Media Releases

20 Sep 2017

Council to host WestConnex Public Meeting

Wednesday 20 September: Inner West Council is holding a public meeting at Leichhardt Oval on Wednesday 4 October to inform the community about the Government’s Environment Impact Statement (EIS) for WestConnex Stage 3 M4-M5 Link.

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18 Sep 2017

Council welcomes back elected representatives

An Extraordinary Council Meeting will be held this Thursday (21 September) at Ashfield Service Centre to elect the first Mayor and Deputy Mayor of Inner West Council.

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14 Sep 2017

Free School Holiday activities for children and teens

Free School Holiday activities for children and teens

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13 Sep 2017

Fundraiser exhibition at Chrissie Cotter Gallery - ArtStaff #6

Inner West Council’s Chrissie Cotter Gallery is the venue for the sixth fundraising exhibition by staff from the Art Gallery of NSW.

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12 Sep 2017

Leichhardt Oval to host FFA Cup quarter final tomorrow

Tuesday 12 September, 2017: Leichhardt Oval will host a rematch of last year’s FFA Cup final when A-League champion Sydney FC plays Melbourne City tomorrow night (Wednesday 13 September 7.30pm kickoff).

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12 Sep 2017

Council champions child protection with awards night

Tuesday 12 September 2017: As part of its commitment to addressing domestic and family violence in the inner west, Council hosted the 2017 NSW Play Your Part Awards on 7 September at the Hannaford Community Centre in Rozelle.

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11 Sep 2017

Call for feedback ahead of $320,000 playground boost

Monday 11 September: Inner west residents near the location of five proposed playgrounds in Leichhardt, Lilyfield, Rozelle and Balmain have the chance to state their play equipment and design preferences ahead of a $320,000 Council upgrade project.

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5 Sep 2017

A new skate space at Sydenham Green

Inner West Council will commence construction of the new skate space at Sydenham Green this month.

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5 Sep 2017

New Art at Newtown ArtSeat

Pull Your Punches, by local artist Wendy Murray, was installed at Newtown’s ArtSeat on Friday morning and represents a socio-historical investigation into poster making.

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4 Sep 2017

Lords Road decision major win for local community

Monday, 4 September 2017: A decision to refuse a proposal to rezone one of the last pieces of valuable industrial land in Leichhardt was a major win for the local community, Administrator of the Inner West Council, Richard Pearson said today.

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4 Sep 2017

Rainbow Flags to fly high for marriage equality

Monday 4 September 2016: Inner West Council will fly rainbow flags from its key buildings throughout the voting period for the same-sex marriage postal survey, the Administrator of Inner West Council, Richard Pearson said today. Mr Pearson said Council’s LGBTIQ Working Group had requested flags be ...

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31 Aug 2017

Big Bike Week Rides Back Into Inner West

Thursday 31 August, 2017: The second 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.

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29 Aug 2017

2017 NSW Play Your Part Awards

Inner West Council is supporting NSW National Child Protection Week, and will host the 2017 NSW Play Your Part Awards at the Hannaford Community Centre on Thursday 7 September.

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25 Aug 2017

Restoration of Camperdown war memorial

Inner West Council will restore the WWI memorial in Camperdown Park in time for ANZAC Day 2018.

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23 Aug 2017

Floral Shadow at Chrissie Cotter Gallery

Artist in residence at Council’s Whites Creek Cottage studio, Sally Mowbray, is exhibiting her solo show Floral Shadow at Chrissie Cotter Gallery in early September.

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23 Aug 2017

Million dollar upgrade for Petersham Park

Petersham Park will get a new lease of life with a million dollar upgrade of the facility set to start in September, Administrator of Inner West Council Richard Pearson announced today.

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22 Aug 2017

Significant progress made, says Administrator in end of term report

Significant progress has been made over the past 16 months to create a modern, high performing, customer-focused Inner West Council, but there is still more work to be done, Administrator of Inner West Council Richard Pearson said today.

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22 Aug 2017

2017 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 10 September.

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21 Aug 2017

LGBTIQ Rainbow Roundtable forum next week

Inner West Council will host an evening that invites the LGBTIQ community to share stories, celebrate diversity and plan for the future.

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21 Aug 2017

Early voting for Inner West Council elections

Early voting for Inner West Council elections has commenced.

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18 Aug 2017

WestConnex EIS jumps the gun

The Government’s decision to release the WestConnex Stage 3 EIS (M4-M5 Link) just days after the end of the consultation period on the Concept Design has short-changed the inner west community, the Administrator of Inner West Council Richard Pearson said today.

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17 Aug 2017

footprints ecofestival on again soon

The 2017 footprints ecofestival is a day of live entertainment, free workshops and hands-on environment-themed experiences, plus a large option of food and drink choices – including this year, a Craft Beer Garden.

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17 Aug 2017

2017 History Week in the inner west

Inner West Council is celebrating History Week with a series of events in early September.

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16 Aug 2017

Bread and Circuses at Chrissie Cotter Gallery

The beauty and horrors of contemporary life are the general themes behind the next exhibition to feature at Chrissie Cotter Gallery.

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11 Aug 2017

Visit a mobile waste-free kitchen at the footprints ecofestival

Friday 11 August 2017: Inner West Council’s footprints ecofestival this year features the Green Living Centre’s mobile waste-free kitchen.

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10 Aug 2017

LGBTIQ Rainbow Roundtable forum

Inner West Council will host an evening for the LGBTIQ community to share stories, celebrate diversity and plan for the future.

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9 Aug 2017

Council calls for fundamental redesigns of WestConnex

Administrator of Inner West Council Richard Pearson today released Council’s detailed expert submission to the State Government on the Stage 3 concept design for WestConnex calling for it to be redesigned to deal with traffic impacts on the area.

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8 Aug 2017

Registrations open soon for 2017 Garage Sale Trail

Registrations open Thursday 10 August for the 2017 Garage Sale Trail, one of Australia’s biggest community events.

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7 Aug 2017

2017 Children’s Book Week in the inner west

Inner West Council is supporting Children’s Book Week with a series of FREE events at Council’s libraries.

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2 Aug 2017

Leichhardt Library Annual Photography Award 2017

Now in its fourth year, the exhibition focuses on the work of some of the inner west’s most talented photographers and celebrates the diversity of the inner west.

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2 Aug 2017

Applications now open for 2018 Chrissie Cotter Gallery and ArtSeat

Inner West Council is inviting local artists to submit ideas for the exhibition of artworks at the Newtown ArtSeat and Chrissie Cotter Gallery for 2018.

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31 Jul 2017

Peter Solness: Luminous at Chrissie Cotter Gallery

Well-known photographic light painter Peter Solness is the next artist to feature at Inner West Council’s Chrissie Cotter Gallery.

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31 Jul 2017

Sydenham to Bankstown Urban Renewal Corridor public meeting

Residents are urged to attend a public meeting to hear what local community action groups and Council’s concerns are with the State Government’s revised plans to add 8,500 new dwellings along the Sydenham to Bankstown Corridor.

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28 Jul 2017

Draft food truck policy on public exhibition

Inner West Council’s new draft Mobile Food Vending policy and draft checklist is now on public exhibition, and everyone is invited to have their say.

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25 Jul 2017

Join a free Perfect Match neighbourhood celebration

Inner West Council, along with Perfect Match artists and property owners, will host neighbourhood celebrations where the community can view the new public artworks and meet Perfect Match artists.

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24 Jul 2017

Perfect Match free street art tours are back

Inner West Council’s public art program, Perfect Match, is back bigger and better than ever in 2017.

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20 Jul 2017

Council opposed to WestConnex M4-M5 Link

Inner West Council is opposing State Government plans for the M4-M5 WestConnex link and is urging local residents to have their say before it’s too late.

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19 Jul 2017

Still time to nominate for Inner West Council elections

Inner West Council is reminding local citizens that there is still time to nominate as a candidate for the local government elections on Saturday 9 September.

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18 Jul 2017

From Material to Product: Sydney’s mercantile past

An exhibition that explores Sydney’s retail and manufacturing history, memory and place is the next to feature at Inner West Council’s Chrissie Cotter Gallery.

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17 Jul 2017

Council urges: Check or update enrolment details

Inner West Council is encouraging all citizens to check their enrolment details are correct, as the local government elections fast approach.

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14 Jul 2017

Amy Large Volunteer of the Year awards

Inner West Council’s 2017 Amy Large Volunteer of the Year is Demetra Proestos.

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13 Jul 2017

Lords Road Planning Proposal public meeting

Inner West Council is urging all residents to attend the State Government’s Central Sydney Planning Panel public meeting on the controversial Lords Road Planning Proposal.

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12 Jul 2017

Haberfield Winter Pop Up Borgo street party

A ‘Winter Pop Up Borgo’ Haberfield street party will be held in Federation Plaza, in the heart of Haberfield’s shopping district in Ramsay Street, on Saturday 22 July, 9am – 2pm.

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11 Jul 2017

Become a candidate at Inner West Council elections

Inner West Council is encouraging all citizens to consider becoming a candidate at the forthcoming local government elections.

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10 Jul 2017

Free trees for Inner West Council residents

Inner West Council is giving away free trees to residents in celebration of National Tree Day on Sunday 30 July.

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6 Jul 2017

Stories About Hope at Chrissie Cotter Gallery

Unique stories of people who have sought safety in Australia will feature next at Inner West Council’s Chrissie Cotter Gallery.

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4 Jul 2017

Amy Large Volunteer of the Year announced next week

Tuesday 4 July 2017: Inner West Council’s inaugural Amy Large Volunteer of the Year awards will be presented at Leichhardt Town Hall next week.

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4 Jul 2017

Marrickville Park upgrade opening

Marrickville Park upgrade will be officially opened on Saturday 15 July at 1pm.

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4 Jul 2017

Council Advances State Heritage Listing of Haberfield

Tuesday, 4 July 2017: Council has approved work on a project to list the Haberfield Conservation Area on the State Heritage Register.

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3 Jul 2017

Lords Road Fight Continues at Public Meeting

Inner West Council’s fight against State Government plans to rezone one of the last pieces of valuable industrial land in Leichhardt is set to continue, with the Sydney Central Planning Panel announcing a Public Briefing Session on the proposal.

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