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Inner West Council demands $30 million NSW government funding for ‘traffic nightmare’

By PATRICK MCKENZIE Inner West Council has continued a push for the NSW government to install “long-overdue” safety upgrades along streets affected by WestConnex, including a dangerous pedestrian crossing in Ashfield.  At a meeting on April 12, councillors unanimously passed a motion brought by fellow councillors Philippa Scott and Marghanita da Cruz that demanded the […]

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 […]

NSW government ‘chose to ignore’ warning signs before Inner West pedestrian death

By SWAGATALAKSHMI ROYCHOWDURY Inner West Council warned the NSW government four years ago about the dangers of the Ashfield intersection where a pedestrian was killed last month. The WestConnex local area improvement report, commissioned by council and released in 2018, flagged the dangers of the Frederick and John Street intersection, warning that increased traffic volume […]

Inner West General Manager to address de-amalgamation at public meeting this week

By DANIEL LO SURDO Over four months after residents voted in favour of de-amalgamating back to the former Ashfield, Leichhardt and Marrickville councils, the General Manager of Inner West Council is set to update the community on the state of the split later this week. Accompanying the ballots at the December elections was a poll […]

Philippa Scott hopes to carry Inner West to ‘sustainable future’

By AMBER GRIFFIN Voted into council at the December local elections, councillor Philippa Scott now represents Labor in the Leichhardt-Gulgadya ward of Inner West Council. In an interview with City Hub, Cr Scott said that she feels a very strong connection to the community and that she has "always wanted to represent the Inner West […]

Labor councillors accused of ‘gagging discussion’ as Inner West Council meeting schedule changed

By SEJA AL ZAIDI Ordinary meetings in the new year of Inner West Council will be halved to one per month after support from the Labor majority amended the meeting schedule for 2022. It comes after amendments were made to the meeting schedule last year, with the change to the one meeting per month model […]

Labor and de-amalgamation lead Inner West election despite disconnect

By EVA BAXTER Labor is currently leading in votes in the inner west local government election, and the poll on de-amalgamation shows the majority of residents are in favour of a demerger, despite Labor councillors from the outgoing council taking a cautious approach to the de-merger over the past year. The Local Government Act 1993 […]

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 […]

Inner West Election Candidates Profile: Leichhardt-Gulgadya Ward

By DANIEL LO SURDO The Inner West’s Leichhardt-Gulgadya Ward will also have at least one new occupant after December 4, with Labor councillor Lucille McKenna opting to not seek reelection. Leading Labor’s campaign in the Leichhardt-Gulgadya Ward will be Philippa Scott, while incumbent Greens councillor Marghanita da Cruz will be campaigning to retain her seat.  […]