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Inner West candidates pledge to put residents first on next term of Council

By DANIEL LO SURDO Nine select Inner West candidates discussed their desire to work for the community after a tumultuous inaugural Inner West Council term.  At City Hub’s Inner West Candidates’ Forum earlier this month, those contesting local office at the December 4 elections were quizzed on their desire to either continue in or enter […]

Culture, climate and de-amalgamation: Stanmore-Damun Ward priorities according to Inner West election candidates

By EVA BAXTER Stanmore-Damun Ward includes Camperdown, Newtown, Stanmore, Enmore, Petersham and Lewisham and is currently represented on Inner West Council by Labor councillor Anna York, Greens councillor Louise Steer and Independent Pauline Lockie. Lockie is the only councillor bidding for re-election. Pauline Lockie Lockie told the Independent that despite the difficulty of campaigning as […]

WestConnex activist to Deputy Mayor: Pauline Lockie hopes her road through Inner West Council continues

By EVA BAXTER Independent Deputy Mayor of Inner West Council Pauline Lockie never planned on becoming a political representative. As her first term on council comes to an end and she campaigns for re-election for Damun/Stanmore ward, she told the Independent it’s the work of local government that makes life in the inner city great. […]

Turning off parking meters again to cost Inner West Council up to $640,000 in lost revenue

By DANIEL LO SURDO Parking meters across the Inner West will be turned off once again after they were reactivated last Monday in a move that could cost $640,000 in loss of Council revenue.   Throughout the COVID-19 lockdowns this year, Inner West Council elected to turn off their parking meters to support the local businesses […]

Inner West: Porteous and Lockie plan to bring ‘calm’ back to Council

By DANIEL LO SURDO New Inner West Mayor Rochelle Porteous and Deputy Mayor Pauline Lockie will look to bring back the community focus to Council over their three-month term.  Ms Porteous beat out the previous mayor Darcy Byrne and previous deputy mayor Victor Macri for the position at Council’s extraordinary meeting on the 7th of […]

High hopes new Inner West Mayoral positions will reset council culture

By EVA BAXTER Greens councillor Rochelle Porteous has been voted in as the new Mayor of the Inner West after defeating Labor Mayor Darcy Byrne and Independent Deputy Mayor Vic Macri for the position. The new Mayor and Deputy Mayor will hold the position until this Council term concludes in three months, coinciding with the […]

Darcy Bryne out, Rochelle Porteous in as Inner West Council vote new Mayor

By DANIEL LO SURDO Greens Councillor Ms Rochelle Porteous has been voted in as the new Inner West Mayor after defeating previous Mayor Darcy Byrne and Deputy Mayor Victor Macri for the position. The vote finished between Ms Porteous and Labor Councillor Mr Byrne, with the former winning the mayoralty with seven votes to Byrne's […]

Byrne tells NCAT he did not understand conflict of interest rules

By WENDY BACON With local government elections postponed until December 2021, Inner West Council Mayor Darcy Byrne faces a possible suspension that could prevent him from standing to continue leading the Council until the postponed election. Inner West Councillors vote for the Mayor, unlike in the nearby City of Sydney which has a popular election. […]

Inner West Next in Line for Deep Excavation Risks

By DANIEL LO SURDO Deep excavation set to take place in the Inner West has raised concerns with the Rozelle community about the ramifications to their lives and properties. Excavation as part of the Rozelle Interchange, a three-storey spaghetti junction connecting the M4-M5 Link Tunnels and the City West Link, began last month after 60 […]

St Peters parklands meant to compensate for WestConnex are contaminated, says environmental scientist

By KATELYN MILLIGAN An environmental scientist is calling for an independent contamination assessment into landfill offered by the NSW government as potential parklands to ‘compensate’ for WestConnex to the St Peter’s community. The proposed hilltop park at the southwestern end of the St Peters Interchange was previously a highly polluted landfill site which contained contaminants […]