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Leichhardt skate park approved by council despite local concerns

By SEJA AL ZAIDI The Inner West Council has officially approved plans for a controversial new skate park in Leichhardt.  The plan was carried at the latest Inner West council meeting earlier in May. Approval for the Leichhardt skate park was rescinded in December 2020 following the initial adoption of the Leichhardt Park management plan […]

Father Dave Smith to run for UAP in Grayndler, issues boxing challenge to ‘old friend’ Albanese

By SEJA AL ZAIDI Father Dave Smith, the Inner West priest turned professional boxer, has thrown his hat in the ring for federal parliament as the United Australia Party's (UAP) representative for Grayndler.  Father Smith, also known as the ‘Fighting Father’, is a man of many vocations: he’s a boxer, served as parish priest in […]

Sydney businesses will ‘need to adapt’ to single-use plastic ban: City of Sydney councillor

By SEJA AL ZAIDI All single-use plastics across NSW will be banned from June this year, forcing many Sydney businesses to change their practices to adhere to the new law. From June, NSW legislation will prohibit the use of certain single-use plastic items, posing a challenge to hospitality businesses using the products for takeaway services.  […]

New Balmain restaurant striving to tailor pizzas to the ‘people of this suburb’

By SEJA AL ZAIDI An innovative, eco-friendly pizza joint has opened in Balmain, founded by one of Sydney’s premier pizza chefs and promising a unique menu that honours local and Indigenous Australian ingredients. The restaurant called Tipo "00" Balmain will function mainly as a takeaway option, with a few alfresco tables outside giving diners a […]

Budget ‘leaving us ill-prepared’ for sustainable future: Climate Director

By SEJA AL ZAIDI A climate expert has warned that the funding for fundamental science critical for public health and environmental sustainability "has really been missed", calling Australia "ill-prepared" for the future. Andy Pitman, the Director of the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes, said that the spending on the fundamental science […]

Town Hall hosts Ukraine Crisis Appeal Benefit

By SEJA AL ZAIDI Over 700 people gathered this week at Sydney Town Hall to support Ukraine at the Ukraine Crisis Appeal Benefit. The event was held to raise funds for the ongoing humanitarian and refugee crisis taking place in Ukraine, where the civilian death toll is climbing by the day since the Russian invasion […]

Albanese’s $2.5 million pledge for Henson Park ‘majorly important’ for Inner West

By SEJA AL ZAIDI Marrickville’s Henson Park is set to receive a significant $2.5 million in funding if Labor wins the federal election this year. Anthony Albanese, the Leader of the Opposition and Member for Grayndler, has committed $2.5 million to bolster the Henson Park precinct and its broadcasting capacities.  The Greater Western Sydney Giants […]

Film Club, the last bastion of the video store era, rolls credits in Sydney

By SEJA AL ZAIDI Darlinghurst is officially bidding adieu to Film Club, the iconic DVD store that achieved cult status in the inner-city community. Film Club was one of the final few DVD stores in the country, and the last of its kind in Sydney. Film Club will close its doors on March 12, leaving […]

Housing relief packages for flood victims ‘will be announced soon’, says NSW government agency

By SEJA AL ZAIDI A NSW government executive agency focused on disaster management and recovery has said that flood relief packages addressing accommodation support, among other aid programs, is "currently being developed and will be announced soon", as a push came from the NSW Greens this week to provide rental relief for impacted people across […]

NSW floods: Wild weather sweeps the inner city, eastern suburbs and inner west

By SEJA AL ZAIDI Severe weather events have impacted Sydneysiders across the inner city, eastern suburbs and inner west across the past two weeks.  Catastrophic flood waters are wreaking havoc across NSW, with severe flooding rapidly impacting Northern NSW, as well as the Central Coast and Hunter regions.  Recovery and clean-up efforts have begun taking […]