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Figures reveal Inner West “tree massacre”

By ALLISON HORE Data released by the Inner West Council reveals there has been an 80% increase in applications for tree removals across the council area and a 100% increase in removals.  The sharp increase in the number of applications for tree removals comes after the Inner West council made changes to tree removal policies. […]

Inner West Council pauses deal with Newington School

By WENDY BACON The Inner West Council pressed pause last night on its agreement to give private boys’ school Newington exclusive right to use part of Tempe Reserve in exchange for a contribution to upgrading sporting fields at the Reserve. After a lengthy debate, a majority of Councillors voted against continuing with the deal that […]

Elite college wants to ‘privatise’ public sports park

By ALLISON HORE The Inner West Council faced backlash after confidential negotiations to grant “preferential access” to a large public park to one of Sydney’s wealthiest schools were leaked by a member of council. If approved, the 30-year licence would give Newington College in Stanmore exclusive use of the fields at Tempe Reserve for 17 […]

Swastika drawn on Aboriginal flag

by ALEC SMART An Aboriginal flag mural in Camperdown Park, in Sydney’s inner west suburb of Newtown, was defaced with a swastika, prompting quick community action to cover the offensive graffiti. On 24 April, DiegoAndres Barberini RothseyRodriguez was walking through the park when he caught sight of the racist graffiti, and took a photo with […]

Inner West Council votes ‘No’ to Religious Discrimination Bill

By Mike Hitch The Inner West Council (IWC) has officially taken a stand against the coalition government’s proposed Religious Discrimination Bill after noting the importance of universally accessible healthcare during the COVID-19 pandemic. Spearheaded by Councillor Pauline Lockie in partnership with Independent MP for Sydney, Alex Greenwich, the Inner West Council passed a motion yesterday […]

Coronavirus catering: from dine-in to take-away

By ALEXI DEMETRIADI Australia’s bars and restaurants have shut their doors for dine-in service to halt the spread of COVID-19 and business plans across the country were simultaneously ripped apart over night. One saving grace for many of Sydney’s food and drink spots is that take-away has remained an option. Hundreds of venues had to […]

WestConnex privatisation likely

by ALEC SMART The NSW Govt is planning a scoping study to consider divesting its remaining 49 per cent stake in WestConnex toll roads and sell it to the private sector. NSW Treasury will seek to appoint advisers to conduct the scoping study with a report expected to be handed to the Government in the […]

Sleepless nights as WestConnex breaks curfew

By ELIZA SPENCER Turn off the Princes’ highway, and from Campbell Street to Stanmore Road, the sound of compression breaking, rattling trucks and booming horns sound the march of progress towards the competition of the WestConnex New M5 project. The controversial project has already caused the forced eviction of residents across the Inner West, and […]

Metro tree felling fallout

By VANESSA LIM An announcement that 10 mature trees on Smidmore Street in Marrickville, next to the construction site for the expansion of the Metro Shopping Centre, will be chopped down, has caused anger. The Metro shopping mall expansion, which was approved by the NSW Planning and Assessment Commission (PAC) in 2012, first stated that […]