Media Releases

22 Nov 2017

2017 Inner West Business Environment Awards

Inner West Council’s Business Environment Awards is on Wednesday 29 November at Camperdown Commons.

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16 Nov 2017

Council supporting our creative communities

A $200,000 live music development fund, the introduction of live music in shopfronts, an expanded street art program and a proposal to bring Vivid to local landmarks are all part of a range of initiatives being investigated to breathe new life into the Sydney’s inner west.

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16 Nov 2017

Have Your Say on Steel Park inclusive playspace

Construction of Inner West Council’s first inclusive play space will commence in mid-2018.

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15 Nov 2017

Inner West Says Yes!

Today we celebrate a large step forward in the long, slow and ceaseless march towards universal human rights in this country.

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14 Nov 2017

Council to host WestConnex Public Meetings

Tuesday 14 November 2017: Council will host two special public meetings for residents in Lilyfield/Rozelle and Leichhardt to discuss the serious impacts of WestConnex in the local area and what Council is doing to oppose the project.

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14 Nov 2017

Claim the Stage and More

Spark Youth Theatre, an initiative of Inner West Council, will present a short performance festival by young people in late November.

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13 Nov 2017

Improving inner west waterways

Inner West Council will investigate improving water quality in the Parramatta River, with a view to creating a safe swim site in the local catchment.

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10 Nov 2017

Transport Minister Blocks Track Free Trams

The State Government has backed away from an agreement to investigate a 21st Century solution for transport woes on Parramatta Road.

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9 Nov 2017

Civic reception to celebrate marriage equality survey result

Inner West Council will hold a free civic reception at Newtown Neighbourhood Centre on the evening of Wednesday 15 November, the day the results of the marriage equality survey are released.

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9 Nov 2017

James Morrison returns for Jazz in The Park

Thursday 9 November: Australian Jazz legend James Morrison returns to headline the ever popular Jazz in The Park event at Balmain’s Gladstone Park on Sunday 19 November.

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8 Nov 2017

Council asking: How do you play in the inner west?

Inner West Council is asking citizens to have their say about how, when, where and why they participate in recreational activities in the local area.

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7 Nov 2017

2017 GreenWay Art Prize Winners Announced

Tuesday 7 November 2017: The winner of the 2017 GreenWay Open Art Prize is Jody Graham who has won a $5,000 prize package for her work ‘Drawn from Discarded’.

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7 Nov 2017

Inner west businesses receive a leg up - Council turning off parking meters at night

The new Inner West Council has approved a plan to turn parking meters off at 7pm every night in Leichhardt, Balmain and Rozelle. The reduction in the parking meter hours is part of suite of initiatives being taken by the Council to breathe life into the area’s dining and cultural precincts.

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7 Nov 2017

Helping Learner Drivers Become Safe Drivers

Tuesday 7 November: Inner West Council, with support from Roads and Maritime Services, present a FREE workshop to assist parents and supervisors of novice drivers.

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1 Nov 2017

Dogs to be welcomed back to pubs

Wednesday 1 November 2017: Inner West Council last night voted to reverse a ban on dogs being allowed in inner west pubs, through a motion moved by Mayor Darcy Byrne.

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1 Nov 2017

Inner West Council invests in local sports

Wednesday 1 November 2017: Bold new targets to increase the number of women and girls playing sport in the inner west is part of a package of measures being investigated by Inner West Council to create a healthier community.

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31 Oct 2017

Council awaits Government Green Light on Waterfront Oval upgrade

Tuesday 31 October, 2017: Council is pushing ahead in a bid to gain Government authority approval to turn the two Waterfront Oval playing fields in Callan Park into a modern training and playing facility.

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26 Oct 2017

Sydenham to Bankstown Strategy blueprint for developers

Thursday 26 October 2017: Inner West Council is calling for the State Government to return control of the Sydenham to Bankstown Corridor to local councils and work with local government to deliver responsible development of the region.

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26 Oct 2017

Inner West leads the way on renewable energy

Thursday 26 October 2017: Inner West Council has voted to push forward with an environment policy that will see it become a national leader in renewable energy and combating climate change.

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25 Oct 2017

WestConnex EIS inadequate, insufficient, and flawed – despite free ear plugs

Inner West Council has produced an extensive list of demands that will ameliorate the impacts of Stage 3 of WestConnex on local residents – and will certainly go much further that the ear plugs being issued to residents by the road builders.

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25 Oct 2017

Council continues push for Bike Share regulation

Council will continue its push to bring together metropolitan councils to develop a regional response to bike share schemes following yesterday’s launch of the world’s largest bike share operator, Ofo, into the streets of Sydney.

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25 Oct 2017

Council to unite Newtown’s King Street

Inner West Council will seek to boost the economy of Newtown’s King Street by delivering late night retail trading, legalising arts and music in shop fronts and untangling red tape which is confusing business owners on the retail and entertainment strip.

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24 Oct 2017

Inner West welcomes City of Sydney support for marriages in Town Halls

Mayor of Inner West Council, Darcy Byrne said it was heartening to see the City of Sydney follow the Inner West lead and grant same-sex couples free weddings in council venues.

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23 Oct 2017

No future for Parramatta Road in Future Transport Strategy

It is farcical that the Government’s Future Transport Strategy makes no mention of the future of Parramatta Road, the Mayor of Inner West Council, Darcy Byrne said today.

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23 Oct 2017

Greenway Missing Links Master Plan - Unlocking the Greenway

Inner West and Canterbury Bankstown councils are inviting citizens to comment on The GreenWay Missing Links Master Plan.

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20 Oct 2017

Meeting condemns Carrington Road Planning Proposal

More than 500 local residents attended a public meeting last night at Marrickville Town Hall to express opposition to the enormous Carrington Road Planning Proposal in south Marrickville.

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20 Oct 2017

Blooming Arts Exhibition – call for entries

Inner West Council invites artists to register artworks for the Blooming Arts Exhibition.

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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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