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Your vision for Balmain Town Hall Precinct

Council is looking for your ideas to plan for the future of Balmain Town Hall Precinct and priorities for the Balmain Library upgrade. Have your say by 14 August.

The council

Draft Councillor Expenses and Facilities Policy

Council is seeking feedback on the draft Councillor Expenses and Facilities Policy before it is considered by Council for adoption.

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Draft Inner West Local Infrastructure Contributions Plan 2022

The draft Local Infrastructure Contributions Plan is open for community comment. Read it and make a submission by 17 July.

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Building Song at Chrissie Cotter Gallery

Council’s Chrissie Cotter Gallery will host a site-specific two-week residency and world premiere performance, Building Song.

Credit for image: Waters Edge, LEGS on the Wall, EDGE GreenWay 2019, photo Brett Boardman

Supporting community activities - draft Grant Program Guidelines 2022

Read the proposed guidelines and let us know your thoughts. Feedback closes 14 July 2022


Customer service stall coming to the streets near you

We're hosting regular monthly Customer Service Stalls throughout the area on Saturdays. Find dates and locations near you.

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Public notices

Legislation requires Inner West Council to publish information on certain proposed changes.

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What’s on at the Libraries in June

Learn how to brew beer, use your smartphone to create great videos, or celebrate Make Music Day at one of Council’s libraries in June.

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2022 Reconciliation Week in the Inner West - Be Brave. Make Change

Inner West Council will celebrate National Reconciliation Week, 27 May to 3 June.

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Rat baits and secondary poisoning

Council is urging residents to use traps or safer baits for household rodent control.

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Newtown Boarding house appeal update

Newtown Neighbourhood Centre appeal to raise funds to directly benefit the residents affected by the Boarding House fire in Albermarle Street Newtown has raised $35,000.

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Join the Newtopian Sleepout and raise funds for Newtown Neighbourhood Centre

Council is supporting Newtown Neighbourhood Centre’s fifth Newtopian Sleepout event on 10 May.


2022 ANZAC Day in the Inner West

Council and Balmain-Rozelle RSL will hold an ANZAC Day Commemorative Dawn Service at Balmain’s Loyalty Square from 6am on Monday 25 April.

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Operation Trance - keeping the community safe

Officers from Leichhardt Highway Patrol joined Council staff to conduct a proactive pedestrian and cyclist safety campaign, Operation Trance, on Tuesday 12 April.

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The Salons at Chrissie Cotter Gallery

Council’s Chrissie Cotter Gallery will be transformed into a bohemian-style salon in a group exhibition opening soon.

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Birchgrove wharf temporary ferry service disruption

The F8 (Cockatoo Island to Circular Quay) service will not be able to stop at Birchgrove Wharf from Monday 11 April 2022 for approximately three weeks.

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Young Creatives Awards 2022

The Young Creative Awards open on 1 April to young people aged between 12 - 24, who study, work or live in the Inner West Council area.

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Heritage Festival 2022 – Get Curious

This year’s Heritage Festival, held under the auspices of the National Trust, takes place Friday 1 April – Tuesday 31 May.


Uncanny at Chrissie Cotter Gallery

An exhibition that raises important questions about gender is the next to feature at Council’s Chrissie Cotter Gallery.

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Waste collection services have returned to the normal schedule

Council thanks the community for their patience.

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Youth Week 2022

In collaboration with local young people and youth services, we are celebrating Youth Week 23 March - 22 April with a wide variety of activities throughout the Inner West.

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Teaching a learner driver?

This FREE workshop will teach parents and supervisors how to plan driving sessions, how to use the learner driver log book and how to give learners constructive feedback. Give your learner driver the ...

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“Life Force” - the Interconnectedness of all things at Chrissie Cotter Gallery

Council’s Chrissie Cotter Gallery will soon host Ashfield artist Reiko Azuma’s exhibition, Life Force.

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Alaska the Husky reunited with her owner

Our Companion Animal Officers rescued a Husky named Alaska that got lost during the recent storms/floods. We were so happy to see her reunited with her owner.

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Stanmore Library closed on Thursday 3 March

Stanmore Library will be closed on Thursday 3 March. As part of Council's move to being carbon neutral by December 2025 we are upgrading the lighting to more efficient and better quality LEDs. We apol ...

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Emergencies - Be prepared

It's important to be prepared in an emergency. We have put together some information and contacts to help you stay safe.

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Our Children's Services are hiring!

If you're a passionate and motivated early childhood educator, we encourage you to apply to join our inclusive and supportive team.

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New Art at Newtown’s ArtSeat by Joel Tarling

The latest ArtSeat is a bird’s eye view of Enmore Road from the top of Saray Turkish pizza.

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10 Years of Tempe Birdos

Council will hold a morning tea to celebrate the 10th anniversary of volunteer bird watching group, Tempe Birdos.

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GreenWay High Voltage Electrical Feeder relocation commencing

Inner West Council will soon begin work relocating the ‘High Voltage Electrical Feeder’ along the light rail corridor.

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White Bay Power Station Remedial Works

The Department of Planning and Environment has advised the commencement of staged remediation and conservation works at the White Bay Power Station.


What’s on at the Libraries in February

There’s something for all ages this month at Inner West libraries.

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Overall Sustainable Cities Award finalist

Inner West Council was a finalist in the Keep Australia Beautiful NSW 2021 Overall Sustainable Cities Award.

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Lunar New Year in the Inner West

Council will celebrate Lunar New Year, Year of the Water Tiger, with a series of events at Inner West’s libraries.

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Updated 25 January 2022 – the latest information on Council's service changes due to COVID-19.

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Proposed grant of easement over part of Darrell Jackson Gardens

Council proposes to grant an easement over part of Darrell Jackson Gardens in order to allow connection of stormwater drainage to the existing Sydney Water pipes that run through Darrell Jackson Garde ...

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Night tree works in Balmain and Balmain East

Inner West Council contractor Treescape Australasia will undertake night-time street tree pruning works in Balmain and Balmain East in January 2022.

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Staff shortages due to COVID-19

Staff shortages due to the current COVID-19 situation are starting to impact on some of our services, including booked bulky waste collections, streetscapes, rangers and customer service.

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Register now for the $5,000 Alfresco Restart Rebate

The NSW Government is offering a rebate of up to $5,000 as part of a $66 million Alfresco Restart Package to help the hospitality, arts and music sectors recover from the impacts of COVID-19 restricti ...


Donate toys for pre-school aged children

Bring a little sunshine and sparkle this Christmas to disadvantaged families doing it tough across NSW.

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Short term rental accommodation

The NSW Government has introduced new rules allowing for short term rental accommodation. Hosts will need to comply with the new rules by 1 November.

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Recent DAs and Determinations

See all Council's recent Development Applications and Determinations

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Future of Newtown Festival - have your say

Complete a short survey on the future of Newtown Festival

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AstraZeneca and Pfizer available at The Bill Crews Foundation vaccination hub

The Bill Crews Foundation is providing AstraZeneca or Pfizer to the general public every Thursday in Ashfield from 1pm - 4pm.

Get Vaxxed

Get vaccinated Inner West

As part of the get vaccinated campaign we have created banners, flyers and videos to get this important message out to our community.

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Get your COVID-19 vaccination

Updated 12 August 2021 – the latest information on Council's service changes due to COVID-19.

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Love Your Waterways

Help tackle the problem of litter and other pollution in local waterways and enter the Love Your Waterways competition.

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COVID-19 Disaster Payment

Find out if you’re eligible for the Australian Government COVID-19 Disaster Payment.

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Avoid overcrowding in popular areas

Council is asking people to try out new areas amid worrying crowding on popular paths such as the Bay Run.

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Celebrate South King Street

Celebrate the vibrant, creative and ever-evolving shopping, dining and entertainment precinct that is south King Street.

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Footpath and road inspections

Council’s contractor will be undertaking detailed video imaging and condition assessments.

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Reconciliation Week in the Inner West

Inner West Council will celebrate National Reconciliation Week, 27 May to 3 June.

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Council asks government to speed up ‘exempt developments’.

Council has written to the NSW Planning Minister requesting urgent approval of the Extended Trading Hours and Cultural Activities proposal

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WestConnex settlement issues in Richard Murden Reserve

Statement from Council

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Callan Park tree removal

Council removed 10 trees on Friday 26 February 2021 from land it leases in Callan Park for sports fields.

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EOIs now open for community spaces at Summer Hill and Steel Park

Two opportunities: manage and operate the Summer Hill Neighbourhood Centre and operate the Steel Park Community Rooms, Marrickville


Marrickville Library service disruption

The Youth Area, Level 1 is currently closed due to emergency maintenance. We apologise for any inconvenience.

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