Media Releases

18 Oct 2017

Mayor calls for Vivid for the inner west

Mayor of Inner West Council Darcy Byrne has today called on the State Government to bring the Vivid Sydney festival to the inner west in 2018.

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18 Oct 2017

Council pushes ahead with Callan Park recreation plans

Wednesday 18 October, 2017: Council is intensifying its efforts to force the NSW Government to support the delivery of recreational facilities at Callan Park.

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18 Oct 2017

Open Inner West 2018 grant applications now open

10 days, 24 suburbs, 69 cultures

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17 Oct 2017

Council plans groundbreaking NAIDOC Week Citizenship Ceremony

Tuesday 17 October 2017: Inner West Council is set to become the first Council in NSW to initiate and hold a new annual citizenship ceremony in NAIDOC Week.

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17 Oct 2017

Mayor calls for track free tram technology

Mayor of Inner West Council Darcy Byrne today called on the Government to look to the future and install an innovative Guided Electric Transit System (GETS) or track-free tram technology on Parramatta Road.

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13 Oct 2017

Marrickville Festival set to return in 2017

The event brings together the inner west’s diverse and vibrant people, cultures, and creative communities with a feast of international cuisine, live music and entertainment.

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13 Oct 2017

Council Opens Town Halls for Free Same Sex Marriage Ceremonies

Friday, 13 October 2017: Council last night gave its full backing to inviting same-sex couples to marry free of charge in Council’s beautiful heritage halls and community centres for 100 days if marriage equality is legislated next month.

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13 Oct 2017

Inner West Taking Lead on Bike Share Regulation

Inner West Council will bring together metropolitan councils to develop a regional response to bike share schemes that are spinning out of control on Sydney streets.

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12 Oct 2017

Council improvements to Rozelle Interchange ignored – Government pays price

The sheer stupidity of the WestConnex project has been revealed yet again with the State Government unable to find a single contractor willing or able to construct the ill-thought out Rozelle interchange.

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11 Oct 2017

New Locals Inner West free app to help refugees and asylum seekers

A new app designed to help refugees and asylum seekers was officially launched yesterday by Mayor of Inner West Council Darcy Byrne.

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11 Oct 2017

Inner West Council the ‘greenest’ in NSW

Inner West Council is the ‘greenest’ Council in New South Wales when it comes to clean, green investments, Inner West Mayor Darcy Byrne announced today.

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10 Oct 2017

Carrington Road Planning Proposal public meeting

Inner West Council is holding a public meeting about the Carrington Road Planning Proposal a Marrickville Town Hall on Thursday 19 October at 7:30pm.

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5 Oct 2017

Grab a bargain at Inner West Libraries Book Sale

Book lovers are in for a treat when Inner West Libraries host their annual book sale at Marrickville Town Hall on Sunday 22 October, from 10am until 5pm– the same day as Marrickville Festival.

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4 Oct 2017

New Council renews opposition to WestConnex

The newly elected Inner West Council last night recommitted itself a position of opposition to the Westconnex project.

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28 Sep 2017

Iconic Leichhardt Oval celebrated in new movie

Thursday 28 September: Inner West Council and AllStar Productions have today released a moving film about Leichhardt Oval, spiritual home of the Wests Tigers and Sydney's most famous suburban rugby league ground.

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27 Sep 2017

2017 Business Environment Awards

Inner West Council’s Business Environment Awards nominations are now open.

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27 Sep 2017

Same Sex Couples to Marry Free of Charge in Inner West Town Halls

The inner west is opening its arms to marriage equality, with newly elected Mayor Darcy Byrne intending to invite same-sex couples to marry in Council’s beautiful heritage halls and community centres, free of charge, when marriage equality is legislated.

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25 Sep 2017

Summer Hill Neighbourhood Feast

Summer Hill – renowned for its heritage architecture, contemporary restaurants, great coffee and a growing small bar scene – is once again hosting its annual Neighbourhood Feast on Sunday 8 October.

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22 Sep 2017

First Mayor and Deputy elected for Inner West Council

Friday 22 September 2017: Councillor Darcy Byrne was elected first ever Mayor of Inner West Council at last night's Extraordinary Council Meeting, with Councillor Julie Passas elected Deputy Mayor.

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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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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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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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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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