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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-city COVID-19 cluster hits Darlinghurst’s Crown Street

By DANIEL LO SURDO A COVID-19 cluster has emerged at 254 Crown Street in Darlinghurst, with at least five people in the apartment block returning positive tests in the past week.  The cluster comes after similar COVID-19 surges have been recorded in high-density inner-city housing, including social and Aboriginal housing estates in Redfern and Waterloo.  […]

Sydney Lockdown: COVID-19 numbers surge through inner-city social and Aboriginal housing

By DANIEL LO SURDO COVID-19 rates have skyrocketed in the inner-city over the past week as vaccination clinics are being set up to combat growing cases. Outbreaks across high-density social and Aboriginal housing have rocked the inner-city, as the virus spreads among some of the state's most vulnerable. "We have a number of identified Aboriginal […]

Who Was That Masked Man?

Matthew is a volunteer here at Addi Road’s Food Relief Hub. He’s been working with us now for a year and a half, right from when “the whole COVID thing” first started to have an impact on Sydney back in March 2020. He takes a generous view of why he has kept returning and volunteering […]

Inner West pharmacies begin vaccinating against COVID after months wait

By EVA BAXTER Metropolitan Pharmacy Services in Leichhardt began administering AstraZeneca vaccines on Monday, August 9th. Jessica Ayoub, a pharmacist at MPS, told the Independent the demand has forced them to run on Wednesday and Friday, instead of only on Monday and Tuesday as originally planned. “This came straight out of a customer’s mouth, ‘I […]

COVID can’t crack community spirit in St Peters

By KATELYN MILLIGAN Life in lockdown is not easy, but one small community is making it just that little bit more manageable. With some creative thinking and a sprinkle of positivity, St Peters community members are making the most of their situation. Countless acts of kindness are being undertaken throughout the community; from gifting cookies […]

Addison Road Community Centre “strikes a blow for goodness” during lockdown crisis

By EVA BAXTER Addison Road Community Centre is a small community organisation churning out thousands of food hampers. Addi Road is a food aid organisation and a community development organisation, which means its business is in demand during a crisis. Within a few months of COVID disrupting life in Sydney, the organisation went from working […]

“It’s about time,” Sydney singles permitted to form social bubbles as lockdown continues

By EVA BAXTER People who live alone may nominate one other person to form a social bubble with starting Saturday 31st. The nominated person cannot be changed. The nominated person can live with others and can visit their single friend in their home, but their single friend may not visit them unless they also live […]

Sydney Lockdown: WestConnex to cause further pain for Inner West residents told to stay home

By DANIEL LO SURDO The Inner West is set to undergo a colossal 12 months of construction with work on the Western Harbour Tunnel beginning while Sydney’s Gateway and M6 Motorway development is tipped to start early next year.  The Western Harbour Tunnel, an infrastructure project promising a western bypass of the CBD, began excavation […]

Working out from home: fitness trainers offer gym alternatives amid Sydney’s stay-at-home orders

BY TESSA PELLE As Sydney dives into a two-week lockdown, the closure of gyms and fitness centres have forced personal trainers to find other means of keeping their businesses afloat. The NSW government has limited outdoor exercise to groups of no more than 10 people, meaning most community sport will not be able to go […]