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Councillors claim current local council voting forms disadvantage Independents

By SHARLOTTE THOU Inner West Independent Cr John Stamolis and former Ashfield Mayor Ted Cassidy have criticised local council voting forms for disadvantaging independent candidates.   Cassidy has stated that voters presently “struggle to find their independent choice," and that “it’s time to put the names of all groups above the line and have a level […]

Bays West Development faces criticism over a lack of affordable housing

By SHARLOTTE THOU The Bays West development has come under fire after The Greens, as well as a key NSW housing advocacy group, have criticised a lack of affordable housing included in the stage 1 draft master plan. As community submissions for the development located next to the White Bay Cruise Passenger Terminal in Glebe […]

Powerhouse Ultimo upgrades revealed in draft plan, meets community push back

By SHARLOTTE THOU The release of the draft plans for the renewal of the Powerhouse Museum Ultimo shows the first glimpse at what the museum will look like after its $500 million upgrade. Notable upgrades include the construction of a new six storey building on the Harris Street forecourt, as well as the implementation of […]

Western Sydney Uni gears up for more strikes after Union meeting

By SHARLOTTE THOU Western Sydney University (WSU) is gearing up to continue fighting for fair pay, after a motion was passed at a recent WSU union meeting to "prepare for further strike action". The WSU branch of the National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) has decided to strike "early as practicable in Spring semester, and for […]

Vivid to receive funding injection from City of Sydney

By SHARLOTTE THOU The City of Sydney will provide $100,000 in cash funding to Vivid Sydney and a value-in-kind injection of up to $300,000. The City has proposed that the cash portion will fund the 'X/Celebrate' live music program as part of the festivities, which will "continue support of Sydney's thriving music scene with a […]

Grayndler called for Albanese as Labor look to take government

By SHARLOTTE THOU Labor leader and longtime Member for Grayndler Anthony Albanese has been called as the winner of the Inner West seat, as the party continues its challenge against the Coalition to take government on election night. With over 20 per cent of votes counted at the time of publication, Albanese has received just […]

Federal election: Breaking down the battle for Wentworth

By SHARLOTTE THOU The blue-ribbon electorate of Wentworth may be set for a shakeup this month, with five candidates hoping to unseat incumbent Liberal Dave Sharma, including the Independent, Climate-200 backed Allegra Spender, who is mounting a serious challenge for the seat. Spender has run much of her campaign on climate action, harnessing despondency with […]

Waverley Council rejects Charing Cross planning proposal in battle against overdevelopment

By SHARLOTTE THOU A planning proposal that promised to transform the Charing Cross area into a “vibrant, active and pedestrian-friendly laneway, plaza and retail precinct” was rejected by Waverley Council last month after overwhelming backlash to the plans.  The proposal sought to increase the maximum permissible floor space ratio and the maximum height of buildings, […]

Community to ‘reconnect’ at Inner West Seniors Festival

By SHARLOTTE THOU The Inner West Seniors Festival will take place from Friday 25 March to Monday 3 April, as part of the broader NSW Seniors Festival. The festival – with a ‘reconnect’ theme - aims to “celebrate the role seniors play in the community and acknowledge the important contributions they make”.   Inner West local […]

Clover Moore targets Sunday cycling takeovers, free public transport following summer street success

By SHARLOTTE THOU A Sunday cycling takeover involving free public transport into the city, pausing the light rail and closing side streets is being targeted by Sydney lord mayor Clover Moore following the success of the City of Sydney's summer streets festival. Cr Moore has asked the state government to support closures in the heart […]