Planning for our future

Inner West Council was created on 12 May 2016 from the merger of the former Ashfield, Leichhardt and Marrickville Councils.

Proudly serving our new, larger inner west community of over 185,000 residents across 26 suburbs, Inner West Council is 1,250 staff strong.

Local councils are complex organisations, providing hundreds of different services every day.

Draft Operational Plan and Budget 2017-18 coverOperational Plan and Budget 2017/18

Inner West Council's Operational Plan and Budget 2017/18 sets out Council's proposed ongoing activities, key initiatives and associated budgets.

The plan has been developed to ensure existing levels of service are maintained across the area as well as achieving an ambitious schedule of infrastructure projects.

Council remains committed to reducing the infrastructure backlog, including a four year, achievable capital works program that sees a number of large scale projects commencing during the next financial year.

Inner West Council Financial Statements

2016 to 2017 Inner West Council Financial Statements (PDF 2.4MB)

Financial Statements from the Former Councils - 2015/16

Each year, individual local governments across New South Wales are required to present a set of audited financial statements to their council and community.

The financial statements set out the financial performance, financial position and cash flows of Council for the reporting period 1 July 2015 to 12 May 2016 (the date where the merged Inner West Council was formed).

Community Satisfaction Survey

Inner West Council conducted its first community satisfaction survey in October 2016. Key objectives of the research included:

  • Assessing and establishing the community’s priorities and satisfaction in relation to council activities, services, and facilities
  • Identifying the community’s overall level of satisfaction with Council’s performance
  • Identifying the community’s level of agreement with prompted statements surrounding wellbeing/connectedness
  • Identifying methods of communication and engagement with Council

Micromex Research was commissioned to undertake the work.


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