Media Releases

3 Nov 2016

Photo opportunity – unveiling of new WWII memorial

The Administrator of Inner West Council Richard Pearson will officially unveil the new World War Two memorial in Marrickville Park, Friday 11 November, 3pm.

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2 Nov 2016

Living the Land at Chrissie Cotter Gallery

Abstract Australian landscapes will feature at Inner West Council’s Chrissie Cotter Gallery exhibition, Living the Land.

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2 Nov 2016

Marrickville Park upgrade Stage One now open

Stage One of Marrickville Park’s $2.7 million refurbishment has opened.

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1 Nov 2016

Chemical and e-waste drop off days

Inner West Council is holding free chemical and e-waste drop off days in November and December.

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1 Nov 2016

Bright Sparks Lights up Young Minds

A new Leichhardt Library program designed to engage young minds in the joy of scientific discovery is looking for more participants.

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1 Nov 2016

Dawn Fraser Pool Receiving Major Upgrade

An $800,000 upgrade to local favourite Dawn Fraser Pool will deliver improvements to accessibility and restoration of the 1880s State Heritage listed pool buildings.

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31 Oct 2016

At the Green Living Centre in November…

A range of free workshops will be held at Council's Green Living Centre during November.

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31 Oct 2016

Easing the affordable housing crisis

Inner West Council is helping to ease the affordable housing crisis. Council has gained ownership of four apartments for affordable housing through a Voluntary Planning Agreement (VPA).

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28 Oct 2016

Inner West Council announces Stronger Communities Grants

Inner west community groups have benefitted from $300,000 in grant funding.

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28 Oct 2016

Council supports Police calls for Alcohol Free Zones

A number of Alcohol Free Zones will be established in a number of parks and streets in Ashfield following a request from Ashfield Police and consultation with the local community.

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27 Oct 2016

Café Operator Sought for Fenwick’s Store

The historic Fenwick’s Store, seen by many locals as the Gateway to Balmain, will resume life as a daytime only café.

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27 Oct 2016

Budget Green Light for Section 94 Projects

A raft of community infrastructure works funded by developer contributions will go ahead with a focus on upgrades to playgrounds, parks and sporting facilities.

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27 Oct 2016

Sydenham Station Creative Hub another step closer

The Sydenham Station Creative Hub is a step closer after Tuesday night’s Council meeting. Inner West Council's vision for the area is to protect traditional industries, while expanding creative industries, and adding food, drink and live music venues to the mix.

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27 Oct 2016

Vacancies Plummet on Revitalised Norton Street

Retail vacancies along Norton Street in Leichhardt have fallen to a four year low with a range of Council initiatives boosting the flagship main street.

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27 Oct 2016

GLC Sustainable Pop-Up Kitchen at Newtown Festival

The Green Living Centre’s sustainable pop-up kitchen will be at the heart of Newtown Festival’s eco-space on Sunday 13 November at Camperdown Memorial Rest Park.

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25 Oct 2016

Be Asbestos Aware

Inner West Council is urging local renovators, builders, and tradies to be ‘Asbestos Aware’ during National Asbestos Awareness Month in November.

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24 Oct 2016

Anita Cobby: 30 years on

The Daily Telegraph’s Crime Editor Mark Morri is discussing his new book, Anita Cobby: The Case, the Husband, the Aftermath – 30 Years On at Marrickville Library on Wednesday 23 November.

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24 Oct 2016

Bestselling author Liane Moriarty at Marrickville Town Hall

No. 1 New York Times bestselling author Liane Moriarty is discussing her latest novel Truly Madly Guilty at Marrickville Town Hall on Wednesday 2 November.

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21 Oct 2016

Norton Street Italian Festa Celebrates its 30th Year

Now in its 30th year, Norton Street on Sunday 30 October will once again be home to the carnival of the Italian influenced good life that is the Norton Street

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19 Oct 2016

Summer Hill Pony Owner Rejects Council’s Help to Relocate Horse

A last ditch offer from the Inner West Council to help relocate a pony being kept in a Summer Hill terrace house seems to have fallen on deaf ears, with the owner ignoring the upcoming deadline set by the Land and Environment Court to have the pony rehoused by 21 October.

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19 Oct 2016

LGBTI 55+ Shared Lunch to promote healthy ageing and wellbeing

Inner West Council has partnered with ACON’s LOVE Project to host a free LGBTI 55+ lunch.

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19 Oct 2016

Have your say on Stronger Communities funding

Inner West Council is still consulting with the community on how $14 million of NSW Government funding should be spent.

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18 Oct 2016

Authors at Ashfield in November

Line up of Author Talks for November

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14 Oct 2016

Emergency Roadworks for Ramsey Street

A portion of Ramsey Street between Yasmar Avenue and Bland Street has collapsed around a stormwater line.

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14 Oct 2016

Shopping Study Shows Opportunities for Darling Street

The Inner West Council is set to level the playing field for Balmain businesses up against big mall operators, with ground-breaking research originally commissioned by the former Leichhardt Council giving an insight into spending habits on Darling Street.

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14 Oct 2016

New LRAC Structure to Increase Representation

The Inner West Council is consulting with the Local Representation Advisory Committees on changes to their structure that will allow them to play a larger part in bigger issues for the new Council.

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12 Oct 2016

LRACs Broaden Focus to Whole Inner West

The Inner West Council Local Representation Advisory Committees (LRACs) are broadening their focus, with the Committees combining into one, whole of Inner West group.

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11 Oct 2016

Let Marrickville Festival 2016 entertain you

Inner West Council’s Marrickville Festival is on soon.

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7 Oct 2016

Inner west councils demand Cooks River trees be saved

Inner West Council is working with other stakeholders to save up to 800 trees that have been tagged for possible removal by energy companies.

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7 Oct 2016

Ashfield Aquatic Centre redeveloped for Christmas 2018

Inner West Council’s $19.6 million Ashfield Aquatic Centre redevelopment is on track to be completed in time for the 2018/19 summer swimming season, with a new Learn to Swim Pool and restored 50 metre and water polo pools to be available.

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7 Oct 2016

Open Inner West 2017 grant applications now open

Applications are now open for events and activities as part of Inner West Council's ten day festival, Open Inner West 2017.

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7 Oct 2016

Wall2Wall Mural Entries Closing Soon

The hugely successful Wall2Wall public art competition is celebrating its tenth birthday with three big and bold new sites where local artists can share their work.

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7 Oct 2016

Volunteer for Graffiti Removal Day 2016

Inner West Council will support Graffiti Removal Day on Sunday 30 October.

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6 Oct 2016

New art at ArtSeat – Nocturnal Vibrations

A photographic portrayal of what Newtown might look like on a beautiful clear night without any light pollution is the latest art to feature at Council’s ArtSeat.

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6 Oct 2016

How many ibis?

Inner West Council is encouraging residents to participate in the upcoming annual Australian White Ibis Community Survey, and Aussie Backyard Bird Count.

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6 Oct 2016

Inner West Council Meetings to Live Stream on YouTube

Live streaming of Inner Council meetings via YouTube will start this year in a move to make it easier for many more in the community to follow meetings and hear about issues that interest them.

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5 Oct 2016

Salsa 4 Seniors dance classes

Inner West Council’s activities for seniors are expanding to include Salsa 4 Senior classes.

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5 Oct 2016

Art Therapists exhibition for Mental Health Month at CCG

Nineteen Masters-trained Art Therapists are exhibiting their work at Chrissie Cotter Gallery during October, Mental Health Month.

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30 Sep 2016

Have your say on Marrickville Town Centre upgrade

Inner West Council is asking residents and businesses: “What do you love about the Marrickville Town Centre? What would you change?”

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30 Sep 2016

Residents Urged to Report Illegal Dumping

Inner West Council residents are invited to get smart to help get rid of illegal dumping in our community.

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30 Sep 2016

Triple M’s Gus Worland at Marrickville Library

Popular Triple M radio host Gus Worland is discussing his new book, How to Lose a Few Kegs (without busting a gut) at Marrickville Library on Wednesday 19 October.

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29 Sep 2016

10 Year Plan to improve Cooks River Parklands

Council will dedicate more than $6 million to improve recreation and environmental outcomes for the Cooks River and its parklands over the next 10 years.

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29 Sep 2016

Have Your Say on $14 million Major Projects Program

Inner West Council is asking the local community to have a say on how NSW Government funding should be spent on major projects for the local government area.

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28 Sep 2016

Residents invited to Have Say on Council decisions

Inner West Council is inviting residents to join a number of interim Reference Groups that will ensure the community has a direct say in decisions affecting the local area.

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28 Sep 2016

Inner West Council Wins against Balmain Leagues Overdevelopment

Inner West Council has this morning won a long battle against the overdevelopment of the Balmain Leagues Club Site, with an appeal by Rozelle Village dismissed on all grounds by the NSW Land and Environment Court.

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28 Sep 2016

Ausgrid Commits to Reduce Tree Trimming

Inner West Council has received a commitment from Ausgrid that contractors will reduce the cutback they are carrying out on local street trees following strong advocacy from Council and the community.

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27 Sep 2016

Legal Advice Dashes WestConnex Hopes

Advice from prominent Sydney barrister Tim Robertson SC has indicated that there is no chance of Inner West Council mounting a successful legal challenge against the unpopular WestConnex Motorway project.

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27 Sep 2016

Inner West Council Embraces Planning Panel

Inner West Council has tonight agreed to introduce an independent hearing and assessment panel (IHAP) to be known as the Inner West Planning Panel.

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27 Sep 2016

Festival Season in the Inner West

Spring is the season of Festivals and Fairs in the inner west.

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27 Sep 2016

Have Your Say on Victoria Road Precinct Planning Proposal

A proposal to rezone industrial land in Marrickville to allow for new homes and businesses is now on public exhibition and inner west residents are invited to have their say.

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