2016 Media Releases

  • $10 Million in DAs approved at Council Meeting - Many residents attended Tuesday night's ordinary meeting to have their say on development applications. Inner West Council proved that it was getting on with business for the new Council with resident concerns addressed and over $10 million in DAs approved across the Inner West area. I
  • $14 Million to Make Greenway a Reality - The Inner West Council has today welcomed a $7 Million State Government funding commitment for the Greenway, and will match that funding with an additional $7 million. The funds signal an end to the decade long campaign to get the nearly 6 kilometre cycling and walking pathway completed.
  • $15 million boost for Parks in Budget - The Inner West Council has allocated $15 million in its 2016/17 budget to improve local parks, the Administrator of the Inner West Council, Richard Pearson announced today. “I am delighted that Council has carried forward the commitments of the former Ashfield, Marrickville and Leichh
  • 1,000 New Street Trees for Inner West - Inner West Council is on track to plant over 1,000 street trees this planting season. Former Mayor of Marrickville Sam Iskandar was on hand today to see the planting crews in action and congratulate them on an excellent job. The row of Corymbia maculata, commonly known as Spotted Gum, wer
  • 10 Year Plan to improve Cooks River Parklands - Council will dedicate more than $6 million to improve recreation and environmental outcomes for the Cooks River and its parklands over the next 10 years. Inner West Council adopted the draft Cooks River Parklands Plans of Management and Master Plans at its meeting on 27 September. The Plans
  • 2016 Community Grants and ClubGrants announced - Inner West Council last night announced the recipients of some of this year's Council grants. Non-profit community organisations and services were invited to apply for funding for projects that meet the social needs of residents, including ClubGrants which aim to improve the living sta
  • 2016 Open Marrickville 10 days 57 cultures, 17 - 26 June - Ten days of free celebrations and events, great food, art, children's activities, talks, live music, and a sacred sights and food tours, commence soon for 2016 Open Marrickville.Council's Open Marrickville festival is held annually to celebrate and share all the inner west's many cu
  • 2017 Citizens of the Year awards now open - Nominations are now open for Inner West Council's 2017 Citizen of the Year, Senior Citizen of the Year, and Young Citizen of the Year. Nominees should be inspirational role models, and have made outstanding contributions to the inner west community in any field. To be eligible, nomi
  • 2017 Perfect Match submissions now open - One of Inner West Council's most innovative and exciting public art programs is now bigger and better than ever. 2017 Perfect Match nominations are now open. Artists can nominate their ideas for an inner west mural, while property owners fed up with ‘tagging' can nominate t
  • Access Award Winner Celebrates Inclusion - Rozelle fruit and vegetable business Darling Fresh has won the 2016 Inner West Council Community Access Award 2016 for its support of improving accessibility for the whole community. The award was announced at the Inner West Local Business Awards Presentation Evening at Burwood RSL Club on
  • Administrator Pledges to Represent Inner West Residents - The Administrator of the new Inner West Council Mr Richard Pearson, has emphasised his commitment to representing the views of inner west residents in all matters, including WestConnex. Mr Pearson said that the new Inner West Council will continue to advocate on behalf of residents with rega
  • Affordable Housing Policy on public exhibition - Inner West Council's draft Affordable Housing Policy is now on public exhibition and is open for comment. At the Tuesday 6 December Council meeting, it was resolved to put the draft Affordable Housing Policy with a city-leading 15% target on public exhibition to seek community feedback
  • Animal inside me, an exhibition at Chrissie Cotter Gallery - An art technique first developed by post-impressionist artists in the late 1880s will feature at the next Chrissie Cotter Gallery exhibition. The exhibition, Animal inside me by Zuzu Galova, uses a technique called pointillism – dots for shading and shaping the artwork. Zuzu then sc
  • Anita Cobby: 30 years on - The Daily Telegraph's Crime Editor Mark Morri is discussing his new book, Anita Cobby: The Case, the Husband, the Aftermath – 30 Years On at Marrickville Library on Wednesday 23 November. On 4 February 1986, John Cobby's life imploded. He was driving up the coast looking f
  • Annual book sale at Dulwich Hill Village Fair - Marrickville Library's annual book sale will be held as part of the Dulwich Hill Village Fair on Sunday 11 September. With thousands of books across numerous genres, there is something for all book lovers. Members of Marrickville Library pay just $1 per book. All non-members pay $2
  • Another Consultation Rushed Through at Xmas - Inner West Council is calling on Sydney Ports to extend the consultation on the Noise Mitigation Strategy they are proposing for residents affected by Cruise Ships berthing at White Bay. Council has also engaged independent contractors to carry out an acoustic review of noise impacts on loca
  • Applications open for Chrissie Cotter Gallery and ArtSeat 2017 - Inner West Council is inviting local artists to submit ideas for the exhibition of artworks at the Newtown ArtSeat and Chrissie Cotter Gallery in 2017. Council's award-winning ArtSeat is a permanent structure located in Newtown Square that provides local, emerging and established artis
  • Architecture on Show - Marrickville Library and History will once again host Architecture on Show, a 4-part series of talks at Herb Greedy Hall, Marrickville. Topics include Infrastructure in the city: integrating large-scale projects with fine grain communities (Wednesday 3 August); The Marrickville Medal: winnin
  • Art Therapists exhibition for Mental Health Month at CCG - Nineteen Masters-trained Art Therapists are exhibiting their work at Chrissie Cotter Gallery during October, Mental Health Month. The practicing art therapists will share and explore a diverse range of experiences about aspects of doing art therapy and being an art therapist. Art therapy
  • Ashfield Aquatic Centre redeveloped for Christmas 2018 - Inner West Council's $19.6 million Ashfield Aquatic Centre redevelopment is on track to be completed in time for the 2018/19 summer swimming season, with a new Learn to Swim Pool and restored 50 metre and water polo pools to be available. The outdoor pools will close at the end of the swimmi
  • At the Green Living Centre in December - It's Christmas time at the Green Living Centre in Newtown! Get festive this year without leaving an environmental footprint the size of the North Pole, and make your own Christmas cards, Christmas wrap, and Christmas wreath. As well, there's the usual free environmentally health
  • At the Green Living Centre in November… - Worm farming workshop Convert kitchen scraps to garden gold by setting up and maintaining a worm farm at home. Worm farming is easy, contributes to reducing waste for a low carbon lifestyle and connects us with the natural cycles of life. Participants can purchase a worm farm and worms after
  • Ausgrid Commits to Reduce Tree Trimming - Inner West Council has received a commitment from Ausgrid that contractors will reduce the cutback they are carrying out on local street trees following strong advocacy from Council and the community. It comes as Council resolves not to include TreeServe, the company responsible for the exc
  • Authors at Ashfield in November - There's a great line up of Author talks at Ashfield Library this November. Monday November 7 11am Level 6 Council Chambers Susannah Fullerton illustrated lecture on Beatrix Potter and Peter Rabbit. Thursday November 17 11am Level 6 Council Chambers James Knight with his new book Henry
  • Authors at Ashfield in September - The ever popular Authors at Ashfield series continues in September with another great line up of Author talks. Saturday September 3 - 11am Local Studies Room Level 2, Ashfield Civic Centre, 260 Liverpool Road, Ashfield. Walter Mason illustrated lecture on Cecil Beaton, beauty and My Fair l
  • Balmain to Shine on Weekend of Jazz - Australian Jazz musicians Steve Clisby, Emma Pask, Dale Barlow as well as the Sirens Big Band will bring Balmain alive to the sound of Jazz on the last weekend of November. The debut of ‘Balmain's Weekend of Jazz' event features music in the streets, bars, pubs and cafes o
  • Be Asbestos Aware - Inner West Council is urging local renovators, builders, and tradies to be ‘Asbestos Aware' during National Asbestos Awareness Month in November. It is estimated that one in three Australian homes contains asbestos, and that every house built or renovated in the years leading up
  • Bestselling author Liane Moriarty at Marrickville Town Hall - No. 1 New York Times bestselling author Liane Moriarty is discussing her latest novel Truly Madly Guilty at Marrickville Town Hall on Wednesday 2 November. The author of six bestselling novels, including What Alice Forgot, The Husband's Secret and Big Little Lies, Liane's books have be
  • Bid to expand number of before-and-after-school places - Inner West Council will create an extra 45 before-and-after school care places to ease the chronic shortage in the inner west. Council has responded to the demand by applying to the NSW Government Before and After School Care Fund to expand enrolled placements at the Camdenville Outside Scho
  • Big Bike Week Rides into the Inner West - The first ever Inner West Big Bike Week will feature free workshops and events across the new Inner West Council local government area to celebrate NSW Bike Week in September. Starting 18 September, Inner West Big Bike Week will build to Big Bike Day to be held at War Memorial Park in Lilyf
  • Bright Sparks Lights up Young Minds - A new Leichhardt Library program designed to engage young minds in the joy of scientific discovery is looking for more participants. Kids at the ‘Bright Sparks' science education program have studied ‘Amazing Animals', looking at video clips, acting out animal moveme
  • Budget Green Light for Section 94 Projects - A raft of community infrastructure works funded by developer contributions will go ahead with a focus on upgrades to playgrounds, parks and sporting facilities. Following Council approval for the upgraded scheduled of works this week, Administrator Richard Pearson said the funding would hel
  • Business As Usual for Residents of New Inner West Council - Residents of the new Inner West Council will continue to receive the high quality services they expect from their new local council, along with a $15 million boost to community projects and services. The State Government has appointed an Administrator, Mr Richard Pearson, who will be responsib
  • Business Environment Awards - Council is encouraging local businesses to celebrate their sustainable achievements by nominating for this year's Business Environment Awards (BEA). Categories this year include: Energy Smart – For energy efficiency of gas and electricity and renewable energy Water Saver &
  • By Virtue of Nothing at Chrissie Cotter Gallery - A multi-media installation by Jasmin Vrachas and Linda Seiffert is the next exhibition to feature at Council's Chrissie Cotter Gallery. By Virtue of Nothing consists of video, sculpture and painting. It explores elements of Taoism and the interplay between two artistic practices - one
  • Café Operator Sought for Fenwick’s Store - The historic Fenwick's Store, seen by many locals as the Gateway to Balmain, will resume life as a daytime only café. Located at 2-8 Weston Street in East Balmain opposite the Darling Street Wharf, Council this week approved the seeking of tenders to operate the historic 1880s
  • Calling artists for Large-Scale Mural Street Art Projects - Artists are being invited to put forward proposals for four large-scale works as part of two exciting new mural street art projects. The artworks will be located in Ashfield's Town Centre and along the Bay Run and aim to enhance the thriving identity of Sydney's inner west. Ad
  • Celebrating NAIDOC Week in the Inner West - Inner West Council will celebrate the contribution Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have made to the community during NAIDOC Week 2016 from 3 - 10 July. The theme this year is Songlines –The living narrative of our nation. The theme highlights the importance of Songlines to
  • Community Focus Drives Printmaking Exhibition - Tuesday, 31 May, 2016 Printmaker Stephen Corry draws on his interaction with his local inner west community in a new exhibition opening this week at Leichhardt Library. ‘A Year of Printmaking' is Corry's seventh exhibition and will run throughout June. As the title sugg
  • Community to win new reserve thanks to gifted estate - “We are delighted that the community will be gaining a new open space reserve thanks to the generosity of the late Betty Bell,” Mr Pearson said. “Following her wishes, Council has accepted the gift of land and in due course will demolish the property, and maintain the land
  • Community Welcomes WestConnex Compliance Officer - WestConnex Action Groups from across the Inner West have welcomed the appointment of a new WestConnex Compliance officer based at Inner West Council. Rob Sherry was introduced at the initial forum of local WestConnex action groups held at the Leichhardt Service Centre last Thursday. Adm
  • Council and Fringe Hosts Creative Spaces Forum - In conjunction with the Sydney Fringe Festival, this Saturday 10 September will see the Inner West Council present ‘Opening Creative Spaces – An expert panel discussion.' The two hour forum will start at 2pm at the Festival hub at 74-76 Pyrmont Bridge Rd in Annandale in an
  • Council announces 2016 Grants - Forty six Arts and Cultural Grants, Independent Artists Grants, Community Grants, and Recreation Grants were approved at Tuesday night's Council meeting. “The grants announced last night are the former Marrickville Council, which had already been finalised for 2016, pre-merger,&r
  • Council announces the first Inner West Open Studio Trail - Inner West Council is inviting local artists to register their art spaces for the first Inner West Open Studio Trail. Inner West Open Studio Trail will be held on Saturday 13 and Sunday 14, and Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 May 2017. Council has been consulting with the local artistic commun
  • Council Calls for Return of Cruise Ship Fuel Conditions - The Inner West Council has called for the immediate reinstatement of a low sulphur fuel use regulation that has protected Inner West residents from cruise ship pollution since late last year. A regulatory amendment of the NSW Protection of the Environment Operations (Clean Air) Regulation 2
  • Council Concerned by Potential WestConnex Dive Sites - Council is calling on the Government and Sydney Motorway Corporation (SMC) to immediately release more information to the community on its tunnelling plans for Stage 3 construction of the WestConnex motorway. Council is concerned that SMC may be considering both a Sydney Trains owned site a
  • Council Fighting Imprudent Lords Road Rezoning - Inner West Council has denounced ill-conceived plans by the Department of Planning to rezone one of the last pieces of valuable industrial land in Leichhardt, following formal notification that it will exhibit a proposal to rezone land on Lords Road from industrial to residential. Administra
  • Council investing $500,000 to Analyse WestConnex - Inner West Council will spend $500,000 to examine the impacts of WestConnex on inner west streets. The funds will include $250,000 for traffic modelling studies and $250,000 for consultants to assess Stage 3 of the Motorway project. Council Administrator Richard Pearson said that Council
  • Council Meeting Sets Positive Tone - The Inner West Council has put the disruption and chaos of its first meeting behind it, with protesters respecting the right of residents to attend the meeting of the new Council and have their say about local issues. Inner West Council administrator Richard Pearson called for respectful beh
  • Council Pushes for Genuine WestConnex Consultation - The Inner West Council is urging the Sydney Motorway Corporation to make sure that its upcoming public meetings contain genuine community consultation and are attended by key motorway staff, in order to engage directly with residents and businesses affected by Stage 3 of the WestConnex motorway
  • Council Pushes Landscape Changes for WestConnex - Council is continuing to push the State Government to make sure open spaces surrounding the WestConnex M4 East better respect the local area and the needs of the local inner west community. Administrator Richard Pearson said Council recently advocated in a written submission on the draft M4
  • Council releases first community satisfaction survey - Inner West Council's first community satisfaction survey shows 85% of residents are at least ‘somewhat satisfied' with Council performance. Seventy per cent reported they are ‘somewhat satisfied' to ‘satisfied' with Council's integrity and deci
  • Council supports Police calls for Alcohol Free Zones - A number of Alcohol Free Zones will be established in a number of parks and streets in Ashfield following a request from Ashfield Police and consultation with the local community. Administrator Richard Pearson said Ashfield Police had identified a number of locations they wanted established
  • Countdown to Comic Con-versation - Get ready for Comic Con-versation which is heading to the Inner West with an action packed program of events and activities as part of a massive comic celebration from July 4 to 10 July. This year a record 14 libraries are taking part in the event which celebrates the best of local comic cultu
  • Dawn Fraser Pool Receiving Major Upgrade - An $800,000 upgrade to local favourite Dawn Fraser Pool will deliver improvements to accessibility and restoration of the 1880s State Heritage listed pool buildings. Administrator Richard Pearson said that claims by former Councillor Darcy Byrne that Council had indefinitely postponed the pr
  • Drug Action Week 2016 - Inner West Council is supporting Drug Action Week, to raise awareness of drug and alcohol issues in young people. The Drug Action Week activities highlight the need for the community to get informed and work together to reduce alcohol and drug-related harm. Recent research shows that:
  • Dulwich Hill Village Fair - Delicious food, live entertainment, a wide range of market stalls and fun for kids – it's all happening at this year's Dulwich Hill Village Fair on Sunday 11 September. The Main Stage will offer up live entertainment from local singer/songwriter Ivy Jane Browne, hip-hop art
  • Easing the affordable housing crisis - Inner West Council is helping to ease the affordable housing crisis. Council has gained ownership of four apartments for affordable housing through a Voluntary Planning Agreement (VPA). The apartments, on Old Canterbury Road in Lewisham, will be contracted out to a community housing provi
  • Emanuel Tsardoulias Community Library, Dulwich Hill is now open - The Emanuel Tsardoulias Community Library, located at 362-372 New Canterbury Road, Dulwich Hill, is now open. Emanuel Tsardoulias's widow, Zoi, said the family are truly honoured the library has been named after the late Councillor, who passed away in 2014 at the age of 38. “E
  • Emergency Roadworks for Ramsey Street - Inner West Council will carry¬ out emergency road repair works on Ramsey Street in Haberfield. A detour is currently set up via Yasmar Avenue, Denman Avenue and Bland Street. A portion of Ramsey Street between Yasmar Avenue and Bland Street has collapsed around a stormwater line. B
  • ew Parking Permits Due by 1 September - Former Leichhardt Council residents have until the end of this month to renew their residential parking permit for the new 2016-18 period. Following a four month extension period, new permits must be on display in parked cars by 1 September. Parking permit applications can now be submitt
  • Experienced GM to step in at Inner West Council - Inner West Council today announced the appointment of Rik Hart as its new Interim General Manager following the resignation of Vanessa Chan last week. Mr Hart is a very experienced local government General Manager, having previously served in that capacity for the former Warringah Council on
  • Fans get to meet the Caltex Socceroos at Leichhardt Oval on Thursday - Fresh from their recent match against England, football fans will get the opportunity to meet their favourite Caltex Socceroos including Mile Jedinak, Aaron Mooy, Robbie Kruse and Tom Rogic at the Caltex Socceroos Fan Day at Leichhardt Oval on Thursday 2 June. The gates of Leichhardt Oval will
  • Feast of Flavours to kick off October street festival season - The Feast of Flavours street food festivals will make a welcome return this year with Ashfield's Tastes of Asia scheduled for Friday 7 October, followed by Summer Hill's Neighbourhood Feast on Sunday 9 October. Administrator Richard Pearson said that the festivals would provide
  • Festival Season in the Inner West - Spring is the season of Festivals and Fairs in the inner west. October sees two Feast of Flavours events: Tastes of Asia on Friday 7 October in Ashfield showcases the exotic flavours and cultural richness of Ashfield's Asian food. While Ashfield is renowned for Shanghai-style Chinese c
  • First Budget Delivers Inner West Services and Infrastructure - A major $14 million development of the Ashfield Aquatic Centre, a $6 million upgrade to Leichhardt Park Aquatic Centre, $3.6 million for the upgrade of Camperdown Park and $7.5 million for two new childcare centres in Lilyfield and Marrickville are just a few of the major projects approved in t
  • Footprints Clothing Swap and Bicycle Cinema Return - Now in its sixth year, the much loved Footprints Ecofestival returns to Whites Creek Valley Park Annandale on Sunday 21 August from 11am to 3pm, with hands-on environmental experiences that include a clothing swap and a pedal-powered cinema. The Footprints Film Festival will be celebrating
  • Footprints EcoFestival 2016 Set to Entertain - Footprints Ecofestival 2016 promises once again be a great community event packed full of entertainment as well as workshops and hands-on environment themed experiences. Now in its sixth year, the much loved Festival returns to Whites Creek Valley Park Annandale on Sunday 21 August from 11am
  • Footprints Film Festival Entries Closing 31 July - Budding filmmakers have till the end of this month to enter Council's annual Footprints Film Festival that showcases the best of Sydney's short films with an environmental or sustainability theme. Finalists' films will be screened in a bicycle-powered cinema tent and the w
  • Footprints Film Festival Rides On - Wednesday, 8 June, 2016 Entries have opened for Council's annual Footprints Film Festival that showcases the best of Sydney's short films with an environmental or sustainability theme. Finalists' films will be screened in a bicycle-powered cinema tent and the winner an
  • Former Mayors and Councillors to Work with Administrator - Former Mayors and Councillors will step back into action next week, with representatives from across the inner west agreeing to help shape decisions of the new Inner West Council.
  • Free trees on us! - Inner West Council is giving away free trees to its residents in celebration of National Tree Day on Sunday 31 July. Council will host the free tree giveaway at Steel Park, Marrickville to coincide with a community planting at the site. Council's Coordinator Tree Management Gwilym Grif
  • Full Investigation Needed for WestConnex Asbestos Claims - The Inner West Council has joined the federal Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency in calling for a full investigation of claims that asbestos is being used as part of the construction of the WestConnex Motorway. Administrator Richard Pearson said that safety of residents must take priorit
  • Funding for Cooks River welcomed by Council - The Administrator of Inner West Council today welcomed the funding announcement by the Australian Government for Cooks River recovery and wetland restoration projects. The $1.2 million allocated to the Cooks River works includes $360,000 for Mahoney Reserve and $280,000 for Steel Park. Stage
  • Fundraiser exhibition at Chrissie Cotter Gallery - ColourWall - Inner West Council's Chrissie Cotter Gallery is the venue for a fundraising exhibition by staff from the Art Gallery of NSW. Art Staff for Charity hope to raise over $10,000 for Save the Children, according to spokesperson Emma Smith. “This is the fifth year we have exhibited
  • Get to Know the Neighbours in Nostalgic Exhibition - Get to know your long lost neighbour at the Neighbours: Past and Present exhibition at Leichhardt Library this month. The exhibition opens on Thursday 8 September and everyone is invited to view and add their own memories. As Leichhardt Library showcases an exhibition of historic images f
  • GLC in September - Turn kitchen scraps into garden gold, learn from experts in sustainable design and get advice on going solar - all at Council's Green Living Centre during September. Worm Farming Workshop Green Living Centre - 218 King St, Newtown Tuesday 6 September, 6.30pm – 8.30p
  • GLC Sustainable Pop-Up Kitchen at Newtown Festival - The Green Living Centre's sustainable pop-up kitchen will be at the heart of Newtown Festival's eco-space on Sunday 13 November at Camperdown Memorial Rest Park. The interactive kitchen space will feature natural, energy-efficient, low-carbon, recycled, re-used and toxic-free materials and e
  • Glowing Result for Inspector Bin - The Inner West Council has received a Highly Commended Award at the recent Blue Star Sustainability Awards for its ‘Inspector Bin, Recycling It's Easy' campaign. Administrator Richard Pearson said that the award was another testament to Council's delivery of best prac
  • Guardian editor Lucy Clark discusses the broken education system - Marrickville Library and History is hosting author and journalist Lucy Clark to discuss her latest book, Beautiful Failures, on Wednesday 21 September. When Lucy Clark's daughter graduated from school as a ‘failure', she started asking questions about the way society measur
  • Have Your Say on $14 million Major Projects Program - Inner West Council is asking the local community to have a say on how NSW Government funding should be spent on major projects for the local government area. Funding of $15 million was allocated to the new Inner West Council through the Stronger Communities Fund as a result of the merge of t
  • Have Your Say on Cooks River Parklands - The Inner West Council community is invited to comment on plans to improve recreation and environmental outcomes for the Cooks River and its parklands. The areas identified to be part of the Cooks River Parklands, described as a connected series of open spaces that form the northern corridor o
  • Have your say on Marrickville Town Centre upgrade - Inner West Council is asking residents and businesses: “What do you love about the Marrickville Town Centre? What would you change?” Feedback will help Council develop a 10-year plan to upgrade streets, laneways, plazas and other public spaces. The Marrickville Town Centre is
  • Have your say on Stronger Communities funding - Inner West Council is still consulting with the community on how $14 million of NSW Government funding should be spent. The Stronger Communities Fund Major Projects Program was established by the NSW Government so merged councils can kick-start projects identified by the community as priorit
  • Have Your Say on Victoria Road Precinct Planning Proposal - A proposal to rezone industrial land in Marrickville to allow for new homes and businesses is now on public exhibition and inner west residents are invited to have their say. The Victoria Road Precinct Planning Proposal covers an area of 18 hectares - bounded by Sydenham Road, Fitzroy Street
  • Help Council develop a Statement of Vision and Priorities - Inner West Council's draft Statement of Vision and Priorities is now open for comment. The Statement is a requirement of the Department of Premier and Cabinet (DPC) for all newly merged councils. The draft Statement, which was created over a three month period using extensive commun
  • Help Return Whites Creek to A More Natural State - Everyone interested in the naturalisation of a section of Whites Creek near Rozelle Bay in Annandale are invited to attend a community workshop this Saturday (26 November). Whites Creek was once a natural waterway before being concreted to improve sanitation. Both Sydney Water and Counci
  • How many ibis? - Inner West Council is encouraging residents to participate in the upcoming annual Australian White Ibis Community Survey, and Aussie Backyard Bird Count. The results will assist in developing conservation practices, and a better understanding of the distribution and abundance of birds in Syd
  • Lords Road Consultation Buried in Christmas Rush - Council is calling on the Sydney Central Planning Panel to extend the due date for submissions on the rezoning of employment land at Lords Road, amid fears that the community will miss their opportunity to have their say during the Christmas rush. Council is also seeking a public hearing on
  • Inner West Council Administrator and Interim General Manager - Mr Richard Pearson has been appointed as Administrator of Inner West Council and Ms Vanessa Chan as the Interim General Manager following the merger of Ashfield, Leichhardt and Marrickville Councils.
  • Inner West Council announces Stronger Communities Grants - Inner west community groups have benefitted from $300,000 in grant funding. Inner West Council has approved $300,000 in funding under the Stronger Communities Grants, which provides funding of up to $50,000 per project for proposals to improve and enhance local communities. The Stronger C
  • Inner West Council celebrates Refugee Week - Inner West Council will host the official NSW launch of Refugee Week 2016 at its new Inner West Refugee Welcome Centre. Media are invited to attend the launch at the Centre, Building 504, Wharf Road Callan Park on Friday 17 June, 10am–12pm. RSVP essential (seating limited) to refugeewe
  • Inner West Council Continues to Fight WestConnex - The Inner West Council will formalise its opposition to the WestConnex project at tomorrow night's meeting, as it continues moves to hire a top lawyer and to finalise the appointment of a compliance officer to monitor work already underway. Administrator Richard Pearson said that his m
  • Inner West Council Embraces Planning Panel - Inner West Council has tonight agreed to introduce an independent hearing and assessment panel (IHAP) to be known as the Inner West Planning Panel. The IHAP will see a panel of independent planning experts and a community representative appointed to determine certain development applications
  • Inner West Council Exhibits First Draft Budget - The first Operational Plan and Budget of the new Inner West Council is now on exhibition, delivering the visions of the previous Ashfield, Leichhardt and Marrickville Councils for the coming year. Administrator Richard Pearson said that the Plan follows through on the extremely good planning w
  • Inner West Council Facebook Posts - Council has been notified that a number of WestConnex Posts have been removed from the previous Leichhardt Council Facebook Page. Council officers did not remove these posts, and were not directed to do so by new Administrator Richard Pearson. On investigation it was discovered that Fac
  • Inner West Council Grants Program now open - Inner west community groups are urged to apply for up to $50,000 in grant funding. Inner West Council has today opened its community grants program, which provides funding of up to $50,000 per project for proposals to improve and enhance local communities. The Stronger Communities Grants
  • Inner West Council Meeting Live Streams Next Week - Live streaming of Inner Council meetings via YouTube will start next week in a move to make it easier for many more in the community to follow meetings and hear about issues that interest them. Everyone keen to view the debut of the stream during next Tuesday's December Ordinary Meetin
  • Inner West Council Meetings to Live Stream on YouTube - Live streaming of Inner Council meetings via YouTube will start this year in a move to make it easier for many more in the community to follow meetings and hear about issues that interest them. Administrator Richard Pearson said it is expected Council meetings will be available via streamin
  • Inner West Council remains firm on WestConnex - “The position of the new Inner West Council on the WestConnex project has not and will not change. “It is clear the Inner West community is strongly opposed to the project. “The previous Ashfield, Leichhardt and Marrickville Councils made many submissions and representat
  • Inner West Council wins - Two Inner West Council employees have been recognised at the 2016 Local Government Aboriginal Network Conference. Tara Day-Williams won the award for non-Aboriginal Employee in Local Government for distinguished service by achievement. Ms Day-Williams, a Team Leader in Community Planning
  • Inner West Council Wins against Balmain Leagues Overdevelopment - Inner West Council has this morning won a long battle against the overdevelopment of the Balmain Leagues Club Site, with an appeal by Rozelle Village dismissed on all grounds by the NSW Land and Environment Court. More importantly, it found that the development failed to promote the long ter
  • Inner West Council wins at LGNSW Environment Awards - Inner West Council was recognised for environmental excellence at the Local Government NSW (LGNSW)'s Environment Awards held in Sydney this week. Council took out the overall Sustainable Procurement Award for Embedding sustainability into 'value for money', and the Category B award fo
  • Inner west councils demand Cooks River trees be saved - Inner West Council is working with other stakeholders to save up to 800 trees that have been tagged for possible removal by energy companies. The trees are along what is known as the Cooks River Pipeline Easement – which follows two underground pipelines. One is used by Viva Energy Au
  • Inner West Schools can embrace sustainability - Inner West Council is expanding the highly successful Our Place Environmental Network. The new Inner West Sustainable Schools Network will provide a forum for environmental and sustainability education issues in schools in Sydney's inner west. Formed seven years ago, the Our Place Environ
  • Inner West Schools Embrace Recycling Challenge - School students across the Inner West have won accolades for collecting mobile phones for a national recycling campaign known as ‘Roots & Shoots' that aims to have a global environmental impact. The mining of Coltan used in mobile phone production results in clearing of essen
  • Inner West Welcomes New Childcare Centres - Council will open two new childcare facilities in 2016/17 that will help to alleviate the acute shortage of childcare places in the inner west. The two new centres will together accommodate 120 children. The new centre in Mary Street Lilyfield, adjacent to Leichhardt Park, is set to open
  • Inner West WestConnex Compliance Officer - The inner west community will have a dedicated WestConnex Compliance Officer who will monitor work on the motorway project. The new Officer who will be based in Council's offices at Ashfield will be funded by the Department of Planning and Environment (DPE), after Inner West Council su
  • Legal Advice Dashes WestConnex Hopes - Advice from prominent Sydney barrister Tim Robertson SC has indicated that there is no chance of Inner West Council mounting a successful legal challenge against the unpopular WestConnex Motorway project. Mr Robertson's advice was considered at Council's meeting on Tuesday 27 Sep
  • Leichhardt Library Launches Inspirational Traveller’s Tales - Monday, 30 May, 2016 The lure of journeys into the unknown will be the drawcard of a new series of author talks known as ‘Traveller's Tales' to be launched at Leichhardt Library in June. With travel books proving popular amongst Leichhardt Library readers, this s
  • Let Marrickville Festival 2016 entertain you - Inner West Council's Marrickville Festival is on soon. The much-loved event features over 120 stalls of local produce, handmade goods, and international foods. As well, there's entertainment for all ages – including a Main Stage, International Dance Floor, The Break musi
  • LGBTI 55+ Shared Lunch to promote healthy ageing and wellbeing - Inner West Council has partnered with ACON's LOVE Project to host a free LGBTI 55+ lunch. The event is an opportunity for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people aged 55 and over to explore healthy ageing and wellbeing. The lunch will be hosted by Aunty Mavis
  • Light and the disappearing line - A solo exhibition of landscape painting - Light and the disappearing line, the next exhibition at Chrissie Cotter gallery, will feature oil paintings and drawings that are the culmination of over 12 months of travel, says artist Ochre Lawson. “All the works in the exhibition have been painted 'en plein air' or directly from na
  • Light Rail Push for Parramatta Road - Inner West Council and Canada Bay Council are calling on the State Government to think ahead and implement world class public transport options along Parramatta Road on the back of new research. A joint study commissioned by Inner West Council and Canada Bay Council has backed the viability
  • Lisa Kotoulas exhibition at Chrissie Cotter Gallery - Newtown artist Lisa Kotoulas exhibition, Leakage - A Look into the Hidden or Unknown (and Ultimately Irrelevant) will open on Wednesday 10 August at Council's Chrissie Cotter Gallery. Lisa says the paintings in her exhibition were inspired by the question, “What is this all about
  • Living the Land at Chrissie Cotter Gallery - Abstract Australian landscapes will feature at Inner West Council's Chrissie Cotter Gallery exhibition, Living the Land. Artist Tony Williams has been an active member of the Lennox Street Studios community in Newtown, Sydney for the past seven years. He brings a long experience of art
  • Local libraries join forces for Comic Con-versation 2016 - From Monday 4 July to Sunday 10 July, Marrickville Library and 14 other Sydney libraries are uniting for Comic Con-versation 2016 – a celebration of the thriving local comic culture. Comic Con-versation is an avenue for the comic community to mingle with the library community, through
  • LRACs Broaden Focus to Whole Inner West - The Inner West Council Local Representation Advisory Committees (LRACs) are broadening their focus, with the Committees combining into one, whole of Inner West group. Inner West Council Administrator Mr Richard Pearson said that the new structure would allow the Committee members to work tog
  • Marrickville Library and History needs your help - In a bid to increase their picture collection, Marrickville Library and History are calling on residents to submit personal photographs from the 1970s onwards. With the majority of historical photographs in the collection dating back to the early 1830s, there is a significant gap after 1970.
  • Marrickville Park upgrade Stage One now open - Stage One of Marrickville Park's $2.7 million refurbishment has opened. Stage One of the park upgrade includes new playground and picnic area, fitness equipment, tree and garden planting and part installation of the new park loop pathway and Sports Walk of Honour. Administrator of I
  • Microchip your pet for free - Inner West Council will provide free microchipping for dogs and cats on Sunday 25 September. The service will be available to all residents living within the Inner West Council area. Council's Manager Compliance & Enforcement, Ryan Cole said microchipping is essential to good pet o
  • More drops offs for Inner West Council residents - Inner West Council residents will have more opportunities to safely dispose of all their unwanted chemicals and recycle all electronic waste. Recovery of paint, gas bottles, fluorescent tubes, batteries, motor oils, household cleaners, and recycling of computers, TVs, cameras, and all other
  • New Amenities Block a Boon for Bay Runners - The unveiling of a new $400,000 amenities block beside Leichhardt Park No.3 sporting ground will be welcomed by local sports club players, parents and children as well as the thousands of users that pass by it each day on the hugely popular Bay Run pathway. The new facility has been built t
  • New art at ArtSeat – Nocturnal Vibrations - A photographic portrayal of what Newtown might look like on a beautiful clear night without any light pollution is the latest art to feature at Council's ArtSeat. Local artist Rhiannon Hopley's Nocturnal Vibrations has just been installed, showing a star-filled sky overlooking th
  • New Art at Newtown’s ArtSeat - Katie Cesaro's bold, monochromatic work is the latest to feature at Newtown's ArtSeat during Perfect Match 2016. Cesaro, alias Capiche, says her work is an “interactive image that is in a state of constant flux depending on the audiences' view point”. Katie s
  • New dog off leash trials - New dog off leash trials have commenced in four more inner west parks. The new off leash area trials are in Petersham Park, Mahoney Reserve, Morton Park, and Johnson Park. The latest trials come after the successful introduction of off leash areas in many other Inner West Council parks.
  • New Inner West Sporting Facilities Ready for Spring - Just in time for the Spring school holidays and summer sport, Council has recently unveiled a raft of sporting facility upgrades across the Inner West. Easton Park has recently welcomed two cricket nets as well as a basketball pad and netball hoop at one end of the picturesque sporting groun
  • New LRAC Structure to Increase Representation - The Inner West Council is consulting with the Local Representation Advisory Committees on changes to their structure that will allow them to play a larger part in bigger issues for the new Council. The proposed structure is being used successfully by most other newly merged Councils in NSW.
  • New Playground Facilities Open for Leichhardt - Council investment in a range of new playgrounds and playground upgrades is keeping pace with the needs of the increasing number of young families calling the Inner West home. Administrator Richard Pearson said a major playground upgrade for Leichhardt's War Memorial Park in Catherine
  • New structure to deliver savings for Inner West Council - The Inner West Council is set to forge ahead with a new permanent senior staff structure which has already proven successful in the local government industry and will deliver big savings and strong services for the community. The new structure includes a General Manager and three Deputy Gene
  • Next free child restraint safety check - Inner west parents and carers can check that their child car restraints, harnesses and booster seats are correctly fitted as part of Council's road safety program. Child car restraints will be checked by an RMS-authorised restraint fitter. Forty seven motor vehicle passengers aged 16 and
  • Next Inner West Council meeting - Inner West Council's next Council meeting will be held on Tuesday 5 July at the Ashfield Chambers. The Administrator of Inner West Council Mr Richard Pearson said initially it had been proposed to hold a Council meeting in Leichhardt in June. However a Council meeting schedule was n
  • No vote for most inner west residents - Most inner west residents will not be voting at the upcoming local government elections. Residents of the former councils of Ashfield, Leichhardt and Marrickville will not go to the polls on Saturday 10 September. The next election for Inner West Council is in September 2017. Only 81 o
  • No WestConnex Camperdown ramps, but no answers either - The Inner West Council has welcomed the scrapping of the Westconnex Camperdown exit ramps, which is a glimmer of good news to inner west residents bearing the brunt of the WestConnex construction impacts. However the Administrator Richard Pearson said that the Sydney Motorway Corporation (SM
  • Norton Street Italian Festa Celebrates its 30th Year - Now in its 30th year, Norton Street on Sunday 30 October will once again be home to the carnival of the Italian influenced good life that is the Norton Street Italian Festa. People come to ‘Festa' from all over Sydney to celebrate the enduring Leichhardt connection to its Italia
  • NSW Aboriginal Rugby League Knockout 2016 Comes to Leichhardt Oval - One of the biggest events in the Indigenous Sporting calendar will hit the inner west this week, with the NSW Aboriginal Rugby League Knockout 2016 bringing great League and a focus on culture and the Aboriginal spirit to Leichhardt. The carnival will be played on five ovals in the Leichhar
  • On Track: Searching Out the Bundian Way - The next chapter in a series of free ‘Traveler's Tales' author talks will feature an epic bushwalking story, uncovering the history, country and rediscovery of a rare surviving ancient pathway used by Aboriginal people over thousands of years, the Bundian Way. Author John B
  • Open Inner West 2017 grant applications now open - 10 days, 57 cultures, 24 suburbs Applications are now open for events and activities as part of Inner West Council's ten day festival, Open Inner West 2017. Open Inner West unlocks the talents and creativity of local communities and celebrates the rich cultural diversity of the inner
  • Perfect Match 2016: Friday 5 – Sunday 7 August - It's that Perfect time of the year again. Perfect Match is back and doing what it does best – transforming dull and tagged walls into vibrant and colourful public art. Council's innovative initiative matches inner west property owners with local and international artists, c
  • Photo opportunity – opening of the Tempe Cooks River Bridge - Administrator of Inner West Council Richard Pearson and Parliamentary Secretary for Transport, Roads, Industry, Resources and Energy John Sidoti MP will officially open the Tempe Cooks River Bridge on Tuesday 29 November at 11:30am. Media are invited to attend. The new Tempe Cooks River
  • Photo opportunity – unveiling of new WWII memorial - The Administrator of Inner West Council Richard Pearson will officially unveil the new World War Two memorial in Marrickville Park, Friday 11 November, 3pm. Media are invited to attend. The new contemporary public artwork and memorial, by Andrew Poppleton, references and is inspired by th
  • Plunge in at Dawn Fraser Baths Open Day - Held annually in December, the Dawn Fraser Baths Open Day is a chance for water lovers of all ages to celebrate this heritage harbour pool of the inner west. The Open Day will be held this year on Sunday 11 December from 10am till 3pm and entry is free. Popular with locals and visitors
  • Popular Waterplay Park to be expanded - Council's has allocated $300k in the 2016/2017 capital budget to fund the expansion of the highly popular Waterplay Park in South Marrickville as well as general improvements. The park, in Steel Park South Marrickville adjacent to the Cooks River, is not only a well-patronised destinat
  • Potentially life-saving defibrillator installed at Mackey Park - Inner West Council has supported the installation of an automatic electronic defibrillator at Mackey Park. The AED system, the first NSW defibrillator installed in NSW as a result of the Heartbeat of Football program, was unveiled yesterday by Socceroos Tim Cahill and Bailey Wright, who also l
  • Preposterous Saints Arrive in Balmain - Among many joys to take from Sydney based artist Chaia Fein’s fascinating book of stories and illustrations ‘Preposterous Saints’, one is that religious inspired imagery need not always be pious. Having lived and exhibited in Italy for many years and been influenced by its relics and icon ind
  • Refugee Week 2016 Launch at Inner West Refugee Hub - The Inner West Council has hosted the launch of Refugee Week 2016 at Callan Park, with a host of guests getting a special preview of the Inner West Refugee Welcome Centre hub. The Inner West Council was confirmed as a Refugee Welcome Zone at the event. NSW Premier Mike Baird, President of
  • Registrations open 10 August for 2016 Garage Sale Trail - Registrations open Wednesday 10 August for the 2016 Garage Sale Trail, one of Australia's biggest community events. This year the Trail is on Saturday 22 October. Inner West Council is an official supporter of the event - a day of simultaneous garage sales across the country hosted
  • Remembrance Day Services Set For Friday - Balmain's Loyalty Square will again fall silent at 11am this Friday to remember the fallen from all wars. Council will partner with the Balmain-Rozelle RSL to hold the 2016 Remembrance Day Ceremony from 11am to 12noon at what is one of the earliest WW1 memorials built in Australia.
  • Residents Invited to Celebrate Christmas Carols - Inner West Council invites locals and visitors to enjoy the festive spirit at Council's upcoming carols in the park events. Administrator Richard Pearson said that the events are an opportunity for the whole family to enjoy an evening of song, as well as to celebrate together as a comm
  • Residents invited to Have Say on Council decisions - Inner West Council is inviting residents to join a number of interim Reference Groups that will ensure the community has a direct say in decisions affecting the local area. Administrator Richard Pearson said that Council was committed to improved community engagement. “If we want to
  • Residents urged to Get Outside and Grow on National Tree Day - The Inner West Council and Planet Ark are inviting residents to get outside and grow for Planet Ark's National Tree Day, the Administrator of the Inner West Council, Richard Pearson announced today. “National Tree Day will be celebrated on Sunday 31 July across 3 inner west locatio
  • Residents Urged to Report Illegal Dumping - Inner West Council residents are invited to get smart to help get rid of illegal dumping in our community. Council is working with the local Regional Illegal Dumping (RID) squad to investigate and solve illegal dumping in the LGA. Residents are encouraged to report incidents by registering
  • Resignation of Inner West Council Interim General Manager - The Interim General Manager of Inner West Council, Vanessa Chan, has announced her resignation for personal reasons effective from 1 September. Ms Chan was appointed on an interim basis by the NSW Government in May to oversee the establishment of the Inner West Council following the merger o
  • Roads and footpaths get boost in Budget - The Inner West Council has committed $12.5 million in its budget to improve roads and footpaths in the local area, the Administrator of the Inner West Council, Richard Pearson announced today. Mr Pearson said Council had committed $8 million in its Budget for road works and $4.5 million to
  • Roald Dahl month at Inner West Library branches - During the upcoming school holidays, Inner West Council Library branches are celebrating the 100th birthday of Roald Dahl, one of the world's most treasured children's authors. The events across all Marrickville Library and Ashfield Library branches include Welcome to the Dream
  • Roaming Short Play Festival Tours Inner West - Friday, 3 June, 2016 For three months, a group of talented young people from across the Inner West have been mentored by industry professionals to write, direct and perform their own short plays. With admission free to a tour of shows starting next week, audiences across the
  • Rozelle Fire Memorial to Mark Two Year Anniversary - A memorial to the victims of the Rozelle Fire will be unveiled on the second anniversary of the tragic event that claimed three lives. Rozelle residents Chris Noble, Bianka O'Brien and her infant son Jude were killed following an explosion at a Darling Street convenience store in the
  • Salsa 4 Seniors dance classes - Inner West Council's activities for seniors are expanding to include Salsa 4 Senior classes. Council's extensive seniors program provides local older people with inexpensive ways to stay young at heart, stimulated, busy - and out of the house. Most activities are either free o
  • School Holiday activities for children and teens - Inner West Council has an extensive calendar of (mostly free) events to keep the kids and teens busy these school holidays. Some activities are already booking out. Adult supervision is required for those aged 10 years and under. Book at www.eventbrite.com.au unless otherwise indicated. Las
  • September Extends Inner West Event Season - Sydney Fringe Festival, Dulwich Hill Village Fair and Big Bike Week headline a busy month of community events across the inner west in September. Sydney Fringe Festival will launch a month long program of cultural and performance activities in the inner west from a base in Annandale in Sept
  • Shop Local This Christmas - It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas, and Inner West Shoppers are encourage to shop local this festive season and spread the local Christmas cheer to our local economy. Residents can also compete for one of four weekly prizes of a $100 voucher – to be spent at local busine
  • Shopping Study Shows Opportunities for Darling Street - The Inner West Council is set to level the playing field for Balmain businesses up against big mall operators, with ground-breaking research originally commissioned by the former Leichhardt Council giving an insight into spending habits on Darling Street. Inner West Council Administrator Ric
  • Solar Energy Powers On at Inner West Council - The Inner West Council continues to expand renewable energy across its Council buildings with two new solar panel projects launched this month at the Leichhardt Park Aquatic Centre (LPAC). Administrator Richard Pearson said the wide range of panel ‘photovoltaic (PV)' systems alr
  • Something for everyone in the school holidays - Inner West Council will host a huge range of activities for kids and young people during the school holidays, from 24 September - 9 October. Teen cake decorating workshop (ages 12 - 18) Learn the basics of cake decorating. Monday 26 September, 10am-11.30am at Ashfield Library. Register at w
  • Spend the School Holidays at Inner West libraries - Inner West Council libraries are hosting fun and engaging workshops these school holidays, including filmmaking workshops, craft and cooking classes and other activities. Free except where indicated. Bookings essential. Filmmaking workshops for 12-18 years: Introduction to green screen E
  • Stage 2 WestConnex works to commence any day now - Inner West Council has received notice that the Australian Government has granted approval for stage two WestConnex (new M5 including St Peters Interchange) works to commence The approval, which was signed on 11 July by Minister for the Environment Greg Hunt, means that electrical works in t
  • Strong Leadership for Inner West Council - The Inner West Council is in good hands, with three highly experienced professionals appointed to the positions of Deputy General Managers. Interim General Manager Rik Hart said that he was confident that he had selected a leadership team that would steer Inner West Council through the chall
  • Stunning Mural Creating Spiritual Connection - A Rozelle wall is to receive an exceptional makeover with internationally renowned artist Matt Adnate commissioned to paint a mural to celebrate the 10th birthday of the Wall2Wall Mural Competition. Administrator of Inner West Council Mr Richard Pearson said that Matt Adnate was in demand lo
  • Successful LRAC meetings - Inner West Council has held its first two Local Representation Advisory Committee (LRAC) meetings, in Ashfield on Tuesday and last night in Leichhardt. The LRAC's are based around the former local government areas of Ashfield, Leichhardt and Marrickville, and are made up of former elec
  • Summer Hill Pony Owner Rejects Council’s Help to Relocate Horse - A last ditch offer from the Inner West Council to help relocate a pony being kept in a Summer Hill terrace house seems to have fallen on deaf ears, with the owner ignoring the upcoming deadline set by the Land and Environment Court to have the pony rehoused by 21 October. On 19 July 2016 the
  • Sustainable House Day - Residents will uncover secrets of sustainable design on Sustainable House Day, Sunday 11 September with walking and cycling tours and a free talk with a sustainable interior designer. A morning cycling tour will explore three sustainable homes in the Petersham and Lewisham areas, and an afte
  • Sydenham Station Creative Hub another step closer - The Sydenham Station Creative Hub is a step closer after Tuesday night's Council meeting. Inner West Council's vision for the area is to protect traditional industries, while expanding creative industries, and adding food, drink and live music venues to the mix. At Tuesday night's Council
  • Sydney Fringe 2016 at Marrickville Library and History - Inner West Council's Marrickville Library and History will work with arts and community organisations to present Sydney Fringe Festival 2016 events. The six events as part of the Sydney Fringe Festival 2016 program include, A Self-Publishing Roadmap, Reading to Dogs, Bibliotherapy sess
  • Tails wagging over new off-leash areas - Tails are wagging over Council's decision to install permanent dog off-leash areas at Petersham Park and Sydenham Green. The areas will transition to permanency following extensive engagement with the community over the course of a six month trial. “This is a fantastic result.
  • Tempe Wetlands 100th bird species sighting celebration - Inner West Council will hold a morning tea at Tempe Wetlands to celebrate the 100th bird species sighting - and thank volunteer bird watching group, Tempe Birdos. Media are invited to attend. The land was a shale quarry in the 1920s and a greyhound track in the 1940s, before becoming the
  • Tom Uren Walking Trail Marks a Fitting Tribute - Following Tom's passing on Australia Day last year, Council built the Trail to commemorate his lifelong link to Balmain as well as his unceasing advocacy to protecting and expanding public access to Sydney Harbour. The Trail runs around the point of Balmain East from Thornton Park near t
  • Triple M’s Gus Worland at Marrickville Library - Popular Triple M radio host Gus Worland is discussing his new book, How to Lose a Few Kegs (without busting a gut) at Marrickville Library on Wednesday 19 October. After years of complying with conventional wisdom about getting fit (and failing repeatedly), Gus learnt these mostly distorted
  • Upcoming Author Talks at Ashfield - Get ready for another great line up of Author talks at Ashfield. The ever popular series is set to take you on a journey from stories of Australians in the Second World War to the American Presidential Election, to finding sanity and an illustrated lecture of the moon. Monday September 19 11
  • Vacancies Plummet on Revitalised Norton Street - Retail vacancies along Norton Street in Leichhardt have fallen to a four year low with a range of Council initiatives boosting the flagship main street. Administrator Richard Pearson said just 10 retail properties remain vacant in 2016. “That's a significant drop from the 23
  • Volunteer for Graffiti Removal Day 2016 - Inner West Council will support Graffiti Removal Day on Sunday 30 October. Residents are urged to volunteer to help clean up illegal graffiti and tagging hot spots. Anyone over the age of 12 with the ability to clean off graffiti can volunteer to participate in Graffiti Removal Day. Th
  • Volunteers Wanted for Refugee and Asylum Seeker App - Inner West Council is seeking volunteers to support the development of the ‘Arrival App', a mobile app that will welcome and assist refugees and asylum seekers. The app will provide information about local places and services and assist new arrivals to make connections and partic
  • Wall2Wall Celebrates Ten Years - Council is celebrating the tenth birthday of the hugely successful Wall2Wall public art competition by commissioning a new mural opposite the White Bay Cruise Terminal. The Robert Street location will be the subject of a new work with the participation of a prominent Australian artist to be
  • Wall2Wall Mural Entries Closing Soon - The hugely successful Wall2Wall public art competition is celebrating its tenth birthday with three big and bold new sites where local artists can share their work. Entries for the 2016 competition close at 5pm on Monday 17 October with prizes of up to $5,000 to be won. Last year'
  • WestConnex Construction Concerns Hit in School Holidays - The Inner West Council is voicing concerns to the Sydney Motorway Corporation (SMC) about major M4 East construction planned over the July school holidays for the WestConnex project. Inner West Council has not given any approval for the work, it is proceeding with approval from the State Gov
  • WestConnex Notifies of Geotechnical drilling in Leichhardt1 - The WestConnex Delivery Authority has advised Council that they will be undertaking geotechnical investigations in various locations along Darley Road, near Charles Street and Elswick Street, Leichhardt. The RMS have previously advised Council that they would proceed with the work under Sectio
  • What to do when Solar Feed-in Tariffs end this year - The Solar Feed-in Tariff or Solar Bonus Scheme in NSW ends in December 2016. The Green Living Centre is organising a workshop, ‘Life after Feed-in Tariff', that explains what this means for households with rooftop solar. Workshop details: 24 September 10.30am-12.30pm Newtown Ne
  • White Ribbon Day leads way for a stronger community - Inner West Council is celebrating White Ribbon Day with a range of events this week as Council reaffirms its commitment to a range of programs representing a strong and diverse inner west community in 2017. Administrator Richard Pearson said Council this week joined with Leichhardt Local Ar
  • Winners of the first Inner West Council Business Environment Awards - The environmental achievements of more than 20 inner west businesses will be celebrated at the first Inner West Council Business Environment Awards (BEA). The BEA were held on Tuesday evening, the 29 November at the Inner West Council Petersham Service Centre. The Administrator of Inner West
  • Young environmental advocates in spotlight - Inner West Council's Marrickville Library Anne Nguyen Award for Young Enviro Champions will unearth passionate environment supporters aged 12-18 who live, work or study in the local area. The entry date for the Award has been extended until Sunday 31 July. Anne, who passed away in 2015,
  • Young Writers and Critics Winners Announced - This an h2 header This is body copy. Cras sed libero rhoncus, malesuada erat rutrum, vestibulum enim. Praesent et bibendum purus. Suspendisse nibh dui, commodo eu purus consectetur, pharetra auctor sapien. Nulla sed augue scelerisque, porttitor neque et, efficitur ipsum. Praesent id lacus at a
  • Your say on protecting our history - From the ‘I have a dream' mural in Newtown to WW1 widows' housing in Tempe and more, Council is asking community members to have their say on a proposal to protect new heritage items and areas. Council had identified 75 additional Heritage Items and two new Heritage Conserv

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