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Inner West Council to launch $250,000 community COVID-19 support program

By DANIEL LO SURDO Inner West Council has moved to support a program that will provide financial assistance totalling $250,000 to local organisations impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.  Council resolved in an August meeting to receive a report addressing how up to $250,000 can be targeted to those most in need throughout the Inner West […]

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 […]

COVID-recovery policy unanimously supported by Inner West Councillors

By DANIEL LO SURDO Inner West Councillors unanimously supported the preparation of a COVID-recovery outdoor dining and live performance policy to “allow and encourage safe use of public spaces by local restaurants, cafes, bars and local premises” at a Council meeting last week.  The motion, tabled from Councillor Darcy Byrne, detailed that the policy would […]

Inner West: Fears Western Harbour Tunnel could render Dawn Fraser Baths ‘unusable’

By DANIEL LO SURDO Inner West Mayor Rochelle Porteous told a Parliamentary Inquiry yesterday that the Western Harbour Tunnel, a planned underground motorway connecting the Warringah Freeway to the Rozelle Interchange, could render Balmain's newly-reopened Dawn Fraser Baths 'unusable'. The Dawn Fraser Baths reopened last week after Health Minister Brad Hazzard granted Councillor Darcy Byrne's […]

Inner West: Council to hold NSW Government accountable for contaminated WestConnex Park

By KATELYN MILLIGAN Inner West Council has called for the NSW Government to conduct an immediate investigation into potential contamination at WestConnex St Peters Interchange Park. Council will write to Premier Gladys Berejiklian and relevant Ministers to hold NSW Government accountable for the remediation, ownership and management of the toxic parkland within the Inner West […]

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 […]

Inner West councillors, candidates and residents argue the case for de-amalgamation

By EVA BAXTER A remote grassroots residents forum was held on Wednesday night to argue the case for de-amalgamating Inner West Council. A question will be put to residents to answer voluntarily on December 4, ‘do you support the inner west LGA being de-amalgamated so as to restore the former local government areas of Ashfield, […]

Delays plague bath reopening

By ALLISON HORE Construction delays have plagued the reopening of Australia’s oldest sea pool.  Located in Elkington Park, Balmain, the Dawn Fraser Baths were not reopened for the start of the summer swim season as the Inner West Council had hoped. The popular swimming spot has been closed since September 2019 for extensive renovations to […]

Inner West councillors clash over skate park

By ALLISON HORE In a move which the Inner West mayor called a “betrayal of local children and young people” a group of councillors tabled a motion which would delay the construction of a skate park in Leichhardt Park. The motion to look for a “more suitable” location for the skate park was put forward […]