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Leichhardt skate park receives state government seal of approval

By DANIEL LO SURDO The chief executive of the NSW government's Greater Sydney Parklands Trust has thrown her support behind a controversial new skate park in Leichhardt, saying that it would be a "key recreational facility for young people and families". In a letter to Inner West Council General Manager Peter Gainsford last month, Suellen […]

Plans for controversial Inner West skate park back on the table

By DANIEL LO SURDO Plans for a Leichhardt skate park in the Inner West have been put back on the table, with the project on public exhibition until Monday. It comes after a back-and-forth between councillors in the previous term of council, whereby approval for the Leichhardt skate park was rescinded in December 2020 following […]

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 […]

Former Marrickville Mayor warns that Town Hall is ‘struggling to keep its relevance’ ahead of 100-year mark

By SEJA AL ZAIDI A former Marrickville mayor has said that the community's town hall is "struggling to keep its relevance" ahead of its 100-year anniversary this month. In 2020, the heritage-listed Marrickville Town Hall was voted to be converted into a live music, performing arts and cultural centre. Council aims to transform the Town […]

Marrickville the biggest Yes voters in Inner West De-Amalgamation poll

By DANIEL LO SURDO The inner west’s poll on de-amalgamation showed that voters from the former Marrickville Council were most in support of splitting the current Inner West Council back to its three former councils.  Results from the NSW Electoral Commission found that 62.5 per cent of inner west voters favoured the return of the […]

Inner West Election Candidates Profile: Marrickville-Midjuburi Ward

By DANIEL LO SURDO Inner West Council's Marrickville-Midjuburi Ward promises to be an intriguing battleground come election day on December 4. Neither incumbent councillors Sam Iskandar and Colin Hesse will be seeking re-election, with only Independent and former Deputy Mayor Victor Macri campaigning to retain his seat in Marrickville.  Victor Macri  Cr Macri has been […]

Tempe locals receive Council support against Bunnings traffic plan

By ASTON BROWN Tempe residents' opposition to the traffic plan for a proposed Bunnings development has received $25,000 in support from Inner West Council as the grassroots campaign builds momentum. Tempe residents have opposed the proposal for years, which would see the amount of traffic more than triple on nearby narrow streets. Locals are fighting […]

Inner West Council to prepare fee support for sporting clubs impacted by COVID-19 lockdown

By DANIEL LO SURDO Inner West Council will prepare a report on waiving ground hire fees for sporting clubs whose seasons were cancelled after Sydney entered a mandatory lockdown on June 26.  The report will be prepared after the neighbouring Canterbury-Bankstown and Canada Bay Councils both waived similar ground hire fees due to the COVID-19 […]

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 […]