Media Releases

27 Jun 2017

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 2017 from 2 - 9 July.

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22 Jun 2017

Inner west seniors Art Group wins art competition

Seven members of Inner West Council’s seniors Art Group have won a state-wide art competition that aims to raise awareness of elder abuse.

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21 Jun 2017

Our Energy Future launched today

Inner West Council residents can now receive free energy help and advice from experts, with today’s launch of Our Energy Future (OEF).

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19 Jun 2017

Disconnex: Reframing Resistance at Chrissie Cotter Gallery

A group exhibition at Chrissie Cotter Gallery will showcase salvaged heritage items from homes destroyed due to WestConnex.

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16 Jun 2017

Another planning tick of approval for Sydenham Station Creative Hub

Inner West Council is publicly exhibiting the Sydenham Creative Hub planning proposal, an “exciting” land use project which will transform the area into a cultural precinct while at the same time protecting traditional industries.

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14 Jun 2017

Council works to bolster booming Ashfield

Inner West Council’s $7 million Ashfield Town Centre Upgrade, which commences this week, is part of a big boost in investment in the booming centre.

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14 Jun 2017

Pachamama Festival comes to inner west

Audiences will be treated to unique experiences connecting them to land at the Pachamama Festival on Friday 23 and Saturday 24 June 2017.

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14 Jun 2017

Refugee Week in the inner west

Inner West Council will mark Refugee Week (Sunday 14 June - Saturday 20 June) with events in Marrickville and Ashfield.

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7 Jun 2017

Help Create Our Inner West

Inner West Council is inviting residents to help build a new Community Strategic Plan for the future inner west.

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6 Jun 2017

Amy Large Volunteer of the Year awards now open

Inner West Council’s inaugural Amy Large Volunteer of the Year awards are now open.

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5 Jun 2017

Experience the world at Open Inner West

Council’s ‘Open Inner West 2017 festival showcases the rich cultural diversity of Sydney’s inner west.

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2 Jun 2017

100 Days to Council Elections

Friday 2 June marks an important milestone for the Inner West Council – 100 days to Council elections on 9 September.

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2 Jun 2017

Council urges: Share the Path, Share the Road

Inner West Council’s Share the Path and Share the Road campaigns will educate and increase awareness of safe and responsible riding, walking, and driving.

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2 Jun 2017

Community Asked How Council Meetings Should Run

Council is inviting residents to have their say about Council’s new draft Code of Meeting Practice, which is aimed at making sure that all Council’s decisions are made in an open and transparent way.

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2 Jun 2017

Footprints Film Festival 2017 Entries Set to Open

Starting Monday next week, budding filmmakers again have the chance to enter Inner West Council’s annual Footprints Film Festival that showcases the best of Sydney’s short films with an environmental or sustainability theme.

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2 Jun 2017

Council tackles Our Energy Future – one household at a time

Inner West Council is one of eight Sydney councils offering free energy advice to all residents through the Our Energy Future partnership.

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1 Jun 2017

Inner West Council set to be greenest in NSW

Inner West Council is set to become the greenest Council in New South Wales with the endorsement of a new Investment Policy.

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30 May 2017

Council makes inclusion its cornerstone

Inner West Council’s new inclusion action plan will remove barriers to access and participation for people with disability.

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25 May 2017

Guided Electric Transit Gaining Traction

Inner West Council’s ground breaking proposal for a modern public transport solution for Parramatta Road is gaining momentum, with both Northern Beaches Council and the State Government showing interest in the project.

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25 May 2017

WestConnex “Clayton's” consultation an insult to the inner west

Inner West Council has slammed the latest round of WestConnex community consultation as “inaccurate, confusing and misleading”.

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25 May 2017

Council improving the development application process

Council on Tuesday night approved a new Development Assessment Policy aimed at speeding up the development approval process for ‘mums and dads’ developers and reducing costs.

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23 May 2017

First compost huts in Australia

Inner West Council’s trial of compost huts – the first in Australia – continues to gain pace, with more local residents invited to drop off fruit and vegetable scraps, tea bags and coffee grounds.

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23 May 2017

Rock ‘n’ Roll theme jives the Leichhardt Long Lunch

Sunday 4 June heralds the rock ‘n roll return of this successful communal celebration known as the Leichhardt Long Lunch.

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23 May 2017

Preparing tweens for High School

Inner West Council’s Stepping Up program supports tweens (students in years 5 and 6) transition from primary to secondary school.

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22 May 2017

Council’s successful push for safer school crossing

The Beauchamp Street school zone at Marrickville West Public School will soon have flashing lights after successful advocacy by Inner West Council and local member Jo Haylen.

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18 May 2017

Mind at Play at Chrissie Cotter Gallery

An exhibition that is the result of “years of play with mixed media” is the next to feature at Inner West Council’s Chrissie Cotter Gallery.

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18 May 2017

King George Park Amenities Building Set to Open

The unveiling of a new $1million amenities block at King George Park sporting ground on Saturday 27 May in Rozelle will be welcomed by local sports club players, parents and children.

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17 May 2017

Next free child car seat safety check

Inner West Council’s next free child car seat safety check is a highly valuable and convenient way for parents and guardians to ensure their children are properly restrained while travelling in a vehicle.

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17 May 2017

First inner west Community Leaders in Sustainability

Inner West Council will recognise the first inner west Community Leaders in Sustainability at a graduation next week (Thursday 25 May).

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16 May 2017

Inner West Council calls for guarantee that bus service levels will not fall

Inner West Council has called on the State Government to ensure public transport service levels are not reduced.

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16 May 2017

Leichhardt Oval to host NSW State of Origin Squad

The NSW State of Origin Team will train in Leichhardt in the lead up to the vital Game 2 in the Origin season in June, with local kids set to train with their Origin heroes.

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15 May 2017

Council urges – Look Out Before You Step Out

Inner West Council has launched a campaign aimed at improving pedestrian safety, in response to figures showing the inner west has a higher incidence of pedestrian casualties.

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12 May 2017

WestConnex Juggernaut Set to Hit Rozelle & Camperdown

Vague construction details, dive sites in residential areas, ventilation stacks and extended pain for local communities feature in the State Government’s M4/M5 WestConnex Link plans, released today.

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12 May 2017

Coptic Church “unsafe and unstable” says independent report

The NSW Government’s Public Works Advisory has confirmed that the former Coptic church in Sydenham is “is in very poor condition” and that a recent fire “has caused a significant further deterioration of the building stability and safety”.

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11 May 2017

Celebrate 2044

Celebrate 2044 – St Peters, Sydenham and Tempe's own community fair – is in Tillman Park Tempe on Sunday 21 May, from 11am to 4pm.

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11 May 2017

Upgrade Works to Commence on Ashfield Commuter Car Park

Work to provide an extra 99 parking spaces for Ashfield commuters is set to begin, with the Brown Street commuter car park to be upgraded.

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10 May 2017

Still time to Have Your Say on dogs off leash trials

Inner West Council’s trial of dog off leash areas in Johnson, Morton and Petersham Parks is now open for feedback from the community.

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10 May 2017

Free Sustainable Homes Walking Tour

Inner West Council’s Sustainable Homes Walking Tour will uncover secrets of sustainable design.

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8 May 2017

Ashfield Aquatic Centre refurbishment – Have Your Say

Inner West Council is asking residents for feedback on three different options for the refurbishment of Ashfield Aquatic Centre.

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2 May 2017

Council successful on WestConnex advocacy

Inner West Council has welcomed a guarantee by WestConnex Minister Stuart Ayres that all residual land associated with the motorway will be given back to the community.

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2 May 2017

First Inner West Open Studio Trail

13-14 and 20-21 May, 11am-5pm. Over 100 studios, galleries and ARIs (Artist Run Initiatives) open their doors over two weekends in May for the Inner West Open Studio Trail.

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2 May 2017

Community Engagement Framework on Exhibition

Council is exhibiting a Draft Community Engagement Framework that aims to strengthen local democracy through ensuring the community has a strong voice in Council’s decision-making.

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1 May 2017

Finding new spaces for canopy trees - Garners Avenue car park upgrade

Inner West Council’s recently completed upgrade to Garners Avenue car park included the installation of two super-advanced native trees that will improve shade and amenity - and extend the serviceable life of the bitumen by up to 30%.

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28 Apr 2017

Business boost for inner west

Inner West Council will boost local business in the inner west, with the adoption of several initiatives in the 2017/2018 Budget.

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27 Apr 2017

Council Budget delivers record capital works spending

Council last night approved the first integrated draft budget and operational plan of the Inner West Council for public exhibition.

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26 Apr 2017

Sydney Writers Festival comes to Ashfield

Wednesday 24 May 6pm for 6.30pm start Ashfield Town Hall John M. Green The Tao Deception In John M. Green’s The Tao Deception: A Tori Swyft Thriller, today’s conspiracy is tomorrow’s reality. When the Pope is assassinated by a drone and a Chinese terrorist group claims responsibility, Dr Tori Swy ...

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26 Apr 2017

Authors at Ashfield in May

Thursday 4 May 11am Level 6 Council Chambers The Unintentional Medium: Suzi Samuel. When the boundaries between the real world and the unseen world overlap and you begin getting cooking tips and dating advice from your ghostly grannies, life itself can never be the same. Book for purchase and s ...

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24 Apr 2017

Public Art Opportunities at Patyegarang Place

Contemporary artists have the chance to have their artwork featured at Council’s new state of the art Library and community spaces in Marrickville.

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24 Apr 2017

Time Running Out for ClubGRANT Applications

Community organisations have until the end of April to apply for an Inner West ClubGRANT to help them deliver local projects that benefit the inner west community.

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13 Apr 2017

$200,000 for new technology at new Marrickville Library

Inner West Council has welcomed a grant of $200,000 to fund new technology at the new Marrickville Library, to be constructed on the old Marrickville Hospital site.

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