the rest of us, to get through this difficult time of COVID-19. For those of us who know and love the bohemian thoroughfare of King Street life has taken a bit of a different turn. Used to the crowded […]

Newtown Festival 2019

By Madison Behringer. This Sunday, Newtown Festival returns to Camperdown Memorial Rest Park for its 41st year in a row. Hosted and run by Newtown Neighbourhood Centre (NNC), the Festival is one of their key annual fundraisers. With their key purpose of the Festival being By the People, For the People, Newtown Festival is an […]

Newtown to park its late night problems

By Michael Hitch The Inner West Council has unveiled plans to tackle antisocial behaviour at Camperdown Memorial Rest Park and Fleming Street Reserve as Newtown continues to earn a reputation as the party suburb of Sydney. The Council decided to undertake a community safety survey of the park after a reported increase of assaults, underage […]

Newtown Festival 2017

By Rita Bratovich. The Newtown Festival turns 39 this year and will be as spritely and ostentatious as ever. When it was first established by the Newtown Neighbourhood Centre (NNC) as a fundraiser there were a lot fewer festivals, markets and other events on the Sydney calendar than there are today, yet Newtown Festival has […]

Tackling violence without lockouts

BY CHRISTOPHER HARRIS The Newtown Vibe Roundtable formed amidst fears of increasing violence in the suburb, following the introduction of the entertainment precinct's lockout laws. Leaders from the local community came together to find ways to maintain the suburb's diversity and keep violence down.  They believe their innovative solutions are working. “We’re not about resisting change,” says Liz […]

Inner west less affordable than ever

A national rental affordablity report has found that less than one per cent of properties are affordable for people living on minimum wage in inner west Sydney. In the Marrickville local government area, this decreased to zero per cent. Anglicare Australia conducted its annual Rental Affordability Snapshot last month, collecting data on rental properties from […]

Marrickville: boarding house central

The Marrickville Legal Centre believes many of an estimated three to four hundred boarding houses in the Marrickville area are unregistered, leaving residents in legal limbo when disputes arise. Legislation passed in 2012 established a boarding house register and gave occupancy rights to residents including access to the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal. “Prior to […]