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Transport for NSW kept Inner West Council in the dark about St Peters contamination

By WENDY BACON Transport for NSW failed to inform Inner West Council (IWC) about public safety concerns for land in St Peters that it wanted the Council to manage as a park. A City Hub investigation has found that the NSW Environmental Protection Authority’s concerns about hazard risks at the site led it to require […]

Former mayor says 10:30pm demerger meeting sends ‘clear message’ to community

By DANIEL LO SURDO A former mayor of Inner West Council has said that the current mayor and general manager's decision to schedule an extraordinary demerger council meeting at 10:30pm on Tuesday night "sends a clear message to the community that accessibility is not a priority", adding that it's "clear" that council wasn't going to […]

Morrison Low to prepare Inner West de-merger business case

By MARCUS HAAR The General Manager of Inner West Council has dismissed concerns that the independent consultancy firm tasked with building a business case for the council's demerger will skew its assumptions based on a previous cost-benefit report. When asked last week at a public meeting about the suitability of consultancy firm Morrison Low preparing […]

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 […]

Early works to the Western Harbour Tunnel starting this month despite community concerns

By TOKS OGUNDARE Early works to the multi-billion dollar Western Harbour Tunnel will start this month after the NSW government awarded a $722 million contract to deliver the first stage of tunnelling. The first 1.7 kilometres of tunnels will be built from Rozelle to Birchgrove, eventually linking the WestConnex motorway at the Rozelle Interchange to […]

Labor to increase presence on Inner West Council

By DANIEL LO SURDO The Australian Labor Party (ALP) is set to increase its presence on Inner West Council after Jessica D'Arienzo - who ran alongside incumbent ALP councillor Mark Drury in the Ashfield-Djarrawunang ward - has all but secured the party a sixth seat on council, one further than in the previous Inner West […]

Inner West unites against the Western Harbour Tunnel

By DANIEL LO SURDO After councillors moved a Mayoral Minute opposing the Western Harbour Tunnel, the Inner West community has voiced their opposition to the contentious state-led development in a public meeting on Thursday night. Earlier this month, Inner West Mayor Rochelle Porteous tabled a Mayoral Minute that requested council seek a meeting with Minister […]

Grandstanding, development and a choked peninsula: Balmain-Baludarri Ward priorities according to Inner West election candidates

By EVA BAXTER Balmain-Baludarri Ward covers Lilyfield, Rozelle, Balmain, Balmain East and Birchgrove and is currently represented on Inner West Council by Labor councillor Darcy Byrne, Greens Mayor Rochelle Porteous and Independent John Stamolis. Porteous is not standing for re-election. Darcy Byrne Byrne is the spokesperson of Inner West Local Labor and was the inaugural […]

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 […]

Italian Flag to be raised in Leichhardt on Festa della Repubblica

By DANIEL LO SURDO Inner West Councillors have unanimously supported a motion to raise the Italian flag at Leichhardt Town Hall on Festa della Repubblica, Italy’s National Day (June 2).  Calls to fly the Italian flag on Festa della Repubblica came about on June 11 this year, when the area bounding Norton and Marion Street […]